“an independent inspector general looked at this investment and concluded that the administration had steered money to friends and family, to campaign contributors.”
Here’s what the Deptartment of Energy’s independent inspector general, Gregory Friedman actually said:
“We currently have 64 open investigations associated with the Recovery Act, nearly 25 percent of our current case load. Schemes under investigation include the submission of false information in applications for funding, fraudulent claims for rebates, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, the directing of contracts and grants to friends and family, weatherization fraud to include mischarging, and other attempts to fraudulently obtain Recovery Act funds.”
CONCLUDE: To make a final judgment or determination
INVESTIGATE: To observe or inquire into
So there we are. Guilty until proven innocent. The American way. Any questions?
LET ME ADD: The Obama Bain ad was just as bad. But I like Obama, so there!