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White House Rejects Solyndra Subpoena; WH Says It's a "Fishing Expedition"
Pundit Press ^ | 11/4/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 11/04/2011 2:12:03 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

After the collapse of Solyndra, a solar company that received over $500,000,000 in loans from the Obama Administration, Republicans noted the unsettling amount of ties that the White House had with the defunct company.

Vice President Biden called on his advisers to hurry through the loan, President Obama toured the Solyndra plant in 2010, and the top executives of Solyndra donated heavily to then-candidate Obama in 2008. President Bush rejected loaning the company money, saying that it was too risky, and even President Obama's advisors told him in person that the half-a-billion-dollar loan was "not ready for prime time."

The Obama Administration has stated repeatedly that it did nothing wrong and would "not have changed" what he did if he had the chance. Mr. Obama has also said he has nothing to hide. And yet, today the Obama Administration rejected a subpoena on the Solyndra loan it pushed for, possibly confirming that the President does indeed have something to hide.

Kathryn H. Ruemmler, counsel to the president, stated officially that the rejection was because the subpoena was a "significant intrusion" into what the President has done in the White House. Her argument, in part, is that Congress has no need to know what Mr. Obama does or why.

She continued, "There is no basis for such a broad request beyond a 'vast fishing expedition.'"

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


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; bho44; corruption; dncevasion; dncrico; obama; solyndra; typicaldnccorruption
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1 posted on 11/04/2011 2:12:08 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

This will be the most transparent administration in history!


2 posted on 11/04/2011 2:12:55 PM PDT by omega4179 (We can't wait! for the end of an error.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Richard Milhous Hussein gets his stonewall on.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 2:13:15 PM PDT by Argus
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To: therightliveswithus

You’re going to need a BIGGER boat.


4 posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:00 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: therightliveswithus

Impeach this piece of stinking trash.


5 posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: therightliveswithus

this fish is in a barrel with no place to go!


6 posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:33 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: therightliveswithus

But, but I thought when we won the House that we were going to get the truth out. This nation is a Banana Republic. The leftist do whatever they want & nobody will stop them.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 2:16:51 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: therightliveswithus

The “fishing expedition” objection is the last refuge of a truly frightened counsel who can’t find anything else for protection. I love it!


8 posted on 11/04/2011 2:17:43 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: therightliveswithus

So what does Congress do now, legally speaking?


9 posted on 11/04/2011 2:18:18 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: therightliveswithus

So what does Congress do now, legally speaking?


10 posted on 11/04/2011 2:18:19 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: therightliveswithus

“There is no basis for such a broad request beyond a ‘vast fishing expedition.’”

LMAO!...Avast ‘ye matey! Be prepared for boarding!


11 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:17 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Rummyfan

Well it is time for the silly season break


12 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:50 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Rummyfan

So what does Congress do now, legally speaking?

I wouldn’t object to public floggings....


13 posted on 11/04/2011 2:20:48 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: therightliveswithus
Congress has no need to know what Mr. Obama does or why.

The peoples business is none of our business.

14 posted on 11/04/2011 2:20:55 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: therightliveswithus
That response has GUILTY written in big block letters on its forehead.

15 posted on 11/04/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: therightliveswithus

Rejects?

I don’t think so.


16 posted on 11/04/2011 2:22:55 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: therightliveswithus
Her argument, in part, is that Congress has no need to know what Mr. Obama does or why. Oh, okay..................
17 posted on 11/04/2011 2:24:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: therightliveswithus
The Obama Administration has stated repeatedly that it did nothing wrong and would "not have changed" what he did if he had the chance.

Never have I seen more arrogance and disregard for the law than the current President exhibits in virtually everything he does. This Republic needs to shed itself of this carbuncle as quickly as possible.

18 posted on 11/04/2011 2:24:34 PM PDT by econjack
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To: Rummyfan

Can you say ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’?................I knew you could.....................


19 posted on 11/04/2011 2:25:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Rummyfan
"So what does Congress do now, legally speaking?"

They should start talkin' about Article II of the Constitution if they weren't all such a bunch of gutless cowards.

20 posted on 11/04/2011 2:26:01 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: therightliveswithus

“you have no standing”

none of those with the subpoenas worked for solyndra or its competitors.

case dismissed!


21 posted on 11/04/2011 2:26:47 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: therightliveswithus

as co equals in government... it is time to hammer down on the executive branch...

squeeze them until the czars fall from the sky...

start with the green czar.

under oath.

under threat of prosecution.

make it quick and painful.

t


22 posted on 11/04/2011 2:27:26 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: therightliveswithus

say it isn’t so...

herman cain cannot beat biden in 2012...

ugh...

we are doomed.

t


23 posted on 11/04/2011 2:29:21 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Argus

This should make for a GREAT show from The Great One...


24 posted on 11/04/2011 2:30:01 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Fishing expedition in a very well-stocked lake.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: therightliveswithus
Then what have you got to hide? If it were a fishing expedition Waxman would be issuing the subpoenas.

Pray for America

26 posted on 11/04/2011 2:32:48 PM PDT by bray (Hope and Change is Dead and Gone)
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To: Rummyfan

They go to a federal judge.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 2:34:37 PM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Is the White house getting all “weed up”?


28 posted on 11/04/2011 2:36:34 PM PDT by elephant
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To: therightliveswithus

Fishing expeditions can be quite successful when the pond is well stocked.


29 posted on 11/04/2011 2:36:50 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: therightliveswithus
White House Rejects Solyndra Subpoena; WH Says It's a "Fishing Expedition"

In a barrel, for bottom-dwelling scum suckers.

