Ed Driscoll

Congress Investigates Solar Company Tied To Billionaire Obama Supporter



Oklahoma’s News on 6 reports on Obama’s ties to the Solyndra debacle, “A California solar company backed by the U.S. government and Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser’s private equity firm has gone bankrupt:”

The Center for Public Integrity [CPI] said on its web site that Kaiser’s firm remains a “significant financial backer of Solyndra,” Solyndra spokesman David Miller confirmed.

George Kaiser, who is also chairman of the board for BOK Financial Corporation, hosted a  fundraiser for Obama in 2007 in Tulsa.

CPI also reported Kaiser raised at least $50,000 for the president’s 2008 election effort.

Vice President Joe Biden was in Tulsa Tuesday for a private fundraiser for the Democrat National Committee.

8/30/2011 Related Story: Vice President Joe Biden Touches Down In Tulsa

BOK Financial and Argonaut Private Equity are based in Tulsa.

Now Congress questions whether Obama’s connection to Kaiser was how the California company got a government guaranteed loan.

“Developing,” as Matt Drudge would say.