President Biden is planning to nominate his campaign donor Jane Hartley as ambassador to the UK after months of delays, according to reports on Friday.
A White House spokesman declined to comment other than to say nothing is final until the pick is announced.
Four ambassadorial nominations were revealed on Friday, including former Sen. Tom Udall, but Hartley, 71, was not among them.
However, the Washington Post and CNN said Biden had homed in on Hartley as his choice ambassador to the Court of St. James.
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President Biden has reportedly settled on Jane Hartley, fundraiser and former ambassador to Paris, as he pick to be his ambassador to London. It comes after months of uncertainty
Biden was criticized for dragging his feet amid the slow pace of diplomatic nominations, but he has begun naming ambassadors to key posts in the past few weeks, including Paris and India
French President Francois Hollande awarded Hartley with the Legion d'Honneur at the end of her time as ambassador to Paris in 2017
President Barack Obama (C) and French President Francois Hollande (unseen) have dinner at the Ambroisie restaurant in Paris, with French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius (R), with the US Ambassador to France Jane D Hartley (L), French Prime Minister Manuel Valls as part of the COP21 World Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on November 30, 2015.
The decision could come as soon Monday, ending weeks of uncertainty about Biden's plans for one of the most prestigious postings, which comes with a 35-room neo-Georgian mansion in London's Regent Park.
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Ted Kaufman, the former Delaware senator and close friend of Biden, are understood to have been in the mix.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
CNN reported that Bloomberg declined the post.
A foreign diplomatic source said he was baffled the decision had taken so long when Hartley, a donor and a veteran of the European diplomatic circuit, ticked so many of the obvious boxes.
'A solid choice,' he said.
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