Tillerson Slipped Into The Capitol To Tell House Committee About Trump And Russia

Rex Tillerson, outgoing US Secretary of State makes a statement after his dismissal at the State Department in Washington, DC, March 13, 2018. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest top official to leave a U... Rex Tillerson, outgoing US Secretary of State makes a statement after his dismissal at the State Department in Washington, DC, March 13, 2018. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest top official to leave a US administration where turnover has been inordinately high. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 22, 2019 8:14 a.m.

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly slipped into the Capitol Tuesday to talk to the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the Trump administration’s interactions with Russia.

According to the Daily Beast, Tillerson arrived under a shroud of secrecy, with almost no media warning and a back entrance to the building.

During a six-hour hearing, Tillerson told the committee about how the administration actively avoided confronting Russia on their election interference in the name of establishing a rapport with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He also said that senior White House adviser Jared Kushner often undermined his attempts to brief the President on State Department policy proposals.

Tillerson’s appearance comes as others in Trump’s orbit, especially former White House Counsel Don McGahn, have avoided or been blocked from talking to Democratic-led congressional committees at all costs.

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