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After Trump took office, he told Tillerson that American businesses were being foul penalized by laws prohibiting them from bribing unfamiliar officials


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President
Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a
shared meeting.

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Brandon


President Donald Trump told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that
American businesses were being foul penalized by sovereign laws
prohibiting a bribing of unfamiliar officials, according to a
form of Tillerson by
The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins. 

Tillerson, who had primarily called a assembly with Trump to
deliver a boss to a impending deputy, was taken aback
by Trump’s position.

“Tillerson told Trump that America didn’t need to compensate bribes —
that we could move a universe adult to a possess standards,” a source
with trust of a assembly told The New Yorker.

Tillerson afterwards relayed an version to Trump from his time as the
CEO of Exxon Mobil, when he met with a comparison Yemeni central to
plead a deal. During a meeting, Yemen’s oil minister
reportedly handed him a business card, with a comment series to
a Swiss bank comment created on a back.

“5 million dollars,” a Yemeni central reportedly told him.

“I don’t do that,” Tillerson responded, per The New Yorker.
“Exxon doesn’t do that.”

Tillerson told a Yemenis that they’d have to play a understanding by
a book if they wanted Exxon’s business. A month later, they
acquiesced.

Abolishing sovereign laws exclusive unfamiliar bribes has been
something of a pet emanate for Trump, whose family genuine estate
association has been concerned in deals around a globe. 


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) meets with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif during a State Department in Washington, U.S., Oct 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Secretary
of State Rex Tillerson meets with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister
Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Washington

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In 2012, Trump
told CNBC that The Foreign Corrupt Practices
Act, which bars US companies from regulating bribes for a
rival advantage, is a “horrible law” that stifles American
businesses operative abroad.

“It puts us during a outrageous disadvantage,” he said.

In February, Trump’s administration killed a order that forces
appetite companies listed on US stock exchanges to disclose
their payments to unfamiliar officials. Congress got absolved of the
rule, though kept a amendment — that means a Securities and
Exchange Commission has to come adult with a new avowal policy,

reports CNBC. 

Jay Clayton, a SEC chairman, has
voiced doubt about a law in a past as well,
heading some to trust he will be kindly with
enforcement. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, however,
pronounced in Apr that a Justice Department would continue to
make a FCPA, “and other anti-corruption laws.”

The attribute between Trump and Tillerson is
strained amid reports that Tillerson
called Trump a “moron” in a meeting. Tillerson called a press
discussion on Wednesday pushing behind on a news and
voiced his joining to remaining during a State Department,

amid widespread rumors that he had to be talked out of
resigning progressing this year.

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