Donald Trump’s pick for senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council is facing scrutiny after an old tweet resurfaced in which she suggested Vladimir Putin should hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Monica Crowley, a conservative radio host and Fox News analyst, was announced as Trump’s choice for the position Thursday. Shortly after, CNN dug up a post written by Crowley in June in response to news that the State Department would not release Clinton’s emails for another 27 months. Linking to an article on the issue, Crowley wrote, “I guess Putin is going to have to do it.” The tweet came under the spotlight not only after Crowley was chosen for a senior position on the National Security Council, but also after intelligence officials said sophisticated hacking tools were used in Russia’s election hacking—a fact that would seem to implicate the Russian government. Crowley has yet to comment on the matter.
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