April 28, 2017

SHE LEADS, THEY FOLLOW:

State Department Wants to Clear Nikki Haley's Remarks Before She Speaks (SOMINI SENGUPTA and GARDINER HARRIS, APRIL 27, 2017, NY Times)

The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, has often been the first, most outspoken member of the Trump administration to weigh in on key foreign policy issues, on everything from military strikes on Syria to sanctions against Russia and how to approach human rights.

Much of that has come as a surprise to the State Department, and the Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson, has often been far from the limelight.

Now, in an apparent attempt to foster greater coherence in American foreign policy, State Department officials are urging her aides to ensure her public remarks are cleared by Washington first.

Posted by at April 28, 2017 7:51 AM

  

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