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Tillerson hits Obama admin for being too ‘weak’ on Russian annexation of Crimea

Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, slammed President Barack Obama’s administration during Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday for its response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Tillerson, who has faced bipartisan criticism for his business ties to the Kremlin, deemed the Obama White House’s response to Russia’s unexpected yet forceful seizure of Crimea as “weak.”
“In terms of the taking of Crimea, I think, my understanding is that caught a lot of people by surprise,” Tillerson told Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), who was questioning the oilman on the matter. “So I think the real question …read more

Source: The Blaze

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