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White House Pressure for a Donor? [Talk about crony capitalism!]
The Daily Beast ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Eli Lake

Posted on 09/15/2011 8:58:30 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

The Pentagon has worried for months that a project backed by a prominent Democratic donor might interfere with military GPS. Now Congress wants to know if the White House pressured a general to change his testimony.

The four-star Air Force general who oversees U.S. Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago to give a classified briefing to lawmakers and staff, and dropped a surprise. Pressed by members, Gen. William Shelton said the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company tied to a large Democratic donor.

The episode—confirmed by The Daily Beast in interviews with administration officials and the chairman of a congressional oversight committee—is the latest in a string of incidents that have given Republicans sudden fodder for questions about whether the Obama administration is politically interfering in routine government matters that affect donors or fundraisers. Already, the FBI and a House committee are investigating a federal loan guarantee to a now failed solar firm called Solyndra that is tied to a large Obama fundraiser.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: bhocorruption; bhofascism; chicagoway; corruption; cronycapitalism; cultureofcorruption; democrats; fccchairman; fraud; genwilliamshelton; gps; impeach; juliusgenachowski; lightsquared; nobama2012; obama; obamadonor; obamatruthfile; paytoplay; philfalcone; philipfalcone; williamshelton
Whoa!
1 posted on 09/15/2011 8:58:33 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Impeach!!


2 posted on 09/15/2011 9:00:15 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Boardwalk
Impeach!!!!!

3 posted on 09/15/2011 9:01:16 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Do they need a building to fall on them? IMPEACH THE THUG-N-CHIEF!


4 posted on 09/15/2011 9:01:36 AM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

King hell ,Obama doesn’t think he is King, he has god complex.

He has his sticky fingers into everything crooked going on in Washington.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 9:02:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm!

I hope Rush picks this up. I’ve sent it to Drudge.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 9:04:02 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: Boardwalk

Nixon and Clinton were impeached for far less offenses


7 posted on 09/15/2011 9:04:14 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I don’t know if impeachment is the road to go. He’s going to be out of there on his own before we can remove him from office. I doubt it’d get through the Senate anyway.

I DO think he ought to be prosecuted. And no Pardon. Yes, it’s an ugly thing to have a former President imprisoned, but apparently the ethos right now is that some people are untouchable. Give proof that they’re not.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 9:06:25 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
This shouldn't surprise anyone. He learned these methods from the Chicago Mafia. (Read: democrat party)
9 posted on 09/15/2011 9:07:04 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: NRA1995

Nixon wasn’t impeached.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 9:07:47 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Chicago thug crooks, all of them.

They are ripping us off.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 9:08:24 AM PDT by dforest
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12 posted on 09/15/2011 9:11:52 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

The “company tied to a large Democrat donor” - Lightsquared.

More info here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/lightsquared/index


13 posted on 09/15/2011 9:12:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Boardwalk

“Impeach!!”

Impeach, my butt. Throw him in jail and toss the keys over the border into mexico.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 9:13:10 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

You can’t impeach someone who’s not elligible anyway ;-)


15 posted on 09/15/2011 9:18:23 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
In April, Grassley asked Genachowski to hand over all records of communications, including emails between Falcone and the FCC, and LightSquared and the FCC. Genachowski declined to turn over those records.

Whoops, time to put the shredders at the FCC into overdrive.

16 posted on 09/15/2011 9:22:00 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

“4 free trial issues of newsweek” ad at top of this site? What?


17 posted on 09/15/2011 9:26:01 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

HotAir has picked it up:

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/15/bombshell-general-accused-wh-of-pressuring-him-to-change-testimony-for-democratic-donor/


18 posted on 09/15/2011 9:29:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
This happens more often than is generally thought. Back in Clinton time during the tenure of the Hon. Togo west as SecArmy his office did everything it could short of issuing a direct order to get the Army to sign on to the Boeing Prime Contractor concept for the AH 64 Apache. The PC concept was supposed to reduce cost by shifting virtually all maintenance and support below unit level to the airframe manufacturer. The problem was the Boeing numbers were cooked so badly that the AMC reviewers could never even figure them out. The organic support numbers always came in lower if anybody but Boeing did the accounting drill. The back and forth between AMC and DA Staff and SecArmy went on for months hanging up long term planning and budgeting for Apache support. Finally Sec Army got told in some fashion that the numbers it kept pushing would never be signed off on and the only way Prime Contractor was going to
happen was for the Hon. Togo to issue a direct order. He was a hack but not a really dumb one so that ended the PC Apache saga. Someone at DA staff had the guts to stand up to the hacks maybe at the price of his career.
19 posted on 09/15/2011 9:31:56 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Falcone, his wife, and the CEO of LightSquared, Sanjiv Ahuja, have ....given more than $90,000 to the Democratic causes.... since they applied for the license.

