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Biden Energy Secretary Granholm admits false testimony about owning stocks


June 9, 2023 6:22pm EDT
Biden Energy Secretary Granholm admits false testimony about owning stocks
'The Secretary takes the commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards very seriously,' Energy Department spokesperson tells Fox News Digital

By Thomas Catenacci | Fox News

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm admitted in a letter Friday that she made a false statement when she recently told lawmakers she didn't own any individual stocks.

While Granholm divested from a variety of stocks in 2021, she acknowledged in the letter — which was sent to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leadership — that she maintained shares of six companies. On April 20, however, Granholm testified under oath that she had sold all of her shares of individual companies.

"As you know, as part of the confirmation process before this Committee, in 2021 I divested from assets that could be in conflict with my official duties," Granholm wrote in the letter obtained by Fox News Digital. "I did, however, retain assets that were determined by Government ethics officials to not conflict with my official duties."

"I mistakenly told the Committee that I did not own any individual stocks, whereas I should have said that I did not own any conflicting stocks. In order to make my financial holdings consistent with my testimony, on May 18, 2023, I divested my remaining stock holdings which consisted of stock in six companies, even though these assets were deemed non-conflicting," she continued.



We already know democrats can commit fraud perjury even treason and not be held accountable, this is just one more occurrence, expect many more.  Laugh before a coming election that demand and insist democrats are no different than anybody else, they openly admit what lieing determined fools they are.  After the election they speak out of the other side of their lieing mouths.  Some things just don't change!  Not democrats, not their lie loving followers.

Can Congress not hold her contempt? Apparently, the DOJ already has "declined" to investigate this perjury.
--- Quote ---Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm revealed Friday that she has held financial stocks as recently as May, contradicting testimony she gave to a Senate committee earlier this year.

In a letter shared with E&E News and sent to the committee, she also revealed her spouse held a previously undisclosed investment in Ford Motor Co., an automotive brand that falls squarely in her jurisdiction.

Granholm told the Energy and Natural Resources Committee at an April 20 budget hearing that she did not own any individual stocks, saying she was only invested in mutual funds. She also said she would “not object” to congressional legislation that would ban executive department officials from holding stocks.  ...
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