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Solyndra execs likely to testify on Hill next week
washington examiner ^ | washington examiner

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.

“We’re a little flexible if they’ll come next week and testify freely and openly and transparently," Stearns said. “I can’t say for sure, but most likely they’ll 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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Popcorn....not taking the fifth?

This is going to be interesting.

1 posted on 09/13/2011 11:58:27 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: 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 ...

There, fixed it.

2 posted on 09/13/2011 12:04:47 PM PDT by keat
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To: sunmars

“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?


3 posted on 09/13/2011 12:07:19 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: sunmars
"I can't recall"

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.

4 posted on 09/13/2011 12:10:58 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: sunmars

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).


5 posted on 09/13/2011 12:11:22 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: sunmars
Solyndra & Project Gunrunner would be enough to impeach any White President !!
6 posted on 09/13/2011 12:15:45 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ken5050
"That may have occurred, I may have said that, but I have no memory of the event."
7 posted on 09/13/2011 12:18:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Now that right there’s tagline material.

Preach it!


8 posted on 09/13/2011 12:18:52 PM PDT by HKMk23 (YHVH NEVER PLAYS DEFENSE)
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To: TexasCajun; Grampa Dave

That’s the righteous, unmitigated truth!!!


9 posted on 09/13/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: sunmars

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.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 12:30:16 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: sunmars

Their “corporate jet” must be in the shop.


11 posted on 09/13/2011 12:33:17 PM PDT by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
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To: HKMk23

I’ve never used a tag-line, but I think I will take up your suggestion.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 12:34:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Solyndra & Project Gunrunner would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: sunmars

Bring on the Bumbling Bundler who bungled the investment and, was paid out first from the bankruptcy settlement ahead of US, and benefited beautifully.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 12:41:14 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: sunmars
"Witnesses Co-conspirators 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."

Fixed.

14 posted on 09/13/2011 12:43:25 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: sunmars

they need the extra week to meet with Obama and Holder and get their stories straight


15 posted on 09/13/2011 1:21:08 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“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.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 1:31:48 PM PDT by navydad
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To: sunmars

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 ...


17 posted on 09/13/2011 1:38:18 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian
Let me sum up the testimony

And one more:

(4) All I know about Solyndra is what I read in the newspapers.

18 posted on 09/13/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: sunmars

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


19 posted on 09/13/2011 2:17:54 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he is socially liberal, another phony conservative,1man +1 woman=marriage)
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To: sunmars

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.


20 posted on 09/13/2011 2:21:29 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Scythian
" Obama was not involved, I never met with him, in fact, I have never even heard of him until you asked me this question "

Senator so and so : If you never heard of Obama, why then were you at the White House ? we have evidence you were at the white house and now you tell us you never heard of Obama ?
21 posted on 09/13/2011 2:53:48 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: sunmars

The Global Warming Hoax Scam Den of thieves.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 2:56:24 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: sunmars


23 posted on 09/13/2011 2:59:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: sunmars

Just like fast and furious the ones that do tell the truth and refuse to go to jail for Obama will be fired...oh wait Obama can’t control that.All the other Obama butt kissers will get homes in Bora Bora.


24 posted on 09/13/2011 3:26:35 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: sunmars
Sorry for being cynical, but I am not believing that half a billion dollars was given to this company and all of it went to operational/business costs. These "exec's" are well to do now or at the very least doing far better than the average freeper at this point. Does anyone REALLY think they will be falling on any swords here? Thick as thieves they are, the whole rotten bunch of them.

/Is it any wonder why I want my kids to expatriate? They have NO SAY in this wild spending/debt no matter my vote; this isn't their responsibility.

25 posted on 09/13/2011 4:07:51 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: sunmars
This is going to be interesting.

It'll be about as interesting as was the investigation into the Lockerbie bomber deal.

26 posted on 09/13/2011 4:10:01 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: sunmars

"Solyndra is leading the way"...
on my bullet train to bankruptcy. On purpose.

27 posted on 09/13/2011 4:24:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: sunmars

(Bloomberg) — Solyndra LLC Chief Executive Officer Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer Bill Stover have postponed their previously scheduled congressional testimony

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/75356766/

watch out, the chicago way is coming


28 posted on 09/13/2011 4:29:00 PM PDT by tomd2
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To: sunmars

There is $407 million that cannot be accounted for. I’ll bet it went to the Rat investors so they wouldn’t lose their money.


29 posted on 09/13/2011 6:30:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sunmars.


30 posted on 09/13/2011 6:54:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Scythian
"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 ..."

Really, really killing me here!

31 posted on 09/14/2011 2:44:00 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (Obamanists think they can make socialism work this time. Europe...still there?)
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To: sunmars

The impeachment train has left the station . . .


32 posted on 09/14/2011 9:23:26 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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