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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

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"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, November 5, 2017

This Just Keeps Getting Better and Better; Russia-Trump Ed.

Not Trump, but his Commerce Secretary:
After becoming commerce secretary, Wilbur L. Ross Jr. retained investments in a shipping firm he once controlled that has significant business ties to a Russian oligarch subject to American sanctions and President Vladimir V. Putin’s son-in-law, according to newly disclosed documents.

The shipper, Navigator Holdings, earns millions of dollars a year transporting gas for one of its top clients, a giant Russian energy company called Sibur, whose owners include the oligarch and Mr. Putin’s family member. Despite selling off numerous other holdings to join the Trump administration and spearhead its “America first” trade policy, Mr. Ross kept an investment in Navigator, which increased its business dealings with Sibur even as the West sought to punish Russia’s energy sector over Mr. Putin’s incursions into Ukraine.
So Ross has been using a network of offshore firms in order to obscure the fact that he is in business with not only the Russians, but with Russians who have been sanctioned by the United States.

And not just Russians, mind you. Ross's business dealings include Venezuela's state oil company.

Ross's defense is "I don't talk to them directly, I just take their money."

I'm sure that Fox News and the rest of the Right Wing Noise Machine will sprain their legs, jumping to defend Ross. But when they do, ask yourself what would they be saying if you only substituted "Ross" with "Clinton".

5 comments:

B said...

I'm sure that Fox News and the rest of the Right Wing Noise Machine will sprain their legs, jumping to defend Ross. But when they do, ask yourself what would they be saying if you only substituted "Ross" with "Clinton"

Probably the same thing they all said about Uranium one.

CenterPuke88 said...

Uranium deal, approved 9-0 by a Majority Republican Congressional Committee? That one?

bearsense said...

Isn't Ross a director of that bank in Cyprus ??

CenterPuke88 said...

Ross was a vice-president in 2015 when the Bank sold off its Russian business to a Russian friend of Vladimir Putin. He has since resigned, the position was offered based upon a roughly $400 million investment.

3383 said...

Isn't Venezuela from where the USA gets most of its imported oil?