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Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia

President Trump will nominate Jon Huntsman, a former Utah governor, U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore, and Republican presidential candidate, as the next ambassador to Russia, the White House announced Tuesday.

This is a role that requires Senate confirmation, and if Huntsman is confirmed, he'll head to Moscow. Back at home, a special counsel and Congress are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The news was announced twice by the White House, as it spelled Huntsman's name wrong in the first press release heralding his nomination.