Former China ambassador Jon Huntsman is the latest Russia hawk to join the Donald Trump Administration.
If confirmed by the Senate, Huntsman would succeed John F. Tefft as the American ambassador in Moscow.
Other appointments sure to trouble the Kremlin include Defense Secretary James Mattis, National Security Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster and the White House senior director for Europe and Russia, Fiona Hill. All have been critical of Vladimir Putin.
Their elevations may be a way for Trump to allay criticism of ties between his advisors and Russia. Read more “Trump Seeks to Allay Russia Criticism with New Ambassador”