Trump Commerce Pick Withdraws From Consideration

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the MLB baseball team the Chicago Cubs following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and a TD Ameritrade board member, has reportedly withdrawn his own nomination to be President Trump’s deputy commerce secretary. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Ricketts’s decision came as a result of him being “Unable to untangle his complex financial holdings to the satisfaction of the Office of Government Ethics.”