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Emails: Obama White House Monitored Huge Loan to 'Connected' Firm (Solyndra)
ABC News ^ | 09/13/11 | MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , and RONNIE GREENE

Posted on 09/13/2011 6:11:45 PM PDT by MissesBush

Newly uncovered emails show the White House closely monitored the Energy Department's deliberations over a $535 million government loan to Solyndra, the politically-connected solar energy firm that recently went bankrupt and is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

The company's solar panel factory was heralded as a centerpiece of the president's green energy plan -- billed as a way to jump start a promising new industry. And internal emails uncovered by investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee that were shared exclusively with ABC News show the Obama administration was keenly monitoring the progress of the loan, even as analysts were voicing serious concerns about the risk involved. "This deal is NOT ready for prime time," one White House budget analyst wrote in a March 10, 2009 email, nine days before the administration formally announced the loan.

"If you guys think this is a bad idea, I need to unwind the W[est] W[ing] QUICKLY," wrote Ronald A. Klain, who was chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, in another email sent March 7, 2009. The "West Wing" is the portion of the White House complex that holds the offices of the president and his top staffers. Klain declined comment to ABC News.

Beginning in March, ABC News, in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News, was first to report on simmering questions about the role political influence may have played in Solyndra's selection as the Obama administration's first loan guarantee recipient. Federal auditors had flagged the loan, saying some applicants had benefitted from special treatment.

The emails were uncovered by investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which will hold hearings on the Solyndra loan Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Knock me over with a feather---the media is actually covering an Obama scandal.
1 posted on 09/13/2011 6:11:51 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

Dont kid yourself, the only email they report is one that they second guess the loan.


2 posted on 09/13/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: MissesBush

Nothing to see here. Move along, move along.

Please refer to a far, far more severe felony - erasing 7 minutes of tape.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: MissesBush

Pretty hard to hide “everything” these days...Perhaps Obama should have called in an expert...Mr. Burgler himself...PANTS!!!


4 posted on 09/13/2011 6:15:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MissesBush

The media knows Obama is DOA for ‘12. So they need to take him out on a scandal (and insert Clinton) before it’s not too late.


5 posted on 09/13/2011 6:16:40 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: DainBramage
the only email they report is one that they second guess the loan

I actually think that makes this situation worse, that there were red flags various officials recognized and called attention to yet Obama went full steam ahead to push the loan for this loser company.

6 posted on 09/13/2011 6:17:02 PM PDT by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: DainBramage
the only email they report is one that they second guess the loan

I actually think that makes this situation worse, that there were red flags various officials recognized and called attention to yet Obama went full steam ahead to push the loan for this loser company.

7 posted on 09/13/2011 6:17:07 PM PDT by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: Da Coyote
...declined comment...

...Means, "I dinit do nuttin"!!!

8 posted on 09/13/2011 6:19:47 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: MissesBush
MissesBush wrote:
Knock me over with a feather---the media is actually covering an Obama scandal.
Yeah, this is surprising.

It probably means that the FBI has every "smoking gun" document locked up in an "ongoing active investigation" and is shredding or incinerating anything they found.

The Won and his minions have obviously told the Propaganda Ministry that they can cover this. There's no evidence left for Issa or Upton or any other Congressional committee to see.

9 posted on 09/13/2011 6:21:12 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: MissesBush

And the MSM Gergan/Maddow defend Obama by bashing the tea party!Fast and Furious and now this.Imagine this and fast under Bush; it would have the media calling for heads so why they got in the huffy over the ‘Bernake ‘treason’ thing is beyond me. How many times did the say treason and Bush?


10 posted on 09/13/2011 6:21:13 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: MissesBush

The point was dont get excited that media is reporting this...the only email they reported showed a hesitation to do it.


11 posted on 09/13/2011 6:22:05 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: MissesBush

Obamunist bump for later.........


12 posted on 09/13/2011 6:23:40 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: MissesBush

Bump


13 posted on 09/13/2011 6:24:02 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: MissesBush
billed as a way to jump start a promising new industry

Hilarious, since it's neither.

14 posted on 09/13/2011 6:26:07 PM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: MindBender26

FYI ping.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 6:26:42 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: DainBramage

Don’t be so quick to assume the MSM will be protecting Obama here. There’s a big chunk of it that wants to Move On to Hillary. How convenient it would be to avoid the primary fight...


