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Trump picks new US ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating the No. 2 official on the State Department to be the following U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Trump introduced Friday that he’s picked John Sullivan, deputy secretary of state, for the put up. He’ll exchange John Huntsman who introduced in August that he was resigning and returning residence to Utah.

Sullivan, who held senior positions within the Justice, Defense and Commerce departments in each Bush administrations, was talked about Friday in former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s deposition to the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

She mentioned Sullivan was the one who advised her that her tenure within the job was being curtailed. Yovanovitch says Sullivan advised her Trump had been pressuring the State Department to take away her for the reason that summer time of 2018. She left Ukraine in May.

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