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9/19 SFRC Hearings: Jon Huntsman Jr. (Russia), Wess Mitchell (State/EUR)

Posted: 12:47 am ET
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The SFRC is holding two hearings today, one for Ambassador Huntsman’s nomination to be the next Ambassador to Russia, and the second, Wess Mitchell’s nomination to be Assistant Secretary of State for the EUR Bureau. 84 more words

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This Week in Washington...

This week in Washington, two of my role models made headlines. Both are adoptive fathers. 328 more words

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Is Trump Continuing to Prove his Loyalty to Vladimir Putin?

Trump has nominated a new Ambassador to Russia. Ordinarily this would not be an issue, but questions are being raised because of a past tweet by Donald Trump himself. 157 more words

Trump Nominates Jon Huntsman, Who He Previously Bashed On Twitter, To Be The U.S Ambassador To Russia

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has gone from being the target of Trump’s Twitter rage to a potential solution for one of the President’s biggest problems: diplomacy with Russia. 386 more words

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Trump and Putin Met for Second Time at G-20 -- An “extraordinarily important meeting.”

Previously undisclosed conversation took place on sidelines of gathering of world leaders in Germany

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month.PHOTO: EVAN VUCCI/ASSOCIATED PRESS… 759 more words

Trump to Nominate Amb. Jon Huntsman, Jr. to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Posted: 1:57 am ET
Updated: July 20, 9:48 am PT
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White House announces Trump intends to nominate Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia — and spells his name wrong…

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Trump To Nominate Jon Huntsman As US Ambassador To Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Tuesday to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.

If confirmed, the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate would take over a high-profile post amid ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. 300 more words