Inside Rex Tillerson’s long romance with Russia Washington Post
Rex Tillerson has never worked for another company, but resigned from ExxonMobile, the largest of all oil companies, on December 31, 2016, and agreed to withdraw from ExxonMobil business through December 31, 2017. After receiving permission from Trump’s cabinet, are we to presume he will resume?
Rebecca Leber on Twitter via opensecrets.org “another reminder that Tillerson only intends to stay away from State decisions benefiting Exxon for *one year* https://t.co/m2Jjt608D6 pic.twitter.com/4pCnVFiyRf “I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which I know that ExxonMobil is a party or represents a party, unless I am first authorized to participated, pursuant to 5 C.F.R. 2635.502(d)— Rebecca Leber (@rebleber) January 17, 2017”
December 7, 2017, Rachel Maddow exposed the $500 Billion deal for ExxonMobil and Putin’s Rosneft, which was formed after Putin jailed the CEOs and took over the companies which made Rosneft the largest company. Valued at $750 Billion after a Siberian discovery. Obama’s sanctions stopped the biggest deal in the history of mega-deals, which gained another $1 Billion in value upon discovery of a new oil field north of Siberia. Rachel Maddow on MSNBC
Elliott Abrams was with the Project for the New American Century, PNAC, read more here “When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wanted to appoint Elliott Abrams, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush White Houses, as his No. 2, someone in the president’s orbit made sure Trump was freshly aware of Abrams’ anti-Trump comments from 2016, such as a Weekly Standard op-ed in which Abrams wrote, “The party has nominated someone who cannot win and should not be president.” Trump personally intervened to block Abrams’ appointment.” Politico Shane Goldmacher May 15, 2017