President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia, the White House announced Tuesday evening.

The appointment comes at a time when the President’s relationship with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, is under public scrutiny following assessments from several intelligence agencies that Russia intentionally tried to intervene in the Presidential election to ensure a Trump victory.

The announcement came as reports emerged that Trump had a previously undisclosed meeting at the G20 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House…