Under Oath, Tillerson Denies Knowledge Of Exxon's Iran Lobbying
Under oath, Rex Tillerson just claimed that Exxon did no lobbying against Iran sanctions during his time as Exxon's president then CEO. This despite the fact that Exxon hired lobbyists to, in a company spokesperson's words, "[monitor] activities related to Iran in the U.S." government -- and that Exxon submitted lobbying reports specifying a focus on Iran sanctions legislation. American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement: "Rex Tillerson…
Mother Jones: Will Perry Return Koch Campaign Cash?
On October 10, 2011, Mother Jones reported:
"Texas Gov. Rick Perry railsagainst Iran's "extremist, repressive ideology." He condemnsany company who does business with "a terrorist state like Iran" for aiding a country that wants to kill American troops. And as governor he told his state's biggest investment funds to divest from all companies with Iran ties; continuing such investments, he explained, was "investing in terrorism." But now Perry, a top contender for the GOP presidential nomination, has an Iran problem: One of his most high-profile donors, Koch Industries, for years did business with Iran, helping to grow the Iranian energy industry. Which means that at the same time he was slamming companies profiting off of business with Iran, Perry was pocketing campaign cash from a company doing just that. In light of the Koch-Iran revelations, the left-leaning outside spending group American Bridge is demanding Perry give back his Koch money. "If [Perry] does not immediately return all of the Koch's Iran-tainted money and repudiate their actions, he has no business running to be the leader of the free world," says Rodell Mollineau, president of American Bridge, which compiled research on Perry's Iran comments and past campaign donations..."
POLITICO: Iraq, Iran…
On May 26, 2011, POLITICO reported:
A trail goof for Pawlenty, who fielded a question on Iran policy with an answer on Iraq policy in a video sent over by the new Democratic group American Bridge, in what seems to be its first tracking hit:Transcript after the jump.