Critics of Rex Tillerson pounced on Wednesday when he categorically denied that ExxonMobil lobbied against sanctions placed on Russia or Iran. To my knowledge, ExxonMobil never lobbied against the sanctions," Tillerson said during Wednesday's confirmation hearing for his nomination to be secretary of state. "I don't know if the forms indicate we were lobbying for the sanctions or against the sanctions," Tillerson said. That's despite the fact that Exxon is listed as a member of USA *Engage on the site's archives. In 2014, USA *Engage put out a statement saying "we regret that Congress has legislated additional U.S. sanctions against Russia."
January 11, 2017 23:47 UTC