Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump's Business as Ususal


If Russia helped Trump mi the election,and that is established that they did and that they wanted Trump to Win, Other than winning there could be other entanglements that make Trump less wiling to resist collision. Here;s one, Oil and gas money.

NYT: Exxon seeks waiver of sanctions agiant Russia for Oil money

HOUSTON — Exxon Mobil is pursuing a waiver from Treasury Department sanctions on Russia to drill in the Black Sea in a venture with Rosneft, the Russian state oil company, a former State Department official said on Wednesday. An oil industry official confirmed the account.
The waiver application was made under the Obama administration, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity, and the company has not dropped the proposal.
The proposal is now before the Trump administration at a delicate time in Russian-American relations, with rising tensions over the war in Syria and a looming congressional inquiry into reports of Russian efforts to influence the United States presidential election.
The appeal did not come up during Senate confirmation hearings for Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, who was Exxon Mobil’s chief executive before his nomination by President Trump and was known to have a strong working relationship with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. At the time, Mr. Tillerson and other company officials said they had not lobbied against the sanctions, which were imposed on Russia in response to its military intervention in Ukraine.[1] [read more]

Here's a company who helped Trump win with big campaign contribution,

Assocoiated Press

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.
Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House manufacturing working group, and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them “to set aside” the results of government studies the companies contend are fundamentally flawed.
The letters, dated April 13, were obtained by The Associated Press.
Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump. The company wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump’s inaugural festivities. 
Pesticide studyOver the last four years, government scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages showing the three pesticides under review — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findings expected to result in new limits on how and where the highly toxic pesticides can be used. 
The industry’s request comes after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last month he was reversing an Obama-era effort to bar the use of Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide on food after recent peer-reviewed studies found that even tiny levels of exposure could hinder the development of children’s brains. In his prior job as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt often aligned himself in legal disputes with the interests of executives and corporations who supported his state campaigns. He filed more than one dozen lawsuits seeking to overturn some of the same regulations he is now charged with enforcing.[2] [read more]


Associated press is a valid new syndicate so it is not fake new, This means the story is reputable. it comes from major news outlet,

[1] Clifford Krauss, "Exxon Mobil Seeks U.S. Sanctions Waiver for Oil Project in Russia" New York Times, (APRIL 19, 2017) URL: (accessed April 20/17)

[2] Assocoiated Press, "Dow Chemical Pushes Trump to Scrap Pesticide Study," VOA, USA
()April 10, 2017) URL:

 (accessed April 20/17)

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