Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, was head of ExxonMobil when they were fined for illegally doing business with Russia. Russia interfered with America's elections, according to American agencies, Polish agencies, Estonian agencies. This is not "if you squint real hard and let your mind wander" type thing. This is what happened. It is all right here. The "agenda" is pointing out that Trump and Russia are connected. Period.
As usual, you don't know what you are talking about.
Further, you are attempting to answer a question put to another person, and you cannot speak for him.
1. Rex Tillerson was not the head of ExxonMobil when the fine was imposed on July 20, 2017.
Treasury announcement of fine: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-cente ... nmobil.pdf
2. The fine was not for doing business with Russia. It was for doing business with an individual
, Igor Sechin, who was on a list of banned persons as part of the Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations. The alleged violation took place in May, 2014 when Tillerson was CEO of ExxonMobil, and had nothing at all to do with the recent American elections.
3. The Treasury action is being contested and we will have to wait and see how the courts rule in the matter.
4. This event (2014) had nothing to do with Mr. Trump.
I know it will do no good to make this suggestion, because you are deaf to advice, but you really should get your facts straight.
He was spot on with answering the question, your paranoid question which agenda I have, the answer is none. Like I have said over and over again - and you failed to answer that question numerous of times, so I don't get that you have the nerve to demand answers from me when you don't do it yourself - to point out where I am anti-American. You have shown a pattern, you are righteous, you have an opinion and shown over and over again you don't let you persuade by facts - so your line below your post is hypocritical -, arguments you use against a position, you use just as easy for your own position, so the argument doesn't matter, only your own opinion does. You have said that you are perhaps with the top 10% - 15% of Trump criticizes, well Bob, everyone can see you aren't.
And if you don't get people to 100% agree with you, you are going to do an ad hominem, not just with me, over and over again. That is irritating, very irritating and is taking away some of the joy for me and perhaps for others as well.
Get your act together or I will ignore you.
Now, let me spell it out for you.
Russia wants to get back on the world stage. Russia wants sanctions lifted. Russia intervened with the American elections. Those are all facts.
Russia has a strongman, Putin. Around Putin are numerous of oligarchs. The sanctions are designed to get Russia to withdraw from Crimea, the way they do this is to target specific parts of the Russian economy - banks and the oil industry - and the click around Putin. And now we have the situation where the secretary of state which was the CEO of a company whom violated the sanctions (and he got a high Russian state medal, because of this?). In Russia the state and business are intertwined, that's the reason why there are these people on the sanction list, so your reasoning is plain wrong and is twisting reality.
Point 1 is just ridiculous, everyone knows that it matters when the act was committed, not when it was fined.
Point 2 is just ridiculous, everyone knows that it matters that sanctions were in place to the Russian state, so the Russian state benefits, not just the individual.
Point 3 is just ridiculous, everyone knows that we can discuss it (and you clearly state that when it doesn't' fit your narrow-minded view, you discard court rulings, so especially you can't make a point of this).
Point 4 is just ridiculous, everyone knows that Russia plans things. And it has everything to do with Trump, he chose Tillerson as a secretary of state, while he has zero experience with foreign policy and he was never a diplomat.
And, Bob, there are a few questions open in this tread for you: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1368631
Looking forward how you try to twist your way out of that one.