Mormon Chosen by Trump as U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Jon Huntsman, who served as the ambassador to China under President Obama's administration, recently was offered the position of the U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has been offered the job of U.S. ambassador to Russia and is in the process of submitting paperwork to accept the position, two administration sources have confirmed.

Huntsman, who served as ambassador to Singapore under President George H.W. Bush and then to China under President Barack Obama, was an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump during last year's campaign.

He was officially offered the Russia post earlier this week. Huntsman did not respond to a Politico request for comment.

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