Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Vox: Did Rex Tillerson just lie under oath about lobbying against Russia sanctions?

Vox: Did Rex Tillerson just lie under oath about lobbying against Russia sanctions?


“I have never lobbied against sanctions,” Tillerson said. “To my knowledge, Exxon never directly lobbied against sanctions.”

This seems hard to believe. Indeed, after the second line, Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chair of the committee, interjected: "I think you called me at the time [Russia sanctions were being debated]," he said. The public record backs him up: There is abundant and clear evidence that Exxon did lobby on sanctions under Tillerson’s leadership.

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