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Trump nominates NY Jets owner for ambassador to UK

Trump nominates NY Jets owner for ambassador to UK
Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 13:16:10-04

(CNN) - The White House nominated New York Jets owner Robert "Woody" Johnson as ambassador to the United Kingdom on Friday.

It comes more than five months after President Donald Trump first named him as his pick for the role.

Johnson, who was a top fundraiser for Trump's presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee, will now have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

So far, the White House has declined to comment on the reasons behind the delay in Johnson's nomination process. But the formal vetting and disclosure process is known to be time consuming, especially for candidates with extensive financial holdings.

  

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