Citizen watchdogs caught the SEC chairman removing evidence of a meeting with Hillary R. Clinton, George Soros, and Nancy Pelosi, which to the average American sounds suspiciously like a crime scene.
Energy Policy Advocates’ goal statement is “Bringing Transparency to Energy Policy.”
“Bureaucrats thrive on secrecy. At EPA, we make sure you know what your government is up to and how it makes its decisions,” the claims, according to their website.
So, it must be wonderful to have influential friends, right? The American taxpayers and average citizens have not seen this since Donald J. Trump departed the White House, and they had never experienced it before to his arrival in Washington, D.C.
Good for this watchdog organization.
TruthPress.com provided further information on their efforts.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler scrubbed mention of a meeting with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and key details of a meeting with billionaire Democratic donor George Soros from the public version of his calendar.
Gensler’s public calendar showed that he only had a staff meeting on Aug. 7, 2021, while his private calendar lists a meeting with Clinton, according to a Fox News Digital review. And on Aug. 20, 2021, his public calendar lists a meeting with Soros but hid the meeting’s agenda, which his private calendar shows was to discuss a forthcoming Wall Street Journal op-ed the business magnate was planning to write.
Gensler’s private calendar revealing the discrepancies was obtained by the watchdog group Energy Policy Advocates and shared with Fox News Digital. The group was only able to obtain the internal records after filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the SEC.
In recent days, around the time Fox News Digital contacted the SEC, the agency updated Gensler’s public calendar to include his meeting with Clinton in August 2021. As recently as Wednesday the public calendar didn’t include the meeting, and archived copies of the webpage from April also list just a meeting with staff.
The outlet continued:
An SEC spokesperson first responded to an inquiry by saying the public calendar listed the Clinton meeting. When sent a screen capture of the calendar showing the Clinton meeting wasn’t listed, the spokesperson responded by saying that the agency updates calendars “from time to time” when it discovers that something is missing or inaccurate.
Gensler, a former Goldman Sachs executive and Obama administration official, was the chief financial officer for Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. The Senate confirmed him to lead the SEC in April 2021, shortly after President Joe Biden selected him for the high-profile position.
Archived copies of Gensler’s public calendar also show the SEC hid September 2021 meetings with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Washington, D.C.-based consultant Minyon Moore, a former White House official. The public calendar has now been updated to show those meetings as well.
Meanwhile, on Sept. 6, 2021 — about two weeks after the meeting between Gensler and Soros — the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed written by Soros. Gensler’s private calendar, but not his public calendar, states the purpose of the Aug. 20 meeting was “re: WSJ op-ed.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
In the article, Soros blasted major asset manager BlackRock for launching investment products for Chinese customers while applauding the company’s environmental policies. Soros eventually argued that Congress should pass legislation to give the already powerful SEC more regulatory authority. CONTINUE READING…