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Solyndra execs to take 5th, refuse to testify before House panel (cluck.. cluck cluck..)
Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/20/11 | Stuart Pfeifer

Posted on 09/20/2011 1:52:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Solyndra Inc.'s chief executive officer and chief financial officer will invoke their 5th Amendment rights and not answer questions during a Friday hearing before a House investigative committee, their attorneys said.

Attorneys for Solyndra Chief Executive Brian Harrison and W.G. "Bill" Stover, the company's chief financial officer, sent letters to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's investigative subcommittee Tuesday saying the two executives would not answer any questions during the hearing.

"I have advised Mr. Harrison that he should decline to answer questions put to him by this subcommittee based on his rights under the Fifth Amendment," Harrison's attorney, Walter F. Brown Jr., said in a letter to Rep. Clifford B. Stearns (R-Fla.), the committee's chairman, and Rep. Diane DeGette (D-Colo.).

"This is not a decision arrived at lightly, but it is a decision dictated by current circumstances," Brown said in the letter.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 5th; dnccorruption; dncevasion; dncperjury; dncrico; refuse; solyndra; testify
a little piling on is in order .. Gotta make hay while the sun is shining.

LightSquared, Solyndra, GunRunner .. what next? 8-]

1 posted on 09/20/2011 1:53:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

You forgot the Black Panther ordeal.


2 posted on 09/20/2011 1:55:13 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good news, but doesn’t this sound better than,

“Fast & Furious guns kill two HUNDRED poor, brown Mexicans...”

Cuz THAT is what the news is today that they’ve decided not to cover.

See how much better THIS sounds, now? See?


3 posted on 09/20/2011 1:58:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: NormsRevenge

Hum... More smoke. Wonder where they are hiding the fire?


4 posted on 09/20/2011 1:58:22 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good!! This will make them and the Obama administration look dirty as Hell.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 1:58:46 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This beats not testifying. I’m sure the GOP candidates are giddy.


6 posted on 09/20/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Danae

..........under Obama’s and Holder’s watch, 50 something million in cash disappears in Afghanistan, 550 million in cash is up in smoke at Solyndra, Holder’s gun packing federal agents go out “very swiftly” and confiscate all the evidence...............

duuh..............anybody getting nervous!?

.........tens of millions of dollars could be finding it’s way into accounts that only Obama himself can access some day.............all this orchestrated by the same people that put him in office in the first place. They know how to do it.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 2:05:01 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Good!! This will make them and the Obama administration look dirty as Hell.

Yes indeed it does make their ties to Obama appear to be less than prudent. I wonder if they are under pressure, from the regime, to deny deny deny; while at the same time they know that the shady connections will come to light in time. If they deny, then they face perjury charges in the future as opposed to just looking like scum. Makes you wonder?!?!?!

8 posted on 09/20/2011 2:05:24 PM PDT by RobertClark (Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Give one of them immunity so he can rat on the others, and on the Obamites.


9 posted on 09/20/2011 2:05:45 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: NormsRevenge

This will make some great political ads. Intersperse Obama’s glowing comments about Solyndra with the exec’s pleading the fifth.


10 posted on 09/20/2011 2:06:54 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
This is the kind of behavior you typically associate with Mob Bosses and Drug Kingpins, not Silicone Valley VCs.

You can bet that there are some interesting disclosures that are going to come out of this.

11 posted on 09/20/2011 2:07:08 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: NormsRevenge

According to MSNBC, these are all non-scandals, just republicans trying to make them one when Barry’s regime is the most corrupt in history


12 posted on 09/20/2011 2:07:59 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: rdcbn

What’s the difference?


13 posted on 09/20/2011 2:08:33 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Solyndra execs to take 5th, refuse to testify before House panel (cluck.. cluck cluck..) "

Actually for them iot is a smart move. Obama has no qualms about throwing them under the bus. BTW I hope obama's bus has fourwheel drive and high clearance. The pile of bodies under there is getting quite large indeed!

