If the report is accurate, there could be some awkward foreign trips in Hillary Clinton's future.
Harvard professor Samantha Power, who left Barack Obama's campaign after calling Clinton a "monster" in a newspaper interview, is taking a senior foreign policy job in the White House, the Associated Press is reporting.
The post as senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council requires close contact and potential travel with Clinton, who is now secretary of state, the AP says.
Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a book on genocide, stepped down last March from her unpaid role in the Obama campaign, saying she didn't want her comments to damage his presidential bid. Power told the Scotsman newspaper that Clinton was a "monster" who was "stooping to anything" to win the Democratic nomination.
Power's new spouse, Cass Sunstein, already has a job as Obama's regulatory czar.
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