Hahaha yeah good one. No commentary needed on this one…. Oh dear.. .
KEY QUOTE 1:
There was skepticism from both Democrats and Republicans toward the idea after a group of U.S. officials visited Venezuela in the highest-level trip to the South American country in years, as the White House considers whether to ban oil imports from Russia.
Biden Admin Turning to Venezuela for Oil Sparks Bipartisan Backlash
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One day before the trip, the US made a strange move: The Treasury Department quietly announced a general license — allowing transactions that would otherwise would be prohibited — for a Russian oligarch who is a big investor in Venezuela’s energy market and has close relations with the Maduro regime, according to the announcement posted on the Office of Foreign Assets Control website. The oligarch — Alisher Burhanovich Usmanov — is also an ally of Putin. Not sanctioning all of Usmanov’s entities created the appearance, to some, of trying to grease the wheels before the trip to Caracas.
Biden turns to countries he once sought to avoid to find help shutting off Russia’s oil money