Nauert to Become Next UN Ambassador


President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he had chosen State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW'-urt) to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump's announcement comes just a day after the USA lost a high-profile vote in the U.N. General Assembly for a resolution condemning the Palestinian militant group Hamas. If Nauert is confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy.

In its first two years, the Trump administration has pulled out of the U.N. scientific, educational and cultural organization UNESCO, the U.N. Human Rights Council and threatened to leave the International Postal Union. That probe is being led by Robert Mueller.

Trump has railed against the probe and his Justice Department's supervision of it. He ultimately served as attorney general from 1991 through 1993.

CBS News' Major Garrett and Fin Gomez contributed reporting.

But for the United States, the vote also succeeded in reinforcing its stance that the world body is biased against the Jewish state.

He had previously named John Bolton, a former United Nations ambassador who was a Fox contributor, as his national security adviser and Bill Shine, a former Fox co-president as his deputy White House chief of staff in charge of communications, the newspaper reported.

"I'm sure she will perform well at her hearing and look forward to supporting her nomination".

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He then announced he will nominate William Barr for the attorney general position. He is now a lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis. In turn, these played a role in weakening North Korea's weapons program, and persuading Kim Jong Un to take part in negotiations, she said.

"But I don't agree with the president on everything".

Mr. Barr is a proponent of extensive presidential powers.

"I think that he will be confirmed readily by the Senate", Gingrich said.

Bolton, a former United Nations ambassador under President George W Bush, is especially well-known for his hostile stance towards the global body. Haley was also a diplomatic novice - though she did arrive in NY with the six years experience of running SC as governor.

At the State Department, Nauert scaled back what had previously been daily news conferences in previous administrations, sometimes making them just once-a-week events.

He expressed hope that she will continue to be a "bridge between Washington and the United Nations at a time when we more than ever need an America that is engaged with the United Nations in world affairs and committed to our shared values, beginning with human rights". "Now you've got to make yourself smart, '" Tony Snow, a Fox News host told the Washington Post in 2000. James Risch, R-Idaho, poised to become chairman of Foreign Relations.