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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

CIA Nominee Pulls Out

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bill Clinton's nominee for CIA director stepped aside because of legal questions over a former household helper. Clinton immediately nominated Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch to head the troubled spy agency.


Retired Air Force Gen. Michael P.C. Carns on Friday asked Clinton to withdraw his nomination to head the Central Intelligence Agency. He said in a statement that he withdrew in part because "an allegation that I failed to properly compensate a young Filipino who legally accompanied us to the United States appears substantially correct."


He said he was not aware of the error until he reviewed a copy of the contract signed by his wife last week.


The incident is the latest in a series of high-level appointments to backfire on Clinton