Early this morning, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson did what many felt sure he would do eventually: He withdrew his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In doing so, Jackson overshadowed a victory for President Donald Trump — the swift confirmation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, along with the release of a photo of Pompeo meeting with Kim Jong Un. Jackson was also an unwitting spark to a new presidential feud, POLITICO’s Burgess Everett reports.

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