Friday

Trump Nominee for Ambassador to Singapore Withdraws 


President Donald Trump says K.T. McFarland has withdrawn from consideration to be ambassador to Singapore.


Trump issued a statement Friday. He said McFarland served his administration “with distinction” and said Democrats “chose to play politics rather than move forward with a qualified nominee for a critically important post.”


McFarland is a former deputy national security adviser in the Trump administration and former Fox News analyst. She was nominated in May.


After the Republican-majority Senate did not act on the nomination by the end of last year, McFarland was re-nominated in January.


McFarland’s nomination was in doubt amid questions about her communications with ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.