Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is attempting to defend himself after a trove of 13.4 million leaked documents, known as the Paradise Papers, revealed he continued to conduct business with Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law through a shipping company, even after Ross became Trump’s commerce secretary.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: “The company that is our client, Sibur itself, was not then sanctioned, is not now sanctioned and never was sanctioned in between. So there’s nothing whatsoever improper about Navigator having a relationship with Sibur. I don’t know any of those individuals. I’ve never met them, certainly not had any commercial dealings with them.”
Apple is also under fire after the Paradise Papers revealed aggressive tax evasion by the corporation has allowed it to avoid paying taxes on billions of dollars. The Paradise Papers also implicate more than a dozen of President Trump’s Cabinet members, advisers and major donors, as well as the queen of England’s estate and the companies Nike, Facebook and Twitter.