Representatives of the US foreign Ministry and the White House will hold a series of talks with her on foreign policy.
Head of the press service of the state Department Heather Nauert in early January will participate in briefings on trade and global conflicts before the hearings in the foreign Affairs Committee of the US Senate on the approval of her candidacy for the post of permanent representative to the UN. This was reported on Wednesday by the newspaper Politico.
According to them, representatives of the foreign Ministry and the White House will hold a series of talks on foreign policy with the former leading TV channel Fox News. As the newspaper notes, at the hearings in the Committee, Democrats and a number of conservative Republicans will ask Nauert uncomfortable questions, including about the lack of experience in her work as a diplomat for such a position. It was largely because of this that it was decided to hold briefings for her. In addition, as Politico emphasizes, some American diplomats specifically contact journalists to give the head of the press service of the Department a high assessment.
Nauert herself refused to comment on the publication of this information. The Committee has not yet set a date for the hearing on her candidature. Earlier, the Associated Press reported that if approved, the diplomat will not be a member of the presidential Cabinet, as its predecessors in this position.
Nauert headed the press service of the foreign Ministry on April 24, 2017. On March 13, 2018, she became acting Deputy Secretary of state for public diplomacy and public relations.
Nikki Haley, who served as the US permanent representative to the UN from January 2017 on October 9 announced her resignation. She is expected to leave office in January 2019.