..and the drumbeat of "pay to play" beats louder and louder.

20 posted on 09/15/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT by caww
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To: indylindy

Rahm was smart to get out when he did. He can handle Chicago corruption, but WH corruption is out of his league.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 9:45:55 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Obama's jobs speech: re-arranging deck chairs on his Titanic.)
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To: NRA1995; Boardwalk
Nixon and Clinton were impeached for far less offenses

Nixon wasn't impeached.

22 posted on 09/15/2011 9:49:45 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Does Palin know how to pick her targets—and at the right time—or what?


23 posted on 09/15/2011 10:06:15 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
I wonder if General Shelton is shortly going to find himself either retired or reassigned to studying dust motes in a windowless Pentagon office?
24 posted on 09/15/2011 10:14:27 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: DuncanWaring

Yes he was, in Congress just like Clinton. Neither was convicted by the Senate.


25 posted on 09/15/2011 10:16:03 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
With all the extra-Constitutional things this boy king has done, why have articles of Impeachment not yet been brought up? GWB committed far less High Crimes and Misdemeanors that this Obozo and he had articles of impeachment brought up (by at least Kookcinich).
26 posted on 09/15/2011 10:27:32 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I reported this on #attackwatch. Gave them a link. Those on twitter do the same and it will be retweated out very fast.


27 posted on 09/15/2011 10:35:59 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

bump


28 posted on 09/15/2011 10:37:02 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: DuncanWaring; Boardwalk

Blashpemurrrrr!!!!

Next you’ll tell this poor fella the Germans didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor....


29 posted on 09/15/2011 10:40:17 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: All

It is on Drudge now, in red.


30 posted on 09/15/2011 10:41:37 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I think that it would be safe to assume that pretty much everything the Rats are involved with is corrupt.


31 posted on 09/15/2011 10:51:46 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Ruh-roh!!!


32 posted on 09/15/2011 10:56:13 AM PDT by golas1964 (Now, now. DonÂ’t get all Shirley on us!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

This is worse than Solyndra.

This administration is so corrupt, I can’t even keep up.


33 posted on 09/15/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Buffalo Head

The House Judiciary Committee handed down 3 articles of impeachment on July 30, 1974. Nixon chose to resign rather than fight the charges, thereby saving the country from the ordeal of impeachment.

Mrs. Prince of Space


34 posted on 09/15/2011 11:34:40 AM PDT by Prince of Space ("...raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure." Sen. Obama, 3/16/06)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

The Left would love to have the spectacle of Republicans impeaching Obama.

It’s better to let them twist in the wind and let the voters sweep in conservatives at every level of government next year.


35 posted on 09/15/2011 12:08:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

We all know one thing. Obama: ‘ I’m not cheap...BUT I CAN BE BOUGHT”


36 posted on 09/15/2011 12:12:28 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Buffalo Head
"Yes he was, in Congress just like Clinton."

No, he was not.

37 posted on 09/15/2011 12:35:17 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Buffalo Head

Nope, Richard Nixon was not impeached.

Impeachment proceedings were in progress, but he resigned before the vote to impeach took place.

King William is the only elected president ever to be impeached.


38 posted on 09/15/2011 12:47:26 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
I've work in telecom and have been LIVID about this for months ...

Not many people know this, but the telephone company Central Offices are all timed to sync with each other using GPS timing signals ...

LightSquared could potentially screw this up ...

39 posted on 09/15/2011 2:01:00 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Prince of Space
Nixon chose to resign rather than fight the charges, thereby saving the country from the ordeal of impeachment.

Nixon resigned because top Republicans asked him to resign. The Dems do not have such ethical standards.

40 posted on 09/15/2011 2:02:00 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Boardwalk

Impeachment is far to good for this POS. He should put a gun to his head and just end it. Save the tax payers money. Or better yet, BO, his administarttion and the liberals in congress take a vacation in Jonestown, PA.


41 posted on 09/15/2011 3:30:36 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Take that Gardasil issue and shove it, everyone! This is orders of magnitude worse.


42 posted on 09/15/2011 3:55:05 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Lou Dobbs just gave a LOT of time on his show to this story, even had a panel discussing it. They all were condemning the White Hut’s complicity.

This story apparently has legs.


43 posted on 09/15/2011 5:08:06 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Hurricane Irene is Obama's fault because he hates people in general. Fair's fair.)
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