Skip to comments.Chu says no political influence on Solyndra aid
Posted on 11/16/2011 11:25:41 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - Contributors to President Barack Obama's campaign did not influence the decisions on government aid to the now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told National Public Radio.
Chu defended decisions made by the Energy Department on the $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra in his first major interview on what has become a nagging political issue for the Obama administration.
The interview, on Tuesday night, comes just ahead of his testimony to the House Energy and Commerce committee on Thursday, where Republicans probing the loan are expected to grill him on the taxpayer-funded aid to Solyndra.
Republicans have raised questions about whether decisions were made to help George Kaiser, a major investor in Solyndra and a fund-raiser for Obama's 2008 campaign.
"No decision we made in the loan program had anything to do with who is investing in this company," Chu said.
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Cue up the laugh track.
Love the way slanderous accusation at Cain are a “scandal” but documented corruption and wrong doing on a dozen issues by the 0 regime only merits “nagging questions”
So Chu was just incompetent and he’s running the Energy Department?
Either Chu is really stupid or he thinks we are.