That political hack, Spinner? That's just an emotional bait. The innnerlekshul stinker is here:
...a top Treasury official wrote to the White House to make clear that the decision to restructure the deal did not have Treasury or Justice Department approval — despite early suggestions that approval from both agencies may be required.
It's in writing. Neither Treasury nor Justice 'approved' of the re-structuring--and Treasury clearly thinks that such approval MUST be obtained before Energy did the re-structure.
Now we have not just "Big Gummint feeding its pals"--but doing so illegally.