Emails questioned huge contract for firm with ties to Obama admin
December 8th, 2011
10:54 PM ET
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Emails questioned huge contract for firm with ties to Obama admin

Washington (CNN) - A series of e-mail exchanges between officials at the Department of Health and Human Services shows growing alarm at the amount of projected profit from a government contract for a drug company whose controlling shareholder is a longtime Democratic Party activist.

Ronald Perelman is controlling shareholder of Siga Technologies, and a long-time Democratic Party activist and fund-raiser. He's also a large contributor to Republicans, but has been a particular friend of the Obama White House.


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  1. Little Jimmy Truth

    There Obama goes again.

    December 8, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Another story the RIGHT will pick up on instead of creating JOBS!!!!

    Obama 2012

    December 8, 2011 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  3. BJ

    While you are at it, what about the huge contracts to Halliburton and the disappearance of the $5 Trillion surplus. I guess that doesn't matter. You won't print it anyway. You never do, since you are leaning to the right, right?

    December 9, 2011 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  4. Logic in LA

    It could not come close to the Cheney- Halliburton deals.

    December 9, 2011 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  5. fred ca

    New way to get rich. Give $$$ to obama and democrat party. Ask for a mutiple of your contribution. If you are a wall streeter, a 'green industry' scammer or if you can offer a dubious product for a grotesque mark-up you will get your money.

    December 9, 2011 05:36 am at 5:36 am |
  6. diridi

    just Farce....that's it.

    December 9, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  7. Republican who supports President Obama

    Totally Right 'Logic' – If they start to look into this then they MUST look at Haliburton.

    December 9, 2011 08:48 am at 8:48 am |