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

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is reportedly set to hire former Fox News contributor Monica Crowley as a spokeswoman for the Treasury Department.

 

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 Bolton, former State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, and former White House communications directors Anthony Scaramucci 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. 

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