Monica Crowley smiles as she exits the elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump announced Crowley as senior director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)

Monica Crowley, Donald Trump's pick for deputy national security adviser, also said Vladimir Putin should leak Hillary Clinton's emails

Monica Crowley, like the president-elect, encouraged the Russian dictator to hack an American politician's emails


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Matthew Rozsa
December 17, 2016 2:20AM (UTC)

Remember when Donald Trump said this?

"I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."

Well, it looks like Monica Crowley — the Fox News analyst who resigned on Thursday to join President-elect Donald Trump's administration to be a deputy national security adviser — once expressed similar sentiments on Twitter.

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I guess Putin is going to have to do it. RT "State Dept Won’t Release Clinton Fdn Emails for 27 Months https://t.co/mnECDBYdX0

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 30, 2016

If Crowley is confirmed to be a deputy national security adviser, she would likely report to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has come under heavy fire for his own unsettling coziness with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. This includes sitting next to Putin after delivering a paid speech in Moscow and appearing on a state-funded Russian television network as an analyst.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was fired from his last job in the military, sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin after giving a paid speech in Moscow, called for Hillary Clinton to be imprisoned, and said President Obama was a “liar” with no plan for defeating ISIS.

Before working for Fox News, Crowley was a research assistant and adviser for President Richard Nixon in the years after his White House tenure, working with him on two books. She later wrote two of her own books about Nixon.

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Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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