Rex Tillerson, the former secretary of state, with President Trump in 2017. The secretary pushed back on a proposed prisoner swap involving a client of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s who was accused in a more than $10 billion scheme to thwart sanctions on Iran.CreditCreditTom Brenner/The New York Times)
“It happened to be a good trade. I expected to be a hero like in a Tom Hanks movie.”
~RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI, invoking Cold War-era bargains to defend his effort to broker a prisoner swap with Turkey on behalf of a gold trader accused of trying to defy sanctions by funneling $10 billion to Iran.
Source: Quotation of the Day: To Free Client, Giuliani Pushed Tillerson for Help – The New York Times