Former lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff thinks the Obama administration’s relationship with bankrupt solar power company Solyndra is “exactly the same thing” as the corrupt dealings he had with politicians.
Abramoff was interviewed by Sean Hannity on Fox News on Monday night as part of a promotional tour for his book Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist, which was officially released this week.
“In many of these cases you’ve got big bundlers, people donating huge money to the president — in this case Obama — they get access to the White House and then companies that they’re supporting get all this money, is that the same thing?” Hannity asked Abramoff.
“It’s exactly the same thing,” the former lobbyist responded.
“So they’re buying taxpayer money and they’re getting kickbacks, basically?” Hannity asked.
“Yes, and that’s going on throughout the system, it’s rife,” Abramoff said. “Many, many congressional offices participate in things like that, and the administration I guess at certain levels is doing the same thing, and that’s a problem for this country.”