House Republicans’ ongoing investigation into the Solyndra loan scandal has unearthed a wealth of e-mail evidence offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Obama administration’s ill-fated decision to guarantee a half-billion-dollar loan to a struggling solar company. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has heard testimony from top administration officials, including Energy Secretary Steven Chu. However, a number of the key players involved in the Solyndra decision have long since abandoned their posts. The American people deserve answers from all of them.
Jonathan Silver, Executive Director, Department of Energy Loans Program Office
Silver was named head of the DOE loans program in November 2009. That was after the department had finalized the initial $535 million loan guarantee, but e-mails reveal the pivotal role Silver played in subsequent decisionmaking.
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