Republicans Block Deputy Attorney General Nominee

Senate Republicans “have blocked the Obama administration’s choice for deputy attorney general over concerns about the nominee’s links to American International Group,” the AP reports.

James Cole was an independent consultant to AIG prior to its near collapse and government bailout in 2008. Republicans complained that confidentiality agreements prevented them from receiving answers about his work for the company.

Democrats cited endorsements Cole received from officials in both parties and high-ranking veterans of the department.

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