What's Obama's point?

30 posted on 11/04/2011 2:37:20 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: therightliveswithus
If I had an employee tell me that it is none of my business if I requested documentation on something they've done, guess what my response would be.
31 posted on 11/04/2011 2:38:06 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Chandalier

Who also can’t do jack.


32 posted on 11/04/2011 2:38:34 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: therightliveswithus

Huh?

“rejects” it?

ummm... you don’t say “no, thank you” to a subpoena. have this incompetant boob arrested


33 posted on 11/04/2011 2:38:54 PM PDT by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Seems like when the Dems had control, they always called their Bush fishing expeditions, “Oversight”.


34 posted on 11/04/2011 2:39:00 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: therightliveswithus

$500,000,000 in loans from the Obama Administration was a “significant intrusion” into TAXPAYER’S POCKETS, you A-HOLE!


35 posted on 11/04/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Red Badger

yes.

Constitutional crises, one after another and another.

From a supposed Constitutional lawyer, no less. The man is a walking crisis.

This has been the WH’s governing SOP.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 2:41:17 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Musical Chairs: Kathy Ruemmler from Latham Back to DOJ

Kathryn Ruemmler, a litigation partner at Latham & Watkins and an Enron prosecutor before that, has been picked to serve as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Obama Justice Department. That title is a mouthful, but lawyers inside the Beltway know it’s a Big Deal.

The revolving door between the DOJ and Latham swings again. Ruemmler has traded places with another fierce female litigator: Alice Fisher, who rejoined the firm after heading up the Criminal Division.

http://abovethelaw.com/2009/01/musical-chairs-kathy-ruemmler-from-latham-back-to-doj/


37 posted on 11/04/2011 2:43:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: therightliveswithus
Does this mean all criminals can now refuse subpoenas as long as they proclaim the subpoena to be a 'fishing expedition'? No officer, you can't search my home for drugs because it's a fishing expedition.

The lawyer in the oval office has no respect for law.

38 posted on 11/04/2011 2:46:20 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: kcvl
The whole House now Votes on the Subpoena.

Then Obama will make a stupid augment of executive privilege.

a judge will deny the White House claim.

39 posted on 11/04/2011 2:47:28 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: therightliveswithus

White House Counsel Kathryn H. Ruemmler shot back at House Energy & Commerce Republicans Friday, characterizing a subpoena the committee had approved along party lines Thursday as an “unreasonable burden on the President’s ability to meet his constitutional duties.”

Ruemmler didn’t invoke executive privilege, but chastised the Republican leaders of the House Energy & Committee and subcommittee for blowing her off and ploughing ahead with the subpoena that demands any and all documents relating to Solyndra (as opposed to specific documents that relate to oversight of the loan guarantee and communications between the White House and the Department of Energy.)

“I am disappointed and troubled that, despite our offer to work with the Committee on a more focused request that balances the important interests of both the Congress and the Executive Branch, the Committee decided to move forward with an overbroad subpoena that is unprecedented and unnecessary,” she wrote. The full letter is below.


40 posted on 11/04/2011 2:47:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: therightliveswithus
So WH 'rejects' this on basis that they say it is a 'fishing expedition?

OK, Congress. . .buck up/suit up and take Obama,Inc. ON; by whatever means available. . .

(Did someone die; when Obama was inaugurated and so make Obama King? Does he wear a crown in private? Is this President a 'King' in our White House closet? What???)

Obama, Inc. is engaged in overwhelming not just the 'system' per Alynsky; but determined to overwhelm the Executive Branch of Congress by it's sheer volume of criminal acts.

Mind boggling, really; the evil elves of Obama, Inc. work determinedly, slavishly. . .and we know; without conscience that would hinder their efforts/outcome.

And they do it on our dime dollar$.

41 posted on 11/04/2011 2:51:31 PM PDT by cricket (Stop the madness. . .restore America. Vote the KING out!)
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To: therightliveswithus

makes NO difference if it IS a fishing expedition or not.
It is a legal subpoena.
What would happen to YOU or I if we rejected a subpoena as a, “fishing expedition”???


42 posted on 11/04/2011 3:00:08 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish) Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt)
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To: therightliveswithus

The House committee should immediately subpoena individuals at the White House for their testimony, and if (when) they refuse to appear, cite them for contempt of congress, which just takes a majority vote in the House.

Once cited, the House then forwards those citations to the US Attorney for the District of Columbia (Ronald C. Machen Jr.), who is required by law to present the case to a grand jury to consider indictment.

The criminal offense of “contempt of Congress” sets the penalty at not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.

Now since the US Attorney effectively works for Obama, Obama could instruct him to not prosecute the case. At that point, congress could demand a special prosecutor outside of the executive branch chain of command.


43 posted on 11/04/2011 3:04:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Joe Boucher

“What would happen to YOU or I if we rejected a subpoena as a, “fishing expedition”???”

Flee the country?


44 posted on 11/04/2011 3:05:32 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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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

http://www.nachumlist.com/


45 posted on 11/04/2011 3:23:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

bump


46 posted on 11/04/2011 3:39:36 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: therightliveswithus
Half a billion is no joke, you AH King Obama and your communists Administration.
47 posted on 11/04/2011 3:43:09 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Godebert

That is what came to mind first. Gutless and not likely to challenge the dictator. There is no check and balance. We are toast.


48 posted on 11/04/2011 3:44:16 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Madness.

He's not even trying to pretend that we have three co-equal branches of government anymore.

Photobucket

49 posted on 11/04/2011 5:07:34 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: therightliveswithus

The Bamster is not just hooked, he has gaffed himself.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 5:42:33 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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