Friday, March 10, 2017

Another Trump Admin Recusal

Does it say anything that now two of T-Rump's cabinet members have had to recuse themselves from a case? First Sessions, now Tillerson.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has recused himself from issues related to a controversial pipeline project, a state department letter said.

The former chief of oil giant ExxonMobil removed himself from discussions concerning the TransCanada Corporation's application for a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

I guess it's better than having them there and not recusing themselves.
The letter came after Greenpeace wrote to officials on Wednesday, urging Tillerson to recuse himself on decisions regarding the multibillion-dollar pipeline project because ExxonMobil could benefit from its construction.


"He has not worked on that matter at the Department of State, and will play no role in the deliberations or ultimate resolution of TransCanada’s application," a letter from Katherine McManus, the state department’s deputy legal adviser, read on Thursday.
In both cases, however, whoever is second in line to take on the issues knows very well on which side their bread is buttered.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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