White House sends Solyndra emails to Congress
October 8th, 2011
09:06 AM ET
2 years ago

White House sends Solyndra emails to Congress

Washington (CNN) - The White House, under fire over loan guarantees to a solar energy company that filed for bankruptcy, sent 2,000 pages of email communication to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon, a source familiar with the congressional investigation looking into the matter told CNN.

There appears to be no smoking gun but the email traffic provides more details about who at the White House was looped in on the deal while red flags were being raised about the financial soundness of "green" company Solyndra Inc.

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  1. Larry L

    The best way to disarm the Republican "swift boaters" is to produce total visability. They're simply working to discredit the President and fight against renewable energy sources. When you're bought and paid for by oil companies you do these things.

    October 8, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  2. mickey

    how many jobs could have been created with this $535,000,000.this president just threw this money in the fire and he doesn`t feel guilty.

    October 8, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  3. Dan

    And to think this administration was going to give Solyndra a second major taxpayer loan in the amount of $469 MILLION dollars even knowing the company's financial situation was growing more dire. Gee, why would any of us be surprised of anything that comes from this corrupt administration?

    October 8, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  4. WiredweirdinSF

    Lets see, big Obozo fundraiser appointed to an administration job overseeing a massive government loan to one of his wife's clients and days after he signs an conflict statement he pushes the DOE in to making the loan. Further pressure comes from the VP, the WH Chief of Staff. I guess, I must not have the same blinders on as the liberal media, because something sure stinks, Once again shows the corruption of the Obama (SEIU) led administration. Same folks who bought you ACORN, the mainstream media could not find anything wrong there either.

    October 8, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  5. diridi

    Nation needs GREEN ENERGY. Period. Push....

    October 8, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. dennis freeman

    Give it up and focus on things that really matter.

    October 8, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  7. Mom in MN

    Sigh - one company out of 40 goes bad. We only talk about the one and not the other 39. 1% of money invested is lost and that is all we can talk about. We invested $2.4 billion in solar subsidies. China invested $33 billion in solar subsidies. Is it any wonder that some of our companies cannot compete? The GOP refuses to INVEST in America. All they care about is tax cuts, tax cuts, spending cuts, spending cuts. Those things will get us NOWHERE right now. If we want to grow our way out of this recession INVESTMENT is the only way and the GOP simply won't invest in working Americans, only the ultra-rich with more tax cuts for those who are not "job creators" (if the GOP tax cuts actually created jobs, we wouldn't have any unemployment right now since we have give so many tax cuts). Vote Democrat - at least they have a clue. Democrats 2012!

    October 8, 2011 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  8. Maria

    I am so ashamed that I voted for Obama in 08'. This is the most corruption I have ever seen from an administration. Obama is a liar and a cheat. I can't wait to vote against him. WORST PRESIDENT EVER.

    October 8, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |