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Donald Trump’s Pick For Secretary Of State Tries To Allay Senators’ Concerns About His Russia Ties

WASHINGTON ― Former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson attempted to alleviate concerns about his past ties with Russia during a series of meetings with senators from both parties on Wednesday. During his 10 years in charge at Exxon Mobil, Tillerson, who has been tapped to serve as secretary of state, developed close ties with high-ranking Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin. In 2012, the Kremlin awarded him the country’s Order of Friendship. He has been an outspoken critic of sanctions, one of the main tools used by the Obama administration to combat Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and interference in …read more

Source: The Huffington Post

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