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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
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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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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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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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