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Unauthorized Nanny Grounds Nauert’s UN Ambassadorship

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18.02.2019

President Trump’s pick to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, withdrew her nomination on Saturday in order to avoid a scandal over her employment of a foreign nanny who was not authorized to work in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. The State Department, where Nauert served as a spokesperson before being tapped to replace Nikki Haley at the U.N., announced Nauert’s withdrawal on Saturday night, but neither it nor she publicly acknowledged the work visa issue as the reason. Nauert instead claimed that she was withdrawing to spare her family the “grueling” nomination process.

Per Bloomberg’s sources, Nauert’s real nanny issue was seen as a political liability amid President Trump’s admittedly fake national emergency over border security — though the former Fox News anchor’s lack of relevant diplomacy experience was also bound to be a problem had the confirmation process gone forward.

Nauert disclosed the transgression when filing paperwork for the U.N. role, but........

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