14 posted on 09/20/2011 2:10:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course they’ll take the 5th - they might have to bring up the name BAMA.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 2:10:19 PM PDT by wesagain
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To: NormsRevenge

>> Solyndra Inc.’s chief executive officer and chief financial officer will invoke their 5th Amendment rights and not answer questions

Fine. Force them to attend the hearing and put them on the stand anyway. Use the time to beat the hell out of them (and the administration). Ask them undending “have you stopped beating your wife” style questions. Pontificate. Keep them on the stand without a potty break until they soil their Brooks Brothers suits.


16 posted on 09/20/2011 2:12:26 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Martha Stewart served hard time for FAR less than this. Barry and Slow-Joe have their fingerprints all over this insider trading fiasco.

17 posted on 09/20/2011 2:13:14 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
This beats not testifying. I’m sure the GOP candidates are giddy.

Oh how I wish the GOP would learn to use PR like the RATS do. Obama out there just spewing lie after lie yesterday and today we have the libs bragging about what a good speech their "speechifier-in-cheif" gave to the masses yesterday.
Buffett tax: Obama gets tough? , By Robert Reich , Guest blogger / September 19, 2011

A Tax Plan to Rally Around: The Buffett Rule

Where is today's speech from our National Clown?
18 posted on 09/20/2011 2:14:07 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nervous Tick

yes yes yes. You get it my friend. We need hearings hearings hearings on this and everything. They hate the light shined on them and will crack.


19 posted on 09/20/2011 2:14:58 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Signalman

Someone is going to turn and drop the dime for fear of going to prison. When that many people are involved, it’s bound to happen.


20 posted on 09/20/2011 2:16:09 PM PDT by RC2
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To: All

it’s a deal. “Keep your mouths shut and I give you a pardon in 2013, as the secret service has to rip the pen from my cramped hand and empty the silverware from Moochell’s coat pockets while escorting us from the white house on the day of the inauguration.”
this guy will be signing stacks of pardons in the grandstand as the new president is sworn in.. if he even leaves.


21 posted on 09/20/2011 2:17:29 PM PDT by newnhdad
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To: NormsRevenge

Contempt of Congress - If Issa has the courage to start doing it. While these people are safe as long as Obama is President, things could change drastically for them in 2013.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 2:17:40 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: NormsRevenge
The Fifth Amendment was meant to prevent people from being forced to incriminate themselves in a crime.

It is not meant for them to "roll over one more time" and hide behind to prevent incriminating others in a crime.

The Solyndra executives are between the horns of a dilemma. By taking the 5th, they are implying that their testimony is self-incriminating, meaning that it will be up to Congress to find the incriminating evidence some other way.

They are going to be Obama's Webb Hubbell. They will take the heat to protect Obama.

-PJ

23 posted on 09/20/2011 2:18:39 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

They’ll have to go after a 2nd or 3rd tier employee to rat out the ones at the top, and/or as I stated previously, grant immunity to one or more of the top employees.


24 posted on 09/20/2011 2:22:12 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Cen-Tejas
With numerous S.S. #'s, and all his aliases, there is no doubt in my mind that he has been stealing, aka under the table kickbacks. There is just too much going on.

Of course, I also believe he has so many involved in this, that he has already designated some unsuspecting someone to be the Fall GUY.

And as most crooks, while we are looking at all this, he already has another lined up to pilfer.

25 posted on 09/20/2011 2:24:30 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: NormsRevenge

26 posted on 09/20/2011 2:29:46 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Political Junkie Too

The Solyndra executives are between the horns of a dilemma.

They know the consequences either way. They are under criminal investigation, sooner or later, they’ll either sing or go the way of Enron execs.


27 posted on 09/20/2011 2:36:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: annieokie

...........AND ALL THIS HAS BEEN, AND CONTINUES TO BE, BEING ENABLED BY THE MSM, SCOTUS, HOUSE MEMBERS AND SENATE IN DEFIANCE OF THE WILL OF MILLIONS JUST BECAUSE THE MAN IS “HALF” BLACK..............THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE !!!

