You’re going to hear a lot about ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson in the coming months.
Tillerson is President-Elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State and already the knives are out on the man. They plan to try to destroy him – not because they think they can stop him from ascending to the position – they can’t.
No, they want to destroy him because that’s just what they do.
Don’t believe any of it.
These are leftist media whores and pundits who are merely parroting leftist establishment talking points.
So who really is Rex Tillerson? Maybe there is someone who can provide an unbiased view of the man – someone who might not even support him or Trump but can provide an honest assessment of who he is…
Emily Roden served on a jury with Tillerson nine years ago in a sexual assault case. Roden didn’t vote for Trump – but her description of Tillerson is eye-opening – and nothing like you’re being told in the media. She wrote for the Dallas Morning News:
The trial concluded, and it was time for the jury to deliberate. The story was heartbreaking, and the facts of the case were clear enough to make the majority of the jury convinced of the guilt of this sexual offender of a little girl. But the defense did a good enough job to create a couple of hold-outs. As our deliberations came to a close, it appeared we might have a hung jury.
That’s when Tillerson began to speak. Humbly, delicately and without an ounce of condescension toward those who disagreed, he began walking us all through the details of the case. I even recall being moved by his thorough explanation about the nature of doubt and the standards set forth by our justice system.
With great patience, this man who strikes multibillion-dollar deals with foreign heads of state brought our scrappy jury together — to bring a sexual predator to justice and to deliver justice for a scared and deeply wounded little girl.
That’s how Emily Roden described Tillerson. A man of conviction, intellect, compassion and due diligence who sounds like he has the perfect temperament for the Secretary of State.
But it doesn’t end there:
A local nonprofit was instrumental in fostering that young girl through this process, providing her counseling and legal help. I was so struck by their mission that I toured their facility the week after the case to learn how I could donate and volunteer to their cause.
On a whim, I decided to reach out to Tillerson to encourage him to do the same. I found an email for him online and sent him a note, touting the role this agency played in our trial and urging him to consider supporting the great work they do. To my surprise, I received an email back thanking me for my note and my jury service, and ensuring me that he would contact the agency. I later received a call from the director of that nonprofit to let me know that Tillerson followed through and gave a generous donation.
Roden explained that she’s not endorsing Tillerson, but she wanted people to know what the five days she spent with the man was like:
I didn’t vote for Trump. This is not an endorsement of Tillerson for secretary of state. I’m sure that the coming days and weeks will be filled with speculation and political discussion over this clearly controversial pick. I certainly appreciate those concerns and the process that ensures significant scrutiny for this important position.
But during a recent news show, I heard the term “corrupt” applied to this man who I spent five days with back in 2007.
All I know is that this man who holds one of the most powerful positions in the world and clearly has the means and ability to side-step his jury responsibilities, served as a normal citizen without complaint or pretense.
I know that a scared little girl who was finally persuaded to come public with her account of abuse was inches away from a decision that would have sided with her abuser, yet this man put his negotiation skills to a noble use, and justice was served.
I know that this man and his myriad aides could have ignored an unsolicited email from a girl in her 20s suggesting that he donate to a local cause, but he took the time to respond and opened up his pocket book.
Now you know the rest of the story.
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