Amazon.com: Throw Them All Out
– JFK’s nephew received ‘$1.4bn taxpayer bailout for his struggling green energy firm’ (Daily Mail, Nov. 18, 2011):
- Firm had $1.8bn debt and needed cash to survive
- Former employee who landed job in White House after funding Obama campaign ‘made the payment’
The nephew of former president John F. Kennedy has been given a secret £1.4bn bailout for his company thanks to his White House connections, a new book has claimed.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr is said to have received the vast sum of tax-payers’ cash for his ‘green energy’ firm BrightSource while it was $1.8bn in debt in 2010.
The payment was made by Sanjay Wagle, a former BrightSource employee who after raising money for Barack Obama was rewarded with a job in the U.S. Department of Energy, it is claimed.
The revelation was made in an explosive new book, Throw Them All Out, which exposes the secret financial deals of an inner circle of businessmen and politicians in the White House.
The author Peter Schweizer says that the payment was made to Kennedy Jr. thanks to connections in Washington.
Kennedy Jr. is the son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. Robert ‘Bobby’ Kennedy is the brother of the former president JFK, who was assassinated in 1963.
Following JFK’s assasiantion in November 1963, Robert ‘Bobby’ Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months.
However, he later split after disagreements over the Vietnam War and by 1968 was a favourite for the Democratic Party leadership.
Tragically, just hours after winning the California presidential Bobby Kennedy was shot three times by Sirhan Sirhan by Arab gunman Sirhan Sirhan while addressing a packed hotel in L.A. He died 26 hours later on June 26.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has forged a successful career as an attorney specialising in environmental law and more recently and as a radio host,
Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
When Obama was elected to the White House in 2008, Wagle was installed at the Department of Energy (DOE), advising on energy grants.