President Trump taps Jon Huntsman to be ambassador to Russia
President Trump has picked former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. That’s despite the fact that Huntsman called on Trump to back out of the 2016 presidential race after the release of the vulgar “Access Hollywood” tape. Huntsman, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has held two previous ambassadorships, but given all the attention on Russia’s reported meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties to the Trump campaign, the job is sure to be under heightened scrutiny.