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Rex Tillerson, the businessman nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US secretary of state, is the long-time director of a US-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the Bahamas, leaked documents show.
Tillerson – the chief executive of ExxonMobil – has been a director of the oil company’s Russian subsidiary, Exxon Neftegas, since 1998. His name – RW Tillerson – appears next to other officers who are based at Houston, Texas; Moscow; and Sakhalin, in Russia’s far east.
originally posted by: knoxie
a reply to: MALBOSIA
would those business deals you're wishing for require taking someone oil?
originally posted by: Riffrafter
a reply to: muse7
Wow - great find!
I believe Trump has the right to name who he wants to his cabinet. And I thought Tillerson was a good pick initially.
But if this Is true regarding Tillerson being on the board of directors for a US-Russian jointly owned company, then his name needs to be removed from consideration for SoS and Trump needs to find someone else.
The potential for multiple conflicts of interest are enormous - whether he retires from Exxon or not. He *WAS* on that board. And I'm sure he still has a lot of friends on that board, and that alone presents an enormous conflict of interest, in my opinion.
originally posted by: DickBrisket
It's Publicly Traded Company. G.W. Bush keeps his oil down there as well. It's called business. What a joke! a reply to: muse7