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Second Solyndra Loan Discussed With Energy Dept., E-Mail Suggests (Kaiser)
NY Times ^ | 11/09/11 | MATTHEW L. WALD

Posted on 11/09/2011 3:46:42 PM PST by Libloather

Second Solyndra Loan Discussed With Energy Dept., E-Mail Suggests
By MATTHEW L. WALD
Published: November 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — New e-mails released by a Congressional committee indicate that an executive of a venture capital firm owned by an Obama campaign donor discussed the possibility of a second loan to Solyndra, the solar power company that recently defaulted on a $528 million government loan, with the Department of Energy and with his boss.

The committee is seeking to show that the donor, George B. Kaiser, an Oklahoma oil billionaire, pulled strings at the White House to get the original loan guarantee. The e-mails include one from Mr. Kaiser to a subordinate, dated six months after the loan was finalized, in which he writes that “a couple of weeks ago” he and the executive director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, a charitable institution, “were visiting with a group of Administration folks in DC who are in charge of the Stimulus process (White House, not DOE) and Solyndra came up.”

Mr. Kaiser said that “every one of them responded simultaneously about their thorough knowledge of the Solyndra story, suggesting it was one of their prime poster children.” But the e-mail does not indicate discussion of a loan.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cronycapitalism; email; energy; georgekaiser; loan; paytoplay; solyndra
Why not? It sure is easy giving away other people's money.
1 posted on 11/09/2011 3:46:47 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

NY Times is on the story? Is the plot to force Obama not to run in 2012 already in action?


2 posted on 11/09/2011 4:01:18 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: Libloather

thief...pure and simple


3 posted on 11/09/2011 4:06:57 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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