Wyden Statement on Russian Oligarch Report
Washington, D.C. - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement regarding Treasury’s mandated report on Russian oligarchs and their ties to Vladimir Putin:
“The law requires Treasury to publicly list the Russian oligarchs closest to Vladimir Putin, to name and shame the cronies tied up with his lawless regime. Secretary Mnuchin isn’t even going through the motions to meet that legal requirement, or hold Putin accountable. At the same time the CIA is warning that Russia is planning to interfere with this year’s election, Mr. Mnuchin apparently copied-and-pasted from Forbes magazine, instead of doing his job and keeping tabs on Putin’s closest allies. Mr. Mnuchin’s lack of seriousness and subsequent refusal to take immediate action is both reckless and a dereliction of duty.
“Furthermore, I believe significant information from the classified annex could be declassified, and call on the annex to be subject to an immediate declassification process.”
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