16 posted on 09/13/2011 6:27:50 PM PDT by Lemon Curry
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To: MissesBush

Crony captialism! I would love to nail every single politicans who gets money from corporations or wealth individauls like Soros and then funnels money back to them in policy and leglislation. It’s called conflict of interest and we need to make them shake in their boots when they want to pay back their money bunnies with the US Treasury.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 6:31:44 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cc2k
It probably means that the FBI has every "smoking gun" document locked up in an "ongoing active investigation" and is shredding or incinerating anything they found.

No doubt.

Does anyone know what the justification is for a 'criminal investigation'? Companies go bankrupt every day. Not all get the full fledged interest of the FBI and the Justice Department. I too smell a skunk.

18 posted on 09/13/2011 6:32:13 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Lemon Curry

Hilary already says no. Obama is on his own.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 6:33:09 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: MissesBush
Knock me over with a feather---the media is actually covering an Obama scandal.

It's not really a scandal until they put the GATE suffix at the end. So, what do we call this one:
SolarGate
SolyndraGate
SunGate

20 posted on 09/13/2011 6:33:33 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: MissesBush

The ONLY hope for the democraps in 2012 is to dump Obama, replace him wih HilLIARy, let her claim to want to dismantle obmacare as ‘faulty legislation’ and criticize the republicans if they select Srah Palin to run against her as ‘copycats running a woman against a woman...

Actually- that IS their only hope... dont anyone tell them


21 posted on 09/13/2011 6:34:59 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

GreenGate?


22 posted on 09/13/2011 6:36:41 PM PDT by milagro
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To: MissesBush

C’mon Issa, trap these Rats.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: nhwingut
The media knows Obama is DOA for ‘12. So they need to take him out on a scandal (and insert Clinton) before it’s not too late.

I think you are right. A lot of Dems are figuring out that when Obama goes down he is going to go down hard. And he will take a lot of Senators and Congressman go down with him. When we see Fast and Furious and Porkulus corruption going mainstream it is a sure sign the Dem sharks smell blood in the water and are closing in.

24 posted on 09/13/2011 6:37:20 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: MissesBush

The media has packed its seabag so much for Barry, that some of the BS is bound to spill out - it’s just too much even for the most rabid cheerleaders to handle. (I like mixed metaphors.)


25 posted on 09/13/2011 6:37:30 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

SubjuGate


26 posted on 09/13/2011 6:38:16 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: DainBramage

Of course she says no. How could she say otherwise right now? Don’t underestimate the left’s desire to win.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 6:38:17 PM PDT by Lemon Curry
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To: nhwingut; All

In all fairness Clinton’s big scandal was that he like to screw interns. Obama’s scandals is much more serious..


28 posted on 09/13/2011 6:38:20 PM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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To: MissesBush
Apparently the libtard moron apparatchiks that skulk about DC sucking up tax dollars extorted by the IRS at gunpoint are too lazy to get off their fat asses and discuss their concerns face to face withe their fellow communist conspirators.

Degenerate socialist crooks ought to be set adrift on an iceberg.

The muzzie in chief from Kenya can steer.

29 posted on 09/13/2011 6:43:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

How about Greengate? Oh but the media would NEVER pair the sacred word “green” with anything unseemly! So we’ll just go with PieInTheSkyBelievingAnyoneCanAffordSolarPanelsinObama’sCrappyEconomyMuchLessEvenWanttheUglyDamnedThingsonTheirRoofsGate


30 posted on 09/13/2011 6:45:44 PM PDT by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

How about Greengate? Oh but the media would NEVER pair the sacred word “green” with anything unseemly! So we’ll just go with PieInTheSkyBelievingAnyoneCanAffordSolarPanelsinObama’sCrappyEconomyMuchLessEvenWanttheUglyDamnedThingsonTheirRoofsGate


31 posted on 09/13/2011 6:45:56 PM PDT by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: Rome2000
"If you guys think this is a bad idea, I need to unwind the W[est] W[ing] QUICKLY," wrote Ronald A. Klain, who was chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, in another email sent March 7, 2009.

Green jobs, orange jumpsuits.

32 posted on 09/13/2011 6:46:15 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: MissesBush

does this country have the counter-political correctness

skills to impeach a black “intelligent” president?


