NBC News is reporting president-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to become the next U.S. Secretary of State.
BREAKING: NBC News reports Rex Tillerson, president and CEO of Exxon Mobil, will be Trump’s secretary of state. https://t.co/Tgs5i5jNFC
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) December 10, 2016
Tillerson, who has close personal ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin is an ironic pick considering the CIA’s determination yesterday how much of an influence the Kremlin had within the U.S. presidential election. Nonetheless it’s a lot clearer as to why Russia would want Trump to win the election with picks like Tillerson who back in 2012 was awarded the Russian Federation’s ‘Order of Friendship’ decoration.
"In 2012, the Russian government awarded Mr. Tillerson the country’s Order of Friendship decoration." https://t.co/AMY3yn2Uuc
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) December 10, 2016
Tillerson too may have some trouble during the confirmation hearings considering his personal ties to Russia.