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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was offered the position as US ambassador to Russia

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President Trump has offered former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman the position as U.S. ambassador to Russia. The job offer comes in the midst of investigations into the contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign, the Associated Press reported.

According to a White House official not authorized to discuss the move publicly until it is announced, Huntsman was offered the position earlier this week.

Huntsman is a well-seasoned ambassador. He served as the nation's top diplomat to Singapore under President George H.W. Bush and to China under President Barack Obama.

He was also briefly considered as Trump's secretary of state.

Huntsman and Trump, a man adamant about loyalty, haven't always shared the best relations. Following the release of recordings showing Trump making lewd comments towards women in 2005, Huntsman called for running mate, then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to top the GOP ticket. And in a series of tweets in 2011 and 2012, Trump described Huntsman a "lightweight" and "weak" and claimed that China "did a major number on us" during his tenure."


The White House official, however, said the two buried their differences during the presidential transition.

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