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Rusal Ruse: Doggett on Trump Admin Lifting Sanctions on Russian Aluminum Producer

December 19, 2018

***Press Release***

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December 19, 2018

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

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Rusal Ruse: Doggett on Trump Admin Lifting Sanctions on Russian Aluminum Producer

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration lifting sanctions on Rusal, a company controlled by sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Rep. Doggett previously uncovered that the Trump Administration granted a tariff exemption to Rusal USA.

“President Trump is sliding another big gift under Vladimir Putin’s Christmas Tree: lifting sanctions on Russian aluminum producer Rusal. Administration endorsement of what appears to be a shell game brokered by a sanctioned Russian bank, VTB Bank, involving one of Putin’s closest buddies, Oleg Deripaska, only encourages Putin to pursue his destabilizing activities around the world. If, after Congressional review, this is what it appears—a Rusal ruse—then we should reject this latest Trump scam.”

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