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White House fills troubled Russia job

Posted On: Jul 10, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

White House fills troubled Russia job

The White House has tapped Ryan Tully to be the top Europe and Russian official on the National Security Council, the fifth person to hold the job in three and a half years, according to two people familiar with his hiring.
Tully, who assumes his new role on Monday, is currently the senior adviser for arms control and deputy senior director for the council's directorate on weapons of mass destruction, where he helped lead policy on counterproliferation and biosecurity.
The job of senior director for European and Russian affairs at the White House has seen rapid turnover in the last year. Tully replaces Tom Williams, who returned to the Defense Department on Friday after a two-year detail at the NSC. Other people who have held the role in the Trump administration include Fiona Hill and Tim Morrison, both of whom testified in the impeachment inquiry, and, briefly, Andrew Peek.
In his time at the NSC, policies Tully has worked to ban exports of component parts for Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the Trump...

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