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Trump poised to pick an oil tycoon with ties to Russia as secretary of State, reports say

Trump poised to pick an oil tycoon with ties to Russia as secretary of State, reports say

In a decision that could alter U.S. relations with one of its principal rivals, President-elect Donald Trump is expected to chose Rex Tillerson, a powerful oil tycoon with close ties to Russia’s president, as Secretary of State, according to media reports.

Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp., one of the largest companies in the world, is likely to face  rocky Senate confirmation hearings because of his company's business interests with Russia if he formally nominated. 

Many in Congress already are worried about Trump’s refusal to recognize what the U.S. intelligence community has concluded was hacking by...

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