Treasury Pick Withdraws After Vetting 'Issue'

Cohen, tabbed as deputy, is third to pull out in less than a week
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2009 3:52 PM CDT
Treasury Pick Withdraws After Vetting 'Issue'
H. Rodgin Cohen, a possible choice for deputy treasury secretary, has withdrawn from consideration.   (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP)

Staffing the Treasury Department is proving to be a pickle for the Obama administration, with the third candidate in less than a week withdrawing from consideration today, ABC News reports. H. Rodgin Cohen, a partner with law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, was considered the top choice for Deputy Treasury Secretary until an “issue” arose in the final stages of his vetting process. “Back to the drawing board,” for the position, one aide said. (More Obama administration stories.)

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