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Heather Nauert Withdraws as Trump's Nominee for UN Ambassador

  • Background check said to raise questions on nominating her
  • Nanny said to be legal immigrant but not authorized to work
Heather Nauert
Heather NauertPhotographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP
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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is withdrawing from consideration as President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, according to a statement.

Nauert’s nomination began to falter after the White House was alerted to a problem in her background: She had in the past employed an immigrant nanny who was in the U.S. legally but wasn’t authorized to work, according to two people familiar with the matter.