Trump Commerce Secretary Hid His Business Ties with Putin Family

Billionaire Wilbur Ross Wins Senate ConfirmationCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross concealed his business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin during his confirmation process, according to leaked documents known as the “Paradise Papers.” A shipping company tied to Ross known as Navigator Holdings has a close relationship with a Russian energy company run by Putin’s son-in-law, NBC News reports. The documents reportedly show Ross used a series of a offshore investments to hold a stake in Navigator, which has a significant partnership with the Russian gas company Sibur, which is part-owned by the husband of Vladimir Putin’s daughter. Ross reportedly kept his stake in Navigator even after becoming Commerce Secretary.