Donald Trump’s Corruption Of America – ‘Exxon Consultants Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates Endorse Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson’
‘Former Bush Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Bush and Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates “strongly endorse” Putin pal and Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State’.
‘Of course, their endorsement is largely meaningless because as NBC’s Katy Tur points out’,
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“Both of whom are paid consultants for Exxon” https://twitter.com/kfile/status/808675701511622656 …
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‘Tillerson, who was formally nominated by Trump on Tuesday morning, also came recommended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. They also work for Exxon through their international consulting firm, Rice Hadley Gates’.
‘Rice and the firm also didn’t answer requests for comment’.(2)
‘At Exxon, Tillerson has been known for his ability to reach complex international agreements. He also brings deep ties to Russia: As an Exxon executive he managed ties between the company and the Kremlin and in 2011 struck a deal that allowed the company to access Arctic resources in Russia’.
‘But that deal was blocked by subsequent U.S. sanctions against Russia — sanctions that Tillerson sharply criticized for failing to consider the “broad collateral damage” they caused’.(3)