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Rockntractor
11-04-2011, 09:10 PM
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. (Read Ruemmler's full letter here).

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.”

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/wh-rejects-subpoena-request-solyndra-docs

Laws, we don't have to obey no stinking laws!

NJCardFan
11-05-2011, 12:31 AM
And to think that the leftist media fall all over themselves proclaiming that the GOP are the harbingers of cronyism. Who have think it, huh?

Zathras
11-05-2011, 02:35 AM
The most transparent administration ever eh?

fettpett
11-05-2011, 08:18 AM
where is the outrage? such crap. Bush and Co got racked over the coals for not "releasing enough information" in the Valery Plaine non-incident and Scooter Libby got thrown in jail over it, yet this Administration does something that would consitute as fraud in the private sector and there is not outrage?


Hypocrisy on display for all to see.

Tipsycatlover
11-05-2011, 09:30 AM
The King cannot be questioned. That's what this comes down to.

AmPat
11-05-2011, 10:00 AM
The King cannot be questioned. That's what this comes down to.

1. They (liberals/DIMoRATS/Media) are all in for this Marxist administration and any means, including lawlessness, is ok if it justifies the end.

2. They are afraid to oppose the Pharaoh for fear of being labeled Racist.

These two facts make them anti-American, traitors, and cowards.:mad:

ironhorsedriver
11-05-2011, 11:12 AM
Isn't it amazing that our wonderful President is above the law. And of course the Justice Dept. won't be any help, Holder will never go against his master.

AmPat
11-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Isn't it amazing that our wonderful President is above the law. And of course the Justice Dept. won't be any help, Holder will never go against his master.

Holder is too afraid to prosecute obvious illegal acts by his god and boss. Holder would be indicted for his own illegal acts and negligence. :cool:

Hansel
11-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Holder is too afraid to prosecute obvious illegal acts by his god and boss. Holder would be indicted for his own illegal acts and negligence. :cool:

Is the issue closed? Sure hope the Pubs aren't culpable in this one too. Too many skeletons in too many closets to have a reputable and productive Congress.

AmPat
11-06-2011, 09:49 AM
Is the issue closed? Sure hope the Pubs aren't culpable in this one too. Too many skeletons in too many closets to have a reputable and productive Congress.

Effectively yes, as Holder will not prosecute the law if it has a chance of endangering his god and boss O Blah Blah or any liberal ideology. As for skeletons, who cares? Those who have something to hide should be exposed and ejected. If they are guilty of something, they are vulnerable to manipulation by their political enemy. That makes them ineffective and they need to go.