Posted by | January 10, 2017 14:30 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

But, so what? Do rules mean anything anymore?

ExxonMobil did business with Iran, Syria and Sudan through a European subsidiary while President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of State was a top executive of the oil giant and those countries were under U.S. sanctions as state sponsors of terrorism, Securities and Exchange Commission filings show.

That business connection is likely to surface Wednesday at a confirmation hearing for ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The sales were conducted in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by Infineum, in which ExxonMobil owned a 50% share, according to SEC documents unearthed by American Bridge, a Democratic research group.

ExxonMobil told USA TODAY the transactions were legal because Infineum, a joint venture with Shell Corporation, was based in Europe and the transactions did not involve any U.S. employees.

 

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  • amersham1046

    smoke and mirrors, the first hint of a cover up

  • Mike

    Draining the swamp ain’t easy …

    • Suzanne McFly

      Filling it seems amazingly simple though, doesn’t it?

      • Mike

        It’s like he’s replacing the gators and pythons with crocs and, piranhas.

        • Suzanne McFly

          Making the slimy swamp creatures in the past not look so bad.

  • Willys41

    Corporate executives don’t give a damn about law or treaties until it’s their fanny getting arrested and tossed in the slammer.

  • William

    So? Ve get stupid orange man nice sexy Slovenian women yes? Then make orange man president and you his minister oil deals no? Is good Comrade eh?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8c8078042787b60b528fbee7a4a043d66db39ea25456056c4525eb1f55522309.png ? W