Skip to comments.LightSquared: The next Obama pay-for-play morass?
Posted on 09/17/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT by EagleUSA
When it rains, it pours. And there aint a big enough umbrella for all President Obamas cronies and fixers to crowd under these days.
While the Solyndra BGB (big green boondoggle) continues to blow up on Capitol Hill, the White House faces another pay-for-play backlash this time from his own left flank.
The liberal Daily Beast reports on a broadband project backed by a frequent Obama White House visitor and donor that has Pentagon officials concerned over potential military GPS interference. The Obama FCC took the lead in intervening on the donor, billionaire hedge fund manster Philip Falcones, behalf and granting his company called LightSquared one of those coveted Obama waivers from existing law. Then Obama officials reportedly pressured a general to alter his testimony about the companys impact on military satellite transmissions.
In a nutshell:
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
The law and government procedure, checks and balances be damned.
This and the Solar Scam should be the focus of special prosecutors. It should be the focus of the campaign instead of just a toss away news item unworthy of comment by the candidates. Stop eating your own, GOP, and go after Obama blood in the water.
Pay for play is Federal time. A lot of New Mexico politicos spent time in the Federal pen because of pay for play: Senate leader Manny Aragon, Treasurer Robert Vigil, and others, and hopefully soon Gov Bill Richardson and Att. Gen. Patricia Madrid.
There needs to be similar perp walks in Washington.
Here’s why I’m fed up with Republicans in Washington. Why on earth is no one looking into these “King’s decree” of permission to ignore laws the rest of us have to abide by? Executive Orders are bad in so many ways, but an essential EO giving a pass to King’s favorites is so unconstitutional and no one cares.
And let’s not forget the biggest Friend of Barack to get special favors from this administration: the UAW.
I just bet this was done to help Lightsquare:
I did not read all of MM article, but The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers bought substancial stock in SkyTerra Communications early on.
I have two modest proposals:
1. Ban ALL federal loans and grants, as well as earmarks, to significant contributors and relatives of Congressman and senior members of the executive branch; and
2. Provide that the assets of any person who is or was a senior officer of a bank during a period of failed risk incurrence, which bank is bailed out because it is deemed too big to fail, are forfeited to the federal government.
Wow! That looks like a good article! Thanks for the info.
I want the entire Obama camping trip investigated. Promises of reparations for slavery are at the bottom of all this.
Cherio and all, in searching for that article I uncovered this with links to dozens of stories on this:
Lets just for argument sake say there were no improprieties involved in this decision. In that case the FCC under Barrack Obama has made one of the most bone headed, incomprehensibly stupid decision in recent memory.
I think I understand why the republicans have been on the sidelines while this plays out. If your enemy is shooting himself stay out of it. This way the republicans finger prints aren’t on any of the reporting or statement. This deprives the dems of saying..oh this is just a republican conspired thing. Good move so far.
Didnt Former Congressman Randall “Duke” Cunningham,Former Navy fighter Pilot and Vietnam Ace,go to Prison for Taking Money or Corruption simmilar to these Solyndra and Light Squared Issues?
Not really. Not in terms of his position, its scale and scope, and how this thing plays out.
This could make Solyndra look like a pat on the back.
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