Treasury's OFAC has notified Congress it intends to terminate sanctions on Deripaska's companies — the oligarch close to Putin w/ ties to Manafort and the Mueller Investigation.
Deripaska's companies only qualified for sanctions relief assessment BECAUSE Deripaska "stepped down."
But OBVIOUSLY Deripaska installed board members that reported directly to him.
So why lift sanctions?
They've directed Deripaska's companies to "undertake significant
restructuring and corporate governance," determine why the moles were installed, and reduce his influence.
BUT...VTB Bank is supposed to be sanctioned...?
It happens to be the bank that offered to finance Trump Tower Moscow.
It's a sham. Deripaska never relinquished control. Even Treasury acknowledges that.
Yet Mnuchin is agreeing to THIS absurd restructuring plan?