The House Energy and Commerce Committee released its final report Thursday on the 18-month investigation of the failure of energy company Solyndra, that collapsed 2 years after receiving a $535 million loan grantee. Three subpoenas were issued in the investigation, with five hearings and the review of over 300,000 documents.
The report reveals that in addition to warnings from the Department of Energy, a top White House adviser was given clear information that the solar panel maker faced a "severe liquidity crisis" before the company was restructured, ultimately harming taxpayers.
While the left criticizes the Solyndra story as political haymaking, is the severe lack of judgment on the part of the administration at the expense of taxpayers as exemplified in the report, not something that should receive bipartisan scrutiny?
Joined Friday by Tara Setmayer, communications director for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the 'Real News' panel discussed the latest developments in the Solyndra controversy and whether the scandal is still warranting the media attention it deserves: