Skip to comments.Solyndra officials made numerous trips to the White House, logs show
Posted on 09/08/2011 9:04:53 AM PDT by NoLibZone
Not only does the now-bankrupt solar energy firm Solyndra have a cozy financial relationship with the Obama administration, company representatives also made numerous visits to the White House to meet with administration officials, The Daily Caller has learned.
According to White House visitor logs, between March 12, 2009, and April 14, 2011, Solyndra officials and investors made no fewer than 20 trips to the West Wing. In the week before the administration awarded Solyndra with the first-ever alternative energy loan guarantee on March 20, four separate visits were logged.
George Kaiser, who has in the past been labeled a major Solyndra investor as well as a Obama donor, made three visits to the White House on March 12, 2009, and one on March 13. Kaiser has denied any direct involvement in the Solyndra deal and through a statement from his foundation said he did not participate in any discussions with the U.S. government regarding the loan.
But the countless meetings at the White House seem hardly coincidental. Kaiser, in fact, is responsible for 16 of the 20 meetings that showed up on the White House logs.
In the meetings on March 12, Kaiser met with former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee at 11 a.m., Senior Advisor Pete Rouse at 3 p.m., and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council Heather Higginbottom at 6:30 p.m. On the 13th, Kaiser met with Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Jason Furman at 9 a.m.
Other Solyndra officials that made the trek over to the White House include Chairman and Founder Christian Gronet on September 22, 2009, at 9:30 a.m.; and Board Members Thomas Baruch and David Prend.
Baruch went to the White House May 7, 2010, and September 20, 2010, at 8:40 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Prend visited on September 21, 2010, at 9:15 p.m. (RELATED: Bankrupt solar company with Fed backing has cozy ties to Obama administration)
Breaking: FBI executing search warrants at Solyndra right now.
Chicago. Not unexpected.
Solyndra green jobs bankruptsy ping!
Major investor makes multiple visits to the White House, his investment gets more than half a bil from the government, skids greased, goes through in record time, and we’re supposed to believe the subject never came up.
This would have been enough to run W out of town on a rail.
Well, well, well. Obama’s green jobs might just be his undoing.
Sestak; Gunrunner; Solyndra ... and who knows how many other similarly nefarious actions. It's the Chicago Way.
Gather the evidence and make it disappear.
“Gather the evidence and make it disappear.”
I’m not so sure about this. The FBI has a respectable history of being pretty incorruptible. I’m heating the popcorn bag now. The wheels of justice might grind slowly, but they will probably produce something in..about a year, and that that might not be a bad thing.
I wouldn’t let a trip by the FBI to Solyndra get me all hot and bothered.
The FBI is an arm of Eric Holder. More than likely they are going there to instruct Solyndra on what evidence to destroy.
Can’t have anything there to make the Bama boy look bad.
If it’s ‘under investigation’ Congress can’t get the docs. This puts the kibosh on any ‘revelations’ on TV until well after the election......of 2016................
“This would have been enough to run W out of town on a rail.”
See also, Nixon’s, Palin’s, Quayle’s fault...
Thanks - is there an Obama connection with
George Kaiser as the Bundler...
The reason the FBI raided them this morning to to seize (i.e. destroy) all evidence linking the company to the Oval Office.
Twenty visits to the White House by Solyndra officials in two years. I wonder how many visits were made by representatives of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Chile, Australia, Austria, Switzerland... I expect a lot fewer.