Bill Gates was among first to meet with Biden’s energy secretary: Report
- November 23, 2022
Tom Howell, Jr. The Washington Times
Billionaire Bill Gates, a champion of green-energy initiatives, was among the first people to nab a meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm after she was confirmed by the Senate, according to agency calendars.
The Microsoft founder met with Ms. Granholm around noon on Feb. 26, 2021, or about 24 hours after her confirmation, Fox News reports based on documents obtained by Protect the Public’s Trust, a government watchdog group.
“This is just another example showing D.C. as an insiders’ game for the wealthy and powerful, and regular people need not apply,” group Director Michael Chamberlain told the outlet. “With all of the media interviews and getting acquainted with the employees she’ll be working with, on her first day she made sure to make time for Bill Gates, one of the richest people in the world. And that wasn’t even the only time they met. It’s easy to see who has the real influence in Washington.”