Exxon Mobil is a client of consulting firm RiceHadleyGates.
Condoleezza Rice, a principal of the firm, recommended Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, the post she held from 2005 to 2009.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, another principal of the firm, also recommended Tillerson for the job.
As Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin tweeted:
Tillerson's Exxon is a client of the RiceHadleyGates consulting firm. Money well spent, it seems. https://t.co/ZYznAqplNI
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) December 13, 2016
Given that Gates and Rice are literally on Tillerson's payroll - Exxon is their consulting client - why should that carry any weight? https://t.co/ANlfxnlQwn
— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) December 13, 2016
Anyone who mentions rice and gates endorsement of Tillerson for State, needs to also include the consulting relationship they had with Exxon
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 13, 2016