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Shakesville, Donald Trump, Wilber Ross and the Russians
Rachel Maddow had an extended segment on her evening show covering Wilbur Ross's Russian connections. I was looking for a summary or transcript of it, but the best I can do is this summary compliments of Shakesville. The lead to their article:
"Last night, billionaire Wilbur Ross was confirmed as Secretary of Commerce. Only 27 Senators voted against him, despite the fact that, as Senator Elizabeth Warren noted: "Mr. Ross has extensive ties to Russia. He plans to keep making money from his major oil shipping companies while working as Commerce Secretary. He's made billions off the backs of struggling homeowners. He is practically a cartoon stereotype of a Wall Street fat cat.""
It is the extensive ties to Russia that Rachel Maddow discussed in her program. It is rather complicated, so you'll just have to read the Shakesville summary or watch the MSNBC tape.
MSNBC, New Commerce Secretary at nexus of lucrative Trump Russian deal
I am surprised that much of this wasn't made public before Ross was confirmed. And I'm also surprised that only 27 Senators voted against him. Watch the Maddow tape if you have 20 minutes to spare.