GBN News investigative reporters have discovered that the DOE has secretly drawn on the vast experience of Pupil Transportation chief Donald Rumsfeld, the former Defense Secretary, who has provided many of the political and business connections needed for this endeavor. Rumsfeld’s close relationship with Vice President Dick Cheney was said to be particularly helpful. Cheney reportedly offered use of his “undisclosed location” as a site for much of the planning and pre-construction activities.
The Vice President also apparently helped smooth some ruffled feathers at Halliburton, a company that is expected to provide much of the “heavy lifting” to transport interior equipment and furnishings to the building site. Engaging Halliburton was particularly sensitive, given that the company recently lost its Iraq reconstruction contract to Alvarez and Marsal, DOE consultants who are the new owners of the building that the DOE is renovating, and who plan to use it as an executive clubhouse.
Other individuals and organizations who are said to be assisting in the secret building planning and renovation are: The CIA (still apparently hoping to lure Chancellor Klein away from the DOE to become its Director); The Emir of Dubai (future headquarters of Halliburton); and deceased Enron Chairmen Ken Lay.