‘Fast Terry’ McAuliffe’s GreenTech Courted Obama’s Solyndra Aide
August 7, 2013 - 8:39 am
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and three top GreenTech advisers met with the key White House aide responsible for helping bankrupt solar-panel maker Solyndra win federal loans and high-profile presidential support, a Watchdog investigation has revealed.
What they discussed in the Oct. 12, 2010, meeting with Obama “green energy” aide Greg Nelson is a mystery – the White House visitors log offers no details. But the confab came seven months after a stock transfer made McAuliffe a GreenTech majority owner and company chairman.
Whatever happened in the White House meeting apparently wasn’t enough to stave off some misfortune. Eight months later a GreenTech lawyer was emailing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Director Alejandro Mayorkas, begging his agency to fast track approval of visa applications for the company’s foreign investors under the federal EB-5 program.
More at the link. Greg Nelson was responsible for President Obama’s meet and greet at Solyndra, a PR event that didn’t keep the company out of bankruptcy. Mayorkas is under investigation in a visa scandal that involves Hillary Clinton’s brothers.