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URGENT - Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

URGENT - Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

(CNN) -- State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador. President Donald Trump had announced he was picking Nauert, but the formal nomination had not been sent to the Senate."I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration. Serving in the Administration for the past two years has been one of the highest honors of my life and I will always be grateful to the President, the Secretary, and my colleagues at the State Department for their support," Nauert said in a statement from the State Department.The State Department said President Trump will make an announcement with respect to a new nominee soon.Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "Heather Nauert has performed her duties as a senior member of my team with unequalled excellence. Her personal decision today to withdraw her name from consideration to become the nominee for United States Ambassador to the United Nations is a decision for which I have great respect. I wish Heather nothing but the best in all of her future endeavors and know that she will continue to be a great representative of this nation in whatever role she finds herself."

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

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Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke visit Wisconsin with clear message: You won't be ignored this time

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Trump keeps trying to win a base he's already won, while forgetting everyone else

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Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks

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Key House chairman: New documents contradict Trump attorneys' statements over hush-money payments

Key House chairman: New documents contradict Trump attorneys' statements over hush-money payments

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URGENT - Exclusive: WH press secretary Sarah Sanders interviewed by special counsel's office

URGENT - Exclusive: WH press secretary Sarah Sanders interviewed by special counsel's office

(CNN) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday."The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them," Sanders said in response to a question from CNN.The interview is one of the final known interviews by Mueller's team. It came around the same time as the special counsel interviewed former White House chief of staff John Kelly, well after a number of other senior officials, including former White House communications director Hope Hicks and former press secretary Sean Spicer, were brought in for questioning.

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