Jennifer Granholm, the secretary of energy, acknowledged in a letter on Friday that she had misled lawmakers when she recently claimed not to own any specific stocks.
Granholm stated in the letter, which was delivered to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leadership, that she still owned interests in six firms even though she sold off a number of equities in 2021. Granholm, however, claimed in sworn testimony on April 20 that she had sold all of her stock in several corporations.
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In the letter acquired by Fox News Digital, Granholm stated, “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.” “However, I did retain assets that Government ethics officials determined did not conflict with my official duties.”
“I should have said that I did not hold any conflicting stocks, but I misspoke when I informed the Committee that I did not own any specific stocks. “Even though these assets were deemed non-conflicting, on May 18, 2023, I divested my remaining stock holdings, which consisted of stock in six companies, in order to make my financial holdings consistent with my testimony,” she continued.