Skip to comments.Solyndra execs likely to testify on Hill next week
Posted on 09/13/2011 11:58:23 AM PDT by sunmars
Executives from solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which received over a half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the Obama administration before filing for bankruptcy last week, are in negotations with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to openly testify before Congress next week, according to Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., the chairman of the panel's subcomittee on oversight and investigations.
The company's president and chief executive, Brian Harrison, and W.G. Stover, Jr., its chief financial officer, were asked to testify as part of tomorrow's committee hearing on the questionable loans, which have embroiled the Obama administration in what Stearns deemed a "full-blown scandal." The company's offices were raided by the FBI last week.
Stearns, speaking to bloggers at the Heritage Foundation, said the executives called the committee staff yesterday and asked whether they would be allowed to delay their testimony until next week. If they were granted the additional time, they said they'd agree not to exercise their Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions.
Were a little flexible if theyll come next week and testify freely and openly and transparently," Stearns said. I cant say for sure, but most likely theyll come next week and I think it would be very worthwhile for them to speak transparently and without taking the Fifth.
Stearns said that the committee has a subpeona and could still force them to appear tomorrow, but he said it would be a "positive step" if they would actually answer questions.
Witnesses for tomorrow's hearing currently include Jeffrey Zients, deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Jonathan Silver, executive director of the Department of Energy's loans office.
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This is going to be interesting.
There, fixed it.
“Stearns said that the committee has a subpeona and could still force them to appear tomorrow, but he said it would be a “positive step” if they would actually answer questions.”
Geez. Wonder if they would be that nice to all the crooks? Or is this just for the ones who are screwing the public?
I don't remember.."
and of course..my all-time fave, from Clinton stooge Joshn Steiner..who testified (under oath) that he "lied to his diar..."
Seriously...the committee probably has the goods..so their bigger fear is NOT self-incrimination..but perjury.
All they need is for ONE individual to strike a deal to testify as to how this payoff went down (The Messiah and his Staff and how they were bought with donations, to have Tax Dollars handed to them).
Now that right there’s tagline material.
That’s the righteous, unmitigated truth!!!
Come on Pubbies, put them under oath and make them sweat. Get them to roll over on the White House. Where’s my bag o’popcorn.
Their “corporate jet” must be in the shop.
I’ve never used a tag-line, but I think I will take up your suggestion.
Bring on the Bumbling Bundler who bungled the investment and, was paid out first from the bankruptcy settlement ahead of US, and benefited beautifully.
they need the extra week to meet with Obama and Holder and get their stories straight
“they need the extra week to meet with Obama and Holder and get their stories straight”
Also, maybe the Admin/FBI/Justice will try to put them under a gag order. Supposedly everything in the raid is under seal.
Let me sum up the testimony
1) I do not recall.
2) I have no recollection of that meeting.
3) Obama was not involved, I never met with him, in fact, I have never even heard of him until you asked me this question ...
And one more:
(4) All I know about Solyndra is what I read in the newspapers.
now just imagine if we had a non biased , free and fair press.
I know I know bozo the clown would not have even been the Dem nominee let alone living in the white house.
Imagine if this had been a republican President though, the numbers for him would be in single digits
One lesson the corrupt Commies have learned well is to adamantly maintain a lying-through-their-teeth united front.
We need a cowardly little tattleworm POS like John Dean to bring down this house of cards.