Rex Tillerson denies knowledge of Exxon lobbying against Russia sanctions

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Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, denied knowledge of any lobbying efforts against US economic sanctions by ExxonMobil, the company he ran for a decade, during his congressional confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

But Democrats on the committee produced lobbying disclosure records that show the oil and gas company lobbied on various legislation relating to economic sanctions, including measures imposed on Iran in 2010 and on Russia for its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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