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User Clip: Secretary Tillerson Supports OIG Investigation of Voice of America China Controversy

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by Ted Lipien
June 13, 2017

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked Secretary Rex Tillerson about the controversy surrounding the Voice of America (VOA) interview with… read more

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked Secretary Rex Tillerson about the controversy surrounding the Voice of America (VOA) interview with Chinese whistleblower businessman Guo Wengui which was cut short on orders of VOA director Amanda Bennett who later placed VOA Mandarin Service chief Dr. Sasha Gong on administrative leave pending an investigation as to why she resisted the order to shorten the interview. Four other VOA Mandarin Service journalists were also placed on administrative leave by the VOA director. Senator Rubio expressed a concern that geopolitical pressures from China may influence VOA's ability to broadcast the truth and asked whether Secretary Tillerson would support an Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation. Secretary Tillerson said that he would support an OIG investigation of the VOA China interview controversy if it seems that something improver has occurred. VOA director Amanda denies that she was pressured by China. close

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User Clip: Secretary Tillerson Supports OIG Investigation of Voice of America China Controversy

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