Questions about Russia dominate start of Tillerson hearing

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January 11, 2017 - 11:18am

By Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's actions during the U.S. presidential election and its behavior toward Ukraine dominated the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, as senators pressed him on Wednesday on how he would deal with aggression from Moscow. Tillerson, 64, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp, faced a grilling on his views of Russian President Vladimir Putin and tough questioning from Republican Senator Marco Rubio about whether he believed Putin was a war criminal.



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