Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Condi Rice endorses Exxon CEO for Secretary of State, doesn’t disclose financial relationship

On Tuesday morning, Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state for George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009, issued a statement applauding President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state nominee.
Rice wrote that she knows Tillerson “as a successful business man and a patriot,” and believes he “will represent the interests and the values of the United States with resolve and commitment.”
What Rice didn’t note, however, is that she has a business relationship with Tillerson, as Exxon is a client of the Rice Hadley Gates consulting firm she runs with former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Read full story here 

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