Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm filed her annual financial disclosure form Friday, revealing that she quietly sold shares worth up to $120,000 of six companies last month.

Granholm’s disclosure, filed Friday morning with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, showed that Granholm and her husband Daniel Mulhern owned shares in ride-share company Uber, pharmaceutical company Gilead, online real estate broker Redfin, financial services firm Invesco, telemedicine company Teladoc Health and entertainment company Cedar Fair.

According to the filing, Granholm’s flurry of stock sales were made on May 18 and came a month after she testified under oath during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing that she was “not owning individual stocks.” Then, on June 9, Granholm informed the committee in a letter that she owned shares of six companies at the time of her testimony, but did not identify which companies.

“As part of her commitment to the highest ethical conduct and transparency, Secretary Granholm timely divested of all conflicting assets that were known at the time of her confirmation, and subsequently even divested of assets she wasn’t legally required to sell,” David Mayorga, the director of public affairs at the Department of Energy (DOE), told Fox News Digital last week.

Granholm reported in her 2022 annual disclosure that she had sold shares in Uber, Gilead and Redfin on April 30, 2021, and her shares in Invesco on May 6, 2021. She assumed her position leading the DOE in February 2021.

While the DOE stated the assets Granholm owned as of last month were “non-conflicting,” Uberwhich Granholm sold between $1,001 and $15,000 worth of shares in, the disclosure showedis a founding member of the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), a leading industry group lobbying for federal policies incentivizing greater electric vehicle proliferation.

ZETA has advocated for the U.S. government to adopt policies ensuring 100% of vehicle sales are electric by 2030. Additionally, the group asked members of Congress to increase funding for the DOE’s Loan Programs Office to further boost clean technology investing, bolster the domestic clean energy workforce and keep the nation “competitive in new markets.”

At the same time, Granholm has advocated for many of the same policies and has used her position to repeatedly push EVs. She even recently called for the U.S. military to implement an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030.

In response to her June 9 letter informing lawmakers about her misleading statement about stock ownership and her recent sales in previously-undisclosed assets, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., the top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked DOE Inspector General Teri Donaldson to investigate Granholm over her reporting errors.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., whose line of questioning led to Granholm’s misstatement in April, also requested on Wednesday that Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., schedule a hearing to examine Granholm’s financial disclosures. Hawley sent a letter to Granholm days earlier probing her over the incident.

A spokesperson for Manchin said a hearing could not be inserted into the committee’s schedule, but that Manchin would assist with getting Hawley a one-on-one meeting with Granholm to answer any outstanding questions.

Additionally, Granholm told the committee she also discovered on May 13 that her husband owned $2,457.89 worth of shares in Ford Motor Company. Those shares were then sold on May 15, a Monday, when the stock market opened. She failed to disclose those shares in her two prior annual disclosures and had mistakenly believed her family’s divestiture of Ford was complete in early 2021.

Barrasso noted that Granholm has boosted Ford projects while leading the agency, maintained shares of electric vehicle maker Proterra while the White House promoted the company, was found guilty of violating the Hatch Act, and violated the STOCK Act nine times by failing to disclose $240,000 worth of stock sales within the legally-mandated time frame.

NYNNC is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.

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