Wilbur Ross' close business ties to Putin's family were revealed in the Paradise Papers, and now Ross is on a media blitz trying to undo the damage. Ross's judgment — keeping his stake in a shipping company that counts Putin's son-in-law as a client — goes against our expectations of public officials. In the US, we often ask public officials not to simply avoid impropriety, but also the appearance of impropriety, so it doesn't matter whether or not he broke the law. Wilbur Ross doesn't...


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