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Senate confirms Trump's Russia ambassador


Added 12-12-19 01:57:01pm EST - “The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Trump's pick to be the next ambassador to Russia.? Senators voted 70-22 to confirm John Sullivan, who currently serves as the deputy secretary of State.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Senate confirms Trump's Russia ambassador”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE’s pick to be the next ambassador to Russia. 

Senators voted 70-22 to confirm John Sullivan, who currently serves as the deputy secretary of State.

Sullivan will replace former Ambassador Jon Huntsman, who left the post to run for governor in Utah. 

Despite Trump's warmer tone toward Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinBudowsky: Would John McCain back impeachment? Sanctions encourage Sino-Russian cooperation Return of nuclear doomsday MORE, the United States and Russia have had a rocky relationship during the Trump era. 

The Senate's vote comes after Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov contradicted each other this week about whether they discussed election meddling during their White House meeting. Trump, in a tweet, indicated that they did, while Lavrov told reporters it wasn't brought up. 

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