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For Immediate Release: December 13th, 2016

KQED Radio: On Trump Nomination of Exxon CEO to Secretary of State.


Trump Names Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Chairman and CEO of US oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, speaks during the 2015 Oil and Money conference in central London on October 7, 2015.

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.  Democrats and some Republicans, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, have expressed concern about Tillersonís close ties with Russiaís President Vladimir Putin.  Weíll look at Tillersonís record, his likelihood of confirmation, and what his selection signals about a Trump foreign policy.

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent, Bloomberg
Jim Geraghty, senior political correspondent, National Review
Antonia Juhasz, investigative journalist; author, "The Tyranny of Oil" and "Black Tide"
Emma Ashford, research fellow, Cato Institute