White House press secretary Jay Carney wants his boss to appoint him U.S. ambassador to Russia, according to a report published Monday.
“It’s been an ongoing rumor in administration circles that Carney is quietly lobbying to replace former Ambassador Mike McFaul as the next U.S. ambassador to Moscow,” Daily Beast reporter Josh Rogin reported.
Carney, however, disputed the report on Monday, telling the Huffington Post: “That is false.”
Carney is a former Moscow bureau chief for Time magazine. The Daily Caller reported last week that Carney has told people he plans to leave the White House soon.