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Fox News' Monica Crowley reportedly joining the Trump administration
Fox News contributor Monica Crowley (Image source: Fox News/YouTube)

Fox News' Monica Crowley reportedly joining the Trump administration

It looks like Fox News contributor Monica Crowley, who began her career working for former President Richard Nixon in the 1990s, is heading to the White House.

Crowley, according to a report from the Daily Beast, is expected to be tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as deputy national security adviser in his imminent administration. Fox terminated Crowley's contract following reports that she'll get a White House gig, sources said.

In addition to an advisory role, Crowley was also floated as a potential White House press secretary. In response to speculation, the former Fox analyst told the New York Post, "It would be an honor to serve in the new administration."

In addition to her experience as a foreign policy assistant to Nixon and her work in the media since, Crowley boasts a Ph.D. in international affairs from Columbia University.

The specifics of Crowley's new post have not been ironed out, according to anonymous sources who spoke to the Daily Beast:

The sources said it wasn’t yet clear if her title would mirror that of Ben Rhodes, who currently serves as the U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications. Rhodes was one of Obama’s the most influential staff members and had a critical hand in shaping the administration’s global security policies and then selling those policies to the world.

Crowley has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama since he took office in 2008. She has also made no bones about her beefs with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who served as Obama's secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

She has taken particular issue with the Obama White House's aversion to the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" — a hot-button issue for many conservatives who believe it is important to accurately name an enemy to fully understand and defeat it.

But Crowley's also stepped in it a few times, firing off some pretty incendiary rejoinders aimed at her political foes.

During an August appearance on Fox host Sean Hannity's nightly program, Crowley accused senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin's parents of being "essentially tools of the Saudi regime" working to see Muslims take over Western culture. She made those comments following news that Abedin had ties to a radical Muslim publication that is opposed to women's rights and blames 9/11 on the U.S.

And in October 2015, Crowley, an advocate for Trump, tweeted an image of herself standing in front of the remains of the Berlin Wall with the caption, "Walls work," a hat-tip to the billionaire businessman's bedrock promise to construct a wall along the United States' southern border.

Unsurprisingly, that tweet did not go over very well with her fellow Twitter users.

Should Crowley be formally tapped for the position, she will serve under retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's recently appointed national security adviser, along with fellow ex-Fox analyst K.T. McFarland, who was named to the president-elect's national security council in November.

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