Both White House and Senate sources now confirm that while the President did meet with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist yesterday, it was a call between Frist and the President last night that doomed the Miers nomination.
According to White House sources, Frist informed the President that the nomination simply was not holding up and that it was placing Republicans in a difficult position. The news was not taken well, but the speedy withdrawal is a sign that the White House understood the situation.
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