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27 Feb 2017 – Trump’s pick for commerce secretary shares a business circle with Putin associates

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary, has been the top shareholder in a Cypriot bank with deep Russian ties and investors who made their fortunes under Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s no indication of any questionable behavior by Ross, but his partners in the bank are

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01 Feb 2017 – Republicans change rules so Democrats can’t block controversial Trump Cabinet picks

The Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump’s picks for Health and Treasury secretaries after majority Republicans suspended the panel’s rules. Republicans faced a second day of sitting in a half-empty hearing chamber as Democrats launched a boycott of Mr Trump’s cabinet nominees. The rule they suspended required at least one Democrat to be present

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16 Jan 2017 – Trump’s cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it

Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary. … After Price offered his bill to provide Zimmer Biomet and other companies relief from the CMS

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