Re: Russia spent billions to build influence in Venezuela. Now it faces a bet gone bad.From: email@example.com
Jan 26 2019 03:27:01
On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:58:05 -0600, JAB <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Elliott Abrams, prominent D.C. neocon, named special envoy for
Elliott Abrams, a controversial neoconservative figure who was
entangled in the Iran-Contra affair, has been named as a Trump
administration special envoy overseeing policy toward Venezuela, which
has been rocked by a leadership crisis.
Abrams appointment, announced Friday by Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo, is something of a surprise President Donald Trump nixed his
2017 bid to be deputy secretary of State after learning that Abrams
had criticized him.
Abrams, who in recent years has been at the Council on Foreign
Relations think tank, noted the timing of his return to the State
Department. I left this building 30 years ago this week, last time I
worked here. So its very nice to be back, he said.