Mnuchin plans to hire ex-Fox News contributor Monica Crowley: report

Mnuchin plans to hire ex-Fox News contributor Monica Crowley: report
© Getty
Bloomberg first reported the news regarding Crowley, who sources said will serve in the official capacity as assistant secretary for public affairs.
Crowley, who joined Fox News upon its inception in 1996, would succeed spokesman Tony Sayegh, who is expected to leave next month.

The former New York Post columnist is currently a regular contributor to the "John Batchelor Show," a nationally syndicated radio program. 
Crowley follows several former Fox News employees to work for the Trump administration, including current White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp, current national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonDiplomacy with China is good for America The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Pence lauds Harris as 'experienced debater'; Trump, Biden diverge over debate prep DOJ launches probe into Bolton book for possible classified information disclosures MORE, former State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, and former White House communications directors Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciFormer DeVos chief of staff joins anti-Trump group Scaramucci to Lemon: Trump 'doubling down' on downplaying virus 'should scare' viewers Sunday shows - Leaked audio of Trump's sister reverberates MORE and Bill Shine.
Crowley was originally set to join the Trump administration as a senior communications aide to former national security adviser Michael Flynn in 2016, but dropped out of contention following a CNN report with allegations of plagiarizing part of her 2012 book, "What the (Bleep) Just Happened," and in a dissertation submitted in 2000. 

The Hill has reached out to the Treasury Department and Crowley for comment.