Today's News: Jan. 11, 2017

Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon CEO, is expected to face questions about his links to Russia, where Exxon had extensive business dealings, when he faces members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state. Also going before a Senate panel today is Elaine Chao, the George W. Bush-era labor secretary who is Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Transportation. Our Politics team will be live blogging the day’s events, and I’ll post a link here when it’s available. Meanwhile, here’s a list of stories we’ve done about Tillerson:

A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson’s Controversial Foreign Ties

Rex Tillerson in his own words

Rex Tillerson’s Corporate Realpolitik

Trump’s Choice of Tillerson Defies Senate Skeptics

The United States of Exxon

President-elect Donald Trump will hold his first news conference since July 2016 at 11 a.m. Wednesday. He’s likely to face questions about his Cabinet appointments, his business practices, U.S. intelligence assessments about Russian hacking that favored him in the election (but didn’t alter the results of the vote), as well as fresh—and unsubstantiated—revelations Tuesday further linking him to Russian intelligence. You can read my colleague David Graham’s coverage of those revelations here, as well as the caveats surrounding them. We’ll be covering Trump’s remarks and will post a link here when we have one.

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