Jay Carney on Retirement Plans: 'I'm Not Headed to Russia'

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed rumors that he might seek the job of United States Ambassador to Russia after announcing his retirement from the White House.

“Nobody’s offered the job and I’m not headed to Russia,” Carney answered after a White House reporter floated the idea. Carney was a former Moscow bureau chief for Time magazine.

On Friday, Carney joked that he was considering managing his son’s band, which he described as “on the verge of taking off.”

“I’ve managed, over the past months, to have some conversations about what my future might look like, and I’m excited by some of the possibilities,” he added cryptically. “But I’m sure you guys will be among the first to know once I’ve decided what I’m going to do.”

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, Carney explained that he had a “lot of fun” working in the White House for President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

“I'm sure I'll see you down the road,” he said to co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski during the interview.


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