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Tillerson Visited White House Often Over Russia Sanctions

  • Exxon CEO advocated against the sanctions Obama imposed
  • As secretary of state, he’d advise Trump on sanctions
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Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil Corp. chief who is President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, visited the White House repeatedly as sanctions were imposed on Russia in 2014 to make sure his company’s competitors didn’t gain an edge in the way they were enforced.

Tillerson made at least 20 visits to the White House during President Barack Obama’s two terms, visitor logs show, including five after Obama began authorizing the 2014 sanctions in response to Russian aggression toward Ukraine.