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    Did Rex Tillerson just lie under oath about lobbying against Russia sanctions?
    Jan11

    Did Rex Tillerson just lie under oath about lobbying against Russia sanctions?

    Wednesday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, has mostly featured senators from both parties grilling Tillerson about Russia. This makes sense, given Tillerson’s extensive business history in the country as well as recent unconfirmed...

    Tillerson: Russian ‘Illegal’ Actions In Ukraine Required More Forceful Response
    Jan11

    Tillerson: Russian ‘Illegal’ Actions In Ukraine Required More Forceful Response

    U.S. Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson said the United States should have had a more robust military response following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. Asked at his confirmation hearing by Senator Ben Cardin what the U.S. response should have been, Tillerson said more defensive weapons, intelligence,...

    Coons Praises Tillerson’s ‘Very Strong’ Answers on NATO and Russia
    Jan11

    Coons Praises Tillerson’s ‘Very Strong’ Answers on NATO and Russia

    Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) praised President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, on Wednesday for his “very strong” answers on NATO and holding Russia accountable for massacres in the Syrian city of Aleppo. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Coons what he expected to hear from...

    Trudeau shuffles his cabinet while the world burns
    Jan11

    Trudeau shuffles his cabinet while the world burns

    “We are always going to be expected by Canadians to adjust and to put our best team forward in dealing with the important issues that matter to Canadians,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained following the restructuring of his cabinet at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, “whether it be the relationship with the United States, whether it be the...

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for secretary of state liveblog #4
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for secretary of state liveblog #4

    Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing continues. x YouTube Video Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 · 5:08:59 PM +00:00 · Mark Sumner …read more Source: Daily...

    Tillerson Takes Firm Stance On ‘Resurgent’ Russia In Senate Hearing
    Jan11

    Tillerson Takes Firm Stance On ‘Resurgent’ Russia In Senate Hearing

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has portrayed Russia as a dangerous and destabilizing global actor that disregards U.S. interests, but said Moscow is “not unpredictable” and that Washington must improve its understanding of the Kremlin’s thinking. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Russia friend Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow
    Jan11

    Russia friend Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow

    Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, adopted a tough new line on Russia on Wednesday, calling it a ‘danger’ to the United States and saying he would have recommended a muscular response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. Both assertions appeared to contradict...

    December power outage in Kiev was cyberattack, investigators say
    Jan11

    December power outage in Kiev was cyberattack, investigators say

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 11 (UPI) — An electric power blackout in Kiev in December was a cyberattack, Ukrainian investigators researching the incident said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Tillerson hits Obama admin for being too ‘weak’ on Russian annexation of Crimea
    Jan11

    Tillerson hits Obama admin for being too ‘weak’ on Russian annexation of Crimea

    Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, slammed President Barack Obama’s administration during Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday for its response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. Tillerson, who has faced bipartisan criticism for his business ties to the...

    Democratic senator probes Tillerson’s ties to Putin in confirmation hearing
    Jan11

    Democratic senator probes Tillerson’s ties to Putin in confirmation hearing

    Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin probed Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson about his reported ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday during Tillerson’s confirmation hearing. In his opening statement, Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed concern over President-elect Donald Trump’s...