Obama Reject House Subpoena For Solyndra Docs

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. pspr


    Wow! This is illegal since Solyndra is not a national security issue. There must be something incriminating in the documents requested. Obama must think he is above the law and is now headed for a Constitutional showdown that he will lose.

    President Obama's attorney sent a letter to Congressional investigators on Friday, saying the White House would not cooperate with a subpoena requesting documents related to its doling out a $535 million loan guarantee to now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.

    "I can only conclude that your decision to issue a subpoena, authorized by a party-line vote, was driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation," Obama's counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, wrote in a letter to the top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce committee.

    Committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich, blasted the White House response:

    “We have been reasonable every step of the way in this investigation, and it is a shame that the Obama Administration and House Democrats continue to put up partisan roadblocks to hide the truth from taxpayers. Solyndra was a jobs program gone bad, and we must learn the lessons of Solyndra as we work to turn our economy around and put folks back to work. Our judicious and methodical work over the last eight months has garnered tens of thousands of pages of documents from DOE and OMB that have proven we are on the right track. Now, we need to know the White House’s role in the Solyndra debacle in order to learn the full truth about why taxpayers now find themselves a half billion dollars in the hole. The White House could have avoided the need for subpoena authorizations if they had simply chosen to cooperate. That would have been the route we preferred, and frankly, it would have been better for the White House to get the information out now, rather than continue to drag this out. Our request for documents is reasonable - we are not demanding the President’s blackberry messages as we are respectful of Executive Privilege. What is the West Wing trying to hide? We owe it to American taxpayers to find out.”


    Obama is all wet!

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  2. Lucrum


    Where are all the Obama apologists?
  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    Do i count as an apologist for dismissing the larry sinclair story :D

    btw the other thing that this story doesnt mention which i just read on drudge is that a bunch of executives of this company took a 60k bonus for themselves a few months ago while this heap of shit was going under. Its funny cause i have become so desensitized to watching these criminals loot the ship while it is sinking(via golden parachutes and such) that my first thought was "only 60k?"

    Starting to look bad for Obama on this one, as im sure we will end up finding out someone in there was connected to him, otherwise there is no reason to hide.