Timothy E. Flanigan has withdrawn as a nominee to be deputy attorney general amid a delay in his confirmation because of his dealings with indicted Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Flanigan, a senior lawyer for Tyco International, wrote President Bush that he was withdrawing because of "uncertainty concerning the timing of my confirmation." Flanigan was nominated in May to be Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' top deputy.
Flanigan Withdraws Nomination as DOJ's No. 2 Official
The Associated Press
October 10, 2005