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Ex-Fox News reporter confirms she will be appointed to take over US State Dept. war on propaganda

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A former Fox News reporter confirmed this week that she will take over the U.S. State Department’s effort to combat foreign propaganda.

In an interview with Foreign Policy magazine, Lea Gabrielle said that she expects to be appointed to lead the Global Engagement Center, a State Department group which works to counter foreign misinformation.

Gabrielle worked as a journalist for both Fox News and NBC. Prior to that, she served as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and as an intelligence officer, according to Foreign Policy.

“We have to realize that we are under attack by adversary countries and international terrorist organizations that are using propaganda and disinformation as a weapon,” she told the magazine. “They’re doing it because it’s cheap, and it’s easy, and because they can.”

Gabrielle specifically cited interference from China, Russia and Iran.

Foreign Policy noted that the Global Engagement Center “became a political lightning rod amid feuds between the Trump administration and Congress over how to address threats, including Russian election meddling.”

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Former Fox News anchor Heather Nauert previously served as the State Department’s chief spokesperson.

Watch a video clip below of Gabrielle appearing on Fox Business in 2016.

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BUSTED: Ex-GOP state chairman was arrested — for the second time in two weeks

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On Friday, Idaho GOP chairman Jonathan Parker, who stepped down prior to being arrested for stalking, was arrested again. This time Parker was arrested for trespassing.

"Officers made contact with that man and identified him as Parker. Further investigation revealed that there is an active protection order between Parker and a woman living nearby — his estranged wife — and Parker was then arrested and charged with felony stalking. During his arraignment, the judge issued a issued a no-contact order, which bars Parker from getting within 500 feet of his wife," a report from the Idaho Statesman said.

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Impeachment is no longer about ‘registering outrage’ — it’s now about ‘averting an ongoing crisis’: columnist

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President Donald Trump continues to defy presidential norms.

Boston Globe’s Michael A. Cohen wrote that Trump's behavior would be laughable if it weren't so dangerous for Americans. Cohen explained that in one week, President Trump has shown to put his interest above the U.S.

Trump started the week by telling ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he would take dirt on a rival from foreign operatives. He also downplayed the threat of North Korea.

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Trump expert Tony Schwartz reveals ‘all you need to know’ about the president

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The co-author of the president's 1987 autobiography Trump: The Art of the Deal on Friday revealed "all you need to know" about the commander-in-chief.

Tony Schwartz offered advice on how to respond to Trump as his behavior becomes even more erratic.

"As we all know, Trump is shameless and compulsive liar. Here's the solution: ignore everything he says -- everything," Schwartz counseled.

"Don't waste any energy in outrage," he continued.

"Just know nothing he says is ever true," Schwartz said. "That's all you need to know."

https://twitter.com/tonyschwartz/status/1139681718175014912

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