Energy department e-mails on Solyndra provide new details on White House involvementSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:08
Energy department e-mails on Solyndra provide new details on White House involvement
By Carol D. Leonnig and Joe Stephens, Published: August 8The Washington Post
President Obama’s staff arranged for him to be personally briefed last summer on a loan program to help clean-energy companies, two months before the program was thrust into headlines by the collapse of its flagship, the solar com pany Solyndra, records show.
About the same time, then-White House Chief of Staff William Daley resolved a dispute among administration officials over another project in the program, clearing the way for a $1.4 billion loan, according to documents and sources familiar with the situation.