>> The United States fining oil giant Exxon Mobile $2 million Thursday for business dealings with Russia that took place in 2014 when current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was still its CEO. The Treasury Department saying heads of Exxon's U.S. subsidiary signed documents in May 2014 with Igor Sechin, head of Russian oil producer Rosneft, just weeks after Sechin had been blacklisted by the United States.
Treasury saying Exxon, quote, demonstrated reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions requirements. While Exxon responded the fine was, quote, fundamentally unfair. Tillerson's State Department referred questions on the matter to Exxon and the Treasury. Former President Barack Obama instituted tough sanctions against Moscow as punishment for Vladimir Putin's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine in the midst of the country's civil war.