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

Mnuchin plans to hire ex-Fox News contributor Monica Crowley: report
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Bloomberg first reported the news regarding Crowley, who sources said will serve in the official capacity as assistant secretary for public affairs.
 
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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 Robert BoltonUS ramping up digital attacks on Russia's power grid: report US ramping up digital attacks on Russia's power grid: report US-Iran tensions rise: Five things to know about oil tanker attack MORE, former State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, and former White House communications directors Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciSean Spicer says he would not return as White House press secretary if Trump asked him Sean Spicer says he would not return as White House press secretary if Trump asked him Scaramucci to CNN's Camerota in discussing Sanders departure: 'Don't be sanctimonious' 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.