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

 
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 BoltonKim Jong Un's 'long yet necessary road' toward reaffirming alliances Top Iranian official says Trump could be lured into a conflict with Tehran Hillicon Valley: Facebook expects up to B FTC fine | DHS face scanning at airports sparks alarm | New Twitter tool targets election misinformation | Lawmakers want answers on Google 'Sensorvault' MORE, former State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, and former White House communications directors Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Mnuchin plans to hire ex-Fox News contributor Monica Crowley: report Scaramucci: Mr. President, the press is not the enemy of the people 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.