• Rex Tillerson Says Exxon Mobil Didn't Lobby Against Sanctions. Public Records Suggest Otherwise

    8 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    WASHINGTON ― Former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson testified under oath during his secretary of state confirmation hearing Wednesday that he had no knowledge of his company lobbying lawmakers against sanctions.
    But public records show that between 2006 and 2014, while Tillerson was leading the oil giant, firms representing Exxon Mobil repeatedly lobbied members of Congress on sanctions legislation targeting Iran and Russia that could hurt the company's business.
    Confronted by Sen. Bob Menendez an architect of several Congressional sanctions bills targeting Iran, Tillerson denied...
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  • AP FACT CHECK: Exxon Mobil lobbying at odds with claim

    AP FACT CHECK: Exxon Mobil lobbying at odds with claim

    8 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied Wednesday that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid sanctioning Russia over foreign-policy disputes. The record, though, is not so clear. The nominee testified at his confirmation hearing that “I have never lobbied against sanctions personally” and “to [...]
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  • Tillerson Denies Lobbying Against Sanctions, But Records And Senator Say Otherwise

    Tillerson Denies Lobbying Against Sanctions, But Records And Senator Say Otherwise

    8 days ago - By Newsweek

    Evidence seems to contradict the secretary of state nominee and former Exxon Mobil CEO's claims at confirmation hearing.
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  • Trump secretary of state nominee claims he had 'no knowledge' of Exxon's lobbying against Russia sanctions

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    ExxonMobil CEO and Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he had "no knowledge" of Exxon's lobbying efforts against US sanctions on Russia.
    "Sanctions are a powerful tool and they're an important tool in terms of deterring additional action," Tillerson told the lawmakers.
    But a lobbying disclosure form from 2014 , unearthed by Salon writer Simon Maloy, states that Exxon engaged in lobbying "related to Energy Sanctions in the Ukraine and Russia" in 2014, shortly after the US sanctioned Russia for annexing Crimea and its...
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