President Trump announced Friday his plan to nominate William Barr to lead the Department of Justice and State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to succeed Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations.
According to Fox News, the President referred to Barr -who served as Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush- as his “first choice from day one.”
The Commander-in-Chief confirmed the nominations while speaking with reporters as he left the White House for a conference in Missouri.
JUST IN: Pres. Trump says he will nominate William Barr to serve as attorney general, calling him "a terrific man, a terrific person."
— ABC News (@ABC) December 7, 2018
“Nauert would face a full plate at the United Nations, with Iran and North Korea and other issues dominating the U.S. agenda there. Further, she will confront a stream of anti-U.S. and anti-Israel rhetoric at the world body — something Haley constantly pushed back against during her tenure,” write Fox.
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