What does it mean to have the ExxonMobil CEO as secretary of state
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President-elect Donald Trump is tapping ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson to be the nation’s next secretary of state — an appointment that could prompt a big confirmation fight.
The multinational oil company Tillerson leads has very large prospects in Russia, which right now are by official U.S. foreign policy — sanctions against Russia. Critics say that creates too many conflicts of interest for Tillerson.
Correction (Dec. 14, 2016): A previous headline misspelled ExxonMobil.
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