Skip to comments.Reid helped steer tax dollars to well-connected green energy operators
Posted on 03/09/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid helped steer billions of federal tax dollars to companies supporting a green energy group run by two of his former staff members and a current campaign operative.
The Nevada Democrat pushed for millions of dollars in grants and billions more in federal loan guarantees for corporations that donated to the Clean Energy Project, a nonprofit founded by a pair of former staffers with close ties to both Reid and to a major Democratic PAC associated with the senator, Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon reported.
One such company, California-based Fulcrum Bioenergy, received a hefty federal grant in 2014 after donating to the Clean Energy Project a year earlier.
Another Clean Energy Project "partner," Abengoa, has collected billions in stimulus dollars and grants from the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
A key strategist and hiring authority on Reid's 2016 re-election campaign, Rebecca Lambe, founded and directed the Clean Energy Project in 2008. Lambe continues to serve as an adviser to the nonprofit.
Susan McCue, who once served as Reid's chief of staff, is a member of the nonprofit's board.
Spokesmen for Reid defended the senator's involvement with the energy companies by touting the jobs that each has provided.
But the blur of money and influence surrounding generous government financial favors to companies like Fulcrum Bioenergy has given transparency advocates cause for concern.
For example, the Podesta Group a lobbying shop established by Tony Podesta, brother of former White House counsel John Podesta began representing Fulcrum months before the corporation netted $175 million in federal grants. John Podesta is widely expected to play a major role in managing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's impending presidential campaign.
Reid lobbied then-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on behalf of Fulcrum before it received $70 million from the Pentagon.
Another well-connected company, Ormat Geothermal, raked in $350 million through federal loan guarantees a year before becoming a supporter of the Clean Energy Project.
Ormat's in-house lobbyist, Paul Thomsen, advised Reid on energy issues and was featured in one of the senator's 2010 campaign advertisements.
I’m sure they still want the Bundy Ranch and nearby grazing rights.
Reid issues raising the Hairy head too!
Most dicks only have one eye.
Shoot him after the trial.
One of these days it will be one of the whooping cranes at the foot of a wind generator.
It's OK to kill them though, as long as it is done by politically-connected people in the pursuit of federal green energy dollars.
Green issues are an Obama fave——did he weigh in on this-—maybe even ordering the agencies to give the entities federal grants?
Would also have been a way to achieve his then-dream of a permanent Democrat majority.....giving grantees big bucks to kick-back campaign contributions.
2/3/15---Harry Reid Fast-Tracked Visas to Chinese 'Investors'
ABC-TV reports on suspicious visas being fast-tracked -- and the role top Democrat, Harry Reid, played. Officials overseeing a federal program that offers an immigration short-cut to wealthy foreign investors have ignored pointed warnings from federal agents and approved visas for some immigrants suspected of having committed fraud, money laundering, and even one applicant with alleged ties to a child porn website, an ABC News investigation has found.
The shortcomings prompted DHS concerns that the boutique immigration program would be exploited by terrorists, according to internal documents obtained by ABC News.
It is shocking, said Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican. Particularly when you have F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies that are saying national security could be compromised or is being compromised -- that's enough for us to be concerned.
Five different Homeland Security whistleblowers spoke with ABC News about a range of cases where visas were approved despite numerous red flags. They said objections were often ignored because the immigration program is so popular within the Obama Administration and with members of Congress from both parties.
In an earlier statement, Sen Charles Grassley (Rep-Iowa) exposed the visa
program----Grassley said ICE identified key vulnerabilities in EB-5 visas
1) Export of sensitive technology/economic espionage.
2) Use by foreign government agents/espionage.
3) Use by terrorists.
4) Investment fraud by regional center.
5) Investment fraud by investors.
6) Fraud conspiracies by investors and regional center.
7) Illicit finance/money laundering.
Obama's hand-picked henchman, USCIS' Leon Rodrigues, oversees EB-5 visas. Under Obama/Rodrigues' purview---EB-5's are said to involve major threats to US national security:
NEED TO KNOW----ARE REID/OBAMA/RODRIGUES SELLING US CITIZENSHIP TO:
<><> (a) MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS,
<><>(b) ISIS TERRORISTS,
<><> (c) FOREIGNERS FINANCING THE OVERTHROW OF THE US GOVT.
Rodriguez's confirmation hearings revealed he was a board member of Casa Maryland---a Third World pressure group pushing for unlimited immigration on behalf of foreign governments. Rodrigues also has connections to foreign pressure groups across the nation.
FREEPER ACTION--CONTACT FBI TIPS PAGE WEB SITE---YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS---https://tips.fbi.gov
From further back :
BHO great grandfather worked for a Tulsa Oil/gas company writing mineral leases thru OK and KN
There was only one such company that called Tulsa home
It now has controlling interest in Solyndra.
The Dunham/Obama family trust was formed when this relative died O still receives income from the trust
High time we investigate O's income from that financial finagling.
Sent you a ping to what we have
Gotcha-—surfed a bit to dig up somethin’......nada.
Road blocks. Like to see who owns the Standley A and the Stanley D wells that are still producing
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