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John Sullivan John Sullivan testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing to be ambassador to Russia, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM)

John Sullivan, a top U.S. State Department official and former Mayer Brown partner nominated to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Russia, appeared on Wednesday to disavow President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, telling a Senate panel it would not be “in accord with our values” to ask a foreign government to probe a political rival.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at cbarber@alm.com. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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