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Tue May 21, 2019, 09:13 PM

Tillerson quietly meets with House lawmakers to discuss Trump

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly met with the top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday for an interview that focused primarily on his time in the Trump administration, a congressional aide with direct knowledge of the discussion confirmed to CNN.

Tillerson traveled to Capitol Hill where he sat down with the committee's Democratic chairman Rep. Eliot Engel and ranking Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, the aide said, declining to provide additional details about the meeting itself other than the fact that it centered around the former top diplomat's time at the State Department.
What is clear, however, is that Tillerson's trip to Capitol Hill came as a surprise to many in Washington, including to some members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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In a December 2018 interview with CBS News, Tillerson called President Trump "undisciplined."
"When the President would say, 'Here's what I want to do and here's how I want to do it.' And I'd have to say to him, 'Well Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can't do it that way. It violates the law. It violates treaty,'" he said at the time.

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n January, CNN confirmed that after a 2017 meeting with Putin in Hamburg, Germany, Trump took the interpreter's notes and told him not to share anything about the discussion with anyone else, according to a former State Department official who was in Hamburg when the meeting took place.
Senior White House and State officials who work on Russian issues asked for notes on the meeting and did not get them, the source said.
Another former State Department official said that Tillerson did not provide a readout of the meeting to US ambassadors in the region at the time. The source said that "Tillerson played stuff pretty close to his chest" with all meetings and this one was no different.
Engel, a New York Democrat, previously told CNN that his panel would work with the House Intelligence Committee to get the interpreter's notes and lawmakers have discussed the possibility of issuing a subpoena for those records.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:43 PM

1. Interesting. If anyone can hasten Trump's demise, it's big business

Tillerson is part of the large, multi-national business crowd. Trump never has been.

The tariffs and other policies are hurting their bottom lines and their stock options/bonuses/etc. If anyone is going to convince GOP Reps. and Senators to abandon Trump it's people like Tillerson. The people with control of the piggy bank.

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Tue May 21, 2019, 11:55 PM

2. K&R

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