Trump's Pick for Ambassador to Russia Says Trump Is Wrong About Russia

Trump's Pick for Ambassador to Russia Says Trump Is Wrong About Russia

"There is no question that the Russian government interfered in the USA election previous year", former Utah Gov. John Huntsman told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Those unequivocal comments from Huntsman on Russian election interference are based on the findings of the USA intelligence community - findings Trump has continued to call into question, seeing them as a way to deligitimize his 2016 victory. Still, President Trump has regularly cast doubt on the existence of Russian election interference.

The US government publicly announced in October that it was "confident" Russian Federation orchestrated the hacking of the Democratic National Committee in the lead-up to the election.

Congressional committees and a Department of Justice special counsel are investigating alleged Russian interference and any potential coordination between Trump associates and Russia.

"It's a powerful symbol when you get the director of national intelligence, the director of the CIA, the head of the NSA, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who come together in unison behind their findings", Huntsman said.

Huntsman also said that "Russia continues to threaten stability in Europe" by violating the sovereignty of its neighbors. Of one mind and one conclusion.

Ka-52 helicopter incidentally fires missiles at spectators during Zapad 2017 drills
Another video shows the cockpit view as the pilot flies over the scene before the rockets suddenly fire towards the ground. On September 18, Russian leader Vladimir Putin visited it to inspect the drills.

Meanwhile, media reports on the probe into Russian links with the Trump campaign said that United States investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after last year's presidential election.

"I think this the most important position, so far dealing with global relations", said Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry. He also ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

"What we saw today, is that there are some issues that transcend politics".

Tuesday, Huntsman went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Huntsman is expected to be easily confirmed. "Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) called Huntsman "a tremendous patriot" and encouraged his colleagues" to vote unanimously for this outstanding gentleman".

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