Overview of this lie

Date Originated: May of 2012
Target of Lie: Obama Administration
Categories: Business & Economy, Solar Power & Obama Administration
Romney falsely claims the inspector general uncovered Obama crony capitalism in the Solyndra investigation and has repeated the lie in campaign ads running in swing states. The media have since debunked it as "simply made-up." Romney, however, unabashedly continues to run the ad.

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