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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 04:36 PM
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Solyndra Subpoena Rejected By Obama Administration
Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The White House Counsel's Office has formally rejected a congressional subpoena of documents relating to the $535 million loan guarantee that the administration shepherded for Solyndra, the now-defunct solar energy company.

In a letter to the chairs of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, Kathryn H. Ruemmler, counsel to the president, calls the request for documents made by House Republicans a "vast fishing expedition" and a "significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests."

"As written, encompasses all communications within the White House from the beginning of this Administration to the present that refer or relate to Solyndra, and the subpoena purports to demand a complete response in less than a week," Ruemmler writes. "Thus, any document that references Solyndra, even in passing, is arguably responsive to the Committees request, and you reaffirmed this week that you intend for the request to be that broad. There is no basis for such a broad request beyond a vast fishing expedition," as Congressman Dingell noted yesterday. Moreover, responding to such an expansive request would require the devotion of substantial resources to gather and review many documents that are of no legitimate oversight is itself an unreasonable burden on the President's ability to meet his constitutional duties."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/04/solyndra-subpo...
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 04:39 PM
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1. Hrm...dismissing Congressional subpoenas. Where have I heard that one before? nt
PB
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 04:43 PM
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2. Good!!
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 04:48 PM
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3. Good! F*ck'em! eom
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 04:49 PM
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4. Bush set the precedent. Obama is simply following it.
By all means, if they want to sue they may eventually get the documents, in five or six years :rofl:
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 04:52 PM
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5. He's following a lot of Bush.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 05:03 PM
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6. I second that - "f**k them
Seems like the gopers as usual are more concerned about shit that happened prior to Prez O's administration than creating jobs and getting our country's economy back healthly.
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 05:10 PM
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7. These pricks are only doing this because they hate Obama and want to destroy him.
Not because they actually give two shits about the law.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 05:16 PM
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8. the biggest losers were the private investors that believed in solyndra
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octothorpe Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 06:14 PM
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9. Same thing with Beacon Power which just announced it was filing bankruptcy...
Kinda sucks. Hopefully there is still hope for them though.
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 07:16 PM
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10. Tell the Republicans to stick it where the sun don't shine
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 07:17 PM
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11. K&R
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IamK Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 08:31 AM
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12. the transparency we have come to embrace....
"it is no worse than what bush did" should be a campaign slogan....
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 08:56 AM
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13. Oh Really!
That implies something to hide.

And if there isn't anything to hide (which is doubtful, based on earlier reports), then it's stupid politics, as is usual with this administration.
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jeanmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:00 AM
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14. Same as the Bushies
The executive branch does the people's work, so why can't our legislature see this work for the people?

This isn't a national security issue. Why so secret?
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:35 AM
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15. This is a partisan attempt to impeach Obama, that's why!
Don't fool yourself into thinking this has anything to do with "the people".

Did you already forget how crazy the Republicans were under Clinton?
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:59 AM
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16. Well he didn't "cave"
Funny how people want him to be "tough" until he is - then they think he should "cave."
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:29 AM
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17. Subpoena issues v. negotiation issues Apples and oranges.
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