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Ex-Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes takes job with Kremlin-backed propaganda outlet RT

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Scottie Nell Hughes, a former CNN personality and frequent surrogate for Donald Trump, has reportedly taken a job with the Kremlin-backed news agency RT.

The Daily Beast reported on Thursday that Hughes had leveraged her role as one of the top surrogates for the 2016 Trump campaign.

In a status update on Facebook, Hughes recently revealed that she is now employed by RT, which was forced to register as a foreign agent following Russian attacks on U.S. election systems in 2016.

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“Two sources familiar with the situation tell The Daily Beast that Hughes and RT have been in serious talks in recent weeks for her to assume a full-time position at the Washington, D.C., bureau,” The Daily Beast noted. “The position discussed was for a news anchor job, not for her to serve purely as a conservative, pro-Trump pundit, as she used to do at CNN.”

In a tweet on Wednesday, Hughes seemed to already be promoting her new network.

In an interview with The Washington Post last year, Hughes lamented that she could not get a job following Trump’s election.

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“I’m dead in the water now,” she explained. “I can’t be touched by any media or any network.”


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