33 posted on 09/13/2011 6:50:26 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: KevinDavis
In all fairness Clinton’s big scandal was that he like to screw interns.

No thanks to Special Prosecutor Ken Starr for having people think this today.

Have you forgotten the more than 60 suspicious (single car accidents, suicides, etc) deaths of people closely connected to Clinton? Have you forgotten all the Chinese funny money and the more than 100 who plead the fifth by having their lawyers write letters to inform the committees that had subpoenaed them? The stupid Republicans didn't bother to require them to come in and thus have the best all-time video collage of Dem operatives and contributors raising their right hand and pleading the fifth publicly. There is so much more. There are probably many archived threads on Clinton and his horrow stories.

34 posted on 09/13/2011 6:51:40 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: SaraJohnson

Yes ma’am! I’m with you on that.


35 posted on 09/13/2011 6:53:39 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: MissesBush
It's like they didn't even try to hide their money laundering.

One hand turnaround? That's just ghetto.

36 posted on 09/13/2011 7:04:01 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: DainBramage

The Diane Sawyer report tonight ended with “but these sorts of loans can be quite risky”. End of story. It’ll all disappear down the old memory hold in a day or two. Now, if it were “Bush”, it would be rehashed every hour on the hour. - Did Obama or any other Democrats get any kickback in the way of campaign funds? (We’s being cuckolded, guys!)


37 posted on 09/13/2011 7:08:26 PM PDT by Twinkie (For God (the Father) so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son .. John 3:16)
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To: MissesBush
ABC has been stepping up lately and for that I give them kudos.

Well done.

38 posted on 09/13/2011 7:08:30 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: KevinDavis
Not to mention his Ark Gov daze of selling prisoner AIDS blood to the Canadians.

The death toll of that is staggering and ongoing.


That there Billy Jeff is one evil sumbeach, and his little dawg too!

39 posted on 09/13/2011 7:09:30 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: KevinDavis

Clinton was screwing more than just interns. . .but it is a testament of how bad Obama is. . in that he is able to make us wax for the good ol days of Clinton and his much nicer brand of treason.


40 posted on 09/13/2011 7:10:12 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: MissesBush

Bet me a burger that Van Jones is in this up to his Pinko Commie eyeballs....


41 posted on 09/13/2011 7:22:50 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: KevinDavis

“In all fairness Clinton’s big scandal was that he like to screw interns.”

Bought the Kool Aide huh?

Clinton’s big scandal was that he lied under oath in a civil rights case. Lying under oath is a “High Crime” (felony) and cause for both impeachment and removal from office. Cut the Dem spin will ya!


42 posted on 09/13/2011 7:55:52 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Ursus Arctos Horribilis......got my GRRRRR on!)
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To: MissesBush
They also need to investigate the General Contractor who built the facility, RUDOLPH & SLETTEN.

They are a bundler for Obama!

This President has been a President of Pay Back.

43 posted on 09/13/2011 8:02:25 PM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: SERKIT

“rabid cheerleaders”

Love the image that elicits. Too bad Robert Crumb is retired; I think he’d be the perfect person to draw the perfect picture of a group of “rabid cheerleaders”!


44 posted on 09/13/2011 8:07:43 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nhwingut

The media knows Obama is DOA for ‘12. So they need to take him out on a scandal (and insert Clinton) before it’s not too late.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bingo!


45 posted on 09/13/2011 8:07:43 PM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MissesBush.


46 posted on 09/13/2011 8:17:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Now that is funny!


47 posted on 09/13/2011 8:28:24 PM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: MissesBush

There’s going to be all kinds of stuff that will be uncovered once we kick Whats-his-face out next year November. This is merely the tip of the iceberg.


48 posted on 09/13/2011 9:31:10 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: cc2k
It probably means that the FBI has every "smoking gun" document locked up in an "ongoing active investigation" and is shredding or incinerating anything they found.

Exactly what I thought after that immediate raid. Team Obama has laid the groundwork for "nothing to see here - time to move on." This and Fast and Furious are way, way beyond "Iran Contra" but Team Obama is counting on the mainstream media ultimately having their back.
49 posted on 09/13/2011 9:47:35 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: DainBramage

I read a WaPo article tonight where there are more emails given, and the administration is basically goading OMB to approve the loan over the objections of that office.


50 posted on 09/13/2011 9:49:21 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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