New assignment in the US government: a repatriate and a newcomer | –


An old acquaintance returns and a former Fox News presenter becomes the UN ambassador: US President Trump replaces two seats. Two more personal details will arrive soon.

US President Donald Trump announced the planned replacement of two major government offices. The new Minister of Justice should be William Barr, who was already in the early 90s in this office. As a new US ambassador to the United Nations, Trump has appointed US State Department spokesman Heather Nauert.

Barr was Justice Minister from 1991 to 1993 under former President George H. W. Bush, who passed away last week. Currently, 62-year-old Barr works for an international law firm. It will happen to Jeff Sessions, whom Trump had urged to resign after a congressional election a month ago. Among other things, the Minister of Justice is responsible for the investigation of the special investigator Robert Mueller in the Russian vote.

From the TV presenter to the diplomat

The forty-nine Nauert will replace the new UN ambassador Nikki Haley, who had announced his resignation at the beginning of October. Nauert was in the past the presenter and the correspondent of the conservative television Fox News. He moderated, among other things, the "Fox & Friends" breakfast format, popular but politically biased.

Under the leadership of Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson, Nauert joined the Foreign Ministry in 2017 as a spokesperson and became an influential diplomat. As a secretary of state, the mother of two children now sits at the table in important international negotiations. It is also considered extremely faithful to Trump. The president of the United States praised Nauert as "very talented" and "very intelligent". The Senate still has to accept both applications.

Is Trump Kelly's chief of staff back?

Also, you may need to fill in another post. According to information from CNN, White House chief John Kelly may resign in the next few days. The relationship of trust between Trump and the former four-star general has long been considered to be flawed. It is said that Kelly made Trump unflattering internally. Even with National Security Adviser John Bolton, he is said to have collided several times.

Kelly's successor may then be former vice president Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers. The 36-year-old is considered very loyal and is also a friend of Trump's family. Ayers would already be the third head of Trump's staff in less than two years.

It is clear that the president of the United States Armed Forces General, General Joseph Dunford, leaves at the end of the year. His assignment will presumably be taken by Chief of the Army Mark Milley. This is not yet confirmed, but several press agencies report it consistently with reference to government circles.

With information from Martin Ganslmeier, ARD Studio Washington

NDR information reported on this topic on December 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm.



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