“It’s not hard to imagine why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would turn down $80 million dollars already allocated by Congress to fight Russian propaganda. Vladimir Putin would expect nothing less from the Order of Friendship award winner. With Tilllerson carrying out Putin’s bidding from the State Department and President Trump playing games with signing the Russian sanctions bill, the clear winner in the Trump administration is Russia.” — American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden
The secretary of state won’t tap funding approved by Congress, angering officials.
By NAHAL TOOSI, 08/02/2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is resisting the pleas of State Department officials to spend nearly $80 million allocated by Congress for fighting terrorist propaganda and Russian disinformation.
It is highly unusual for a Cabinet secretary to turn down money for his department. But more than five months into his tenure, […]Read more after the jump.