Emails from the office of an Obama appointee forced to resign over the GSA scandal indicate that the administration was aware of Solyndra’s looming money woes prior to the company’s bankruptcy.
Internal GSA emails show that the White House blocked ex-General Services Administrator Chief Martha Johnson from visiting the failed solar giant’s facilities, according to emails distributed by the RNC.
“WH made it very clear they didn’t want us touching them [Solyndra] with a 10 foot pole,” a GSA press secretary said in an email to a colleague.
Emails show a back and forth between administration employees in which they discuss layoffs at the company and the Obama team’s fears of a public relations disaster.
Johnson resigned her post after the Washington Post revealed that her office had organized an $800,000 convention in Las Vegas.