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Friday, July 7, 2017

 

Media Ignores Virginia Gov. McAuliffe's Role in Green Car Scandal that Fleeced Taxpayers out of Mill

Media Ignores Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s Role in Green Car Scandal that Fleeced Taxpayers out of Millions

"An electric car company that folded after taking millions of taxpayer dollars was founded by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, but the mainstream media is ignoring this pertinent fact. The Mississippi-based company, GreenTech, shut down in January but is back in the spotlight because this week the state’s auditor demanded the firm repay $6.4 million in public funds. Only a small Richmond, Virginia newspaper prominently reported McAuliffe’s ties to the scandal, stating in the headline that “Mississippi auditor demands $6.4M repayment from McAuliffe’s former electric car company.”

Most mainstream news outlets ignored the story altogether and a few kept McAuliffe’s name out the minimal coverage. Washington D.C.’s mainstream newspaper went with a lengthy wire service story that matter-of-factly mentions McAuliffe in the very last sentence. “Among former insiders is Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe,” the end of the article states. “He resigned as the firm’s chairman in December 2012 and said he divested his interest.” How convenient! The article omits that, as GreenTech founder, McAuliffe brokered the deal in which the company got millions in public funds by promising to invest $60 million locally and creating hundreds of new full-time jobs. That never happened and instead taxpayers got fleeced. Now Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering is ordering that the money be repaid with interest and investigative costs. The exact figure is $6,360,019.60. ......."

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/07/media-ignores-virginia-gov-mcauliffes-role-green-car-scandal-fleeced-taxpayers-millions/


Comments:
Thanks konane

Sad but, given the media out of focus lens, why should we be surprised?

Thanks Eddessa. I don't think any of us are surprised.

This will be enough to hang around mcawfuls neck to derail any thoughts of him running for higher office.
Thanks Jarasan. He's not one of my favorite people and the more I learn about him the less I care for him.
Solyndra ring a bell?   Do any of these politicians have an honest bone in their bodies? ANY of them, anywhere? Always the taxpayer that gets to bend over.
Thanks Lejardin. It seems they don't. They gotta send their kids to an ivy league school somehow....
never ends.
Thanks Sully. Lotsa hidden stuff they didn't want found.
The State should demand he himself pay, or be forced to resign. Has the same DNA as Clinton and Obama.!
Thanks Maddog. Yes agree. If our "lawmakers" were held financially responsible the a lot of decisions would be different.

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