The Obama administration has established a policy, in the interests of government transparency, of making public all visits to the White House. The Sifferkoll website has posted an image of a page from the White House visitors log which shows that Thomas F. Darden visited President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington DC on January 11, 2012.
UPDATE: Thanks to e-gatto for posting this link (http://www.justjared.com/2012/01/11/angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-white-house-visit/)to an article which reports that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited the White House on Jan 11, 2012. Thomas F. Darden III (son of Cherokee CEO of the same name) is the executive director of Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation, and could well have visted the White House on the same visit.
A link to the image is here: http://www.sifferkoll.se/sifferkoll/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/dardenObama.png
Andrea Rossi’s court complaint against Leonardo Corp states: “34. In early 2012, ROSSI and LEONARDO were contacted by Defendants DARDEN, VAUGHN and CHEROKEE, who expressed an interest in licensing the E-Cat IP in the United States of America”, so it seems that Darden would certainly have been paying attention to the E-Cat around this time.
According to the log the visit lasted from 14:30 to 23:59 — which would be along time for a visitor to be talking to the president of the United States, and the meeting ran late into the evening. It doesn’t sound like it was just a courtesy call. This new evidence makes it seems possible that careful attention has been paid from quite early on to the whole E-Cat story at the very highest levels in the US government.