...........A WHITE MAN (LIKE POOR OLD NIXON) WOULD LONG SINCE BEEN HOUNDED OUT OF OFFICE !!!

BUT, MY GOD, IF THAT HAD HAPPENED, WE WOULD HAVE INHERITED STROKE JOE OR HIDEOUSLY UGLY AND CORRUPT NAN...........JEEZ! MEANWHILE, WHILE THE HOUSE IS BURNING, THE TALK SHOWS THAT I WILL EVEN WATCH DRONE ON.....


28 posted on 09/20/2011 2:42:58 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Enterprise
They have the right to take the Fifth - it's not contempt of Congress.

Any lawyer would have given that advice. The criminal investigation is very preliminary and this would give the prosecutors discovery they aren't entitled to.

Sure looks bad, though.

29 posted on 09/20/2011 2:52:59 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Perhaps there will be Joseph Valachi among the Solyndra mob...


30 posted on 09/20/2011 3:05:07 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: colorado tanker
Bad indeed....now look at the LightSquared (Skyterra Communicaitons) deal!

What if your plane gets screwed up by bad GPS signals.... Kinda hard to say "I'm sorry".

31 posted on 09/20/2011 3:05:33 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: colorado tanker

Then make them personally appear and invoke the 5th.


32 posted on 09/20/2011 3:10:51 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
Then make them personally appear and invoke the 5th.

They could do that, although the prosecutors might not want them to because it could lose them jurors they might want available. It also could backfire by creating sympathy for them. A lot of people still remember McCarthy forcing witnesses to publicly take the Fifth.

33 posted on 09/20/2011 3:19:02 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: pointsal

I am dead set against all those deals where the government was acting as a venture capital investor. It opens the door to just the kind of abuses we’ve seen at these two companies. If they can’t raise private capital, they probably don’t look like they’ll develop a profitable business and shouldn’t be funded in the first place.


34 posted on 09/20/2011 3:25:59 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Signalman
They’ll have to go after a 2nd or 3rd tier employee to rat out the ones at the top

Unfortunately the "they" in this case is the Obama Administration. Congress would have to find a reason to hold hearings and then show more b@lls than they have regarding Obama's questionable past.

ML/NJ

35 posted on 09/20/2011 3:35:07 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Cen-Tejas
"""""BECAUSE THE MAN IS “HALF” BLACK..............THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE !!!"""""

Exactly right, but may I make one correction? "Because the BOY" is half black.

That is his TICKET to do any damn thing he wants to, nobody will touch that MULOTTO BOY, and he knows it. NO ONE.

Those that have voted for him deserve anything and everything they are enduring right now, and I hope it is their HELL on earth. Problem is they drug all the rest of us down with them, and leave us to clean up the PIG STYE.

36 posted on 09/20/2011 4:19:34 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m not mad at them. If there was criminal wrongdoing, it’s in their best interests to shut up, lawyer up, and prepare a legal defense — because you know the higher-ups at both Solyndra and the White House are conferring on who’s going to take the fall.


37 posted on 09/20/2011 4:39:39 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Cen-Tejas
.tens of millions of dollars could be finding it’s way into accounts that only Obama himself can access some day.

Learned presidential politics well from Bill and Hillary Clinton.
38 posted on 09/20/2011 6:24:47 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Cen-Tejas
Good points, but did anyone ever tell you how rude it is to use ALL CAPS? In fact it is rather annoying and most will not even read your posts.

Just sayin'...
39 posted on 09/20/2011 6:35:54 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: gaijin

BINGO!


40 posted on 09/21/2011 4:12:59 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: JSteff

You’re right. I just scrolled over it. Looked like a NOAA storm bulletin.


41 posted on 09/21/2011 4:26:49 AM PDT by abishai
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To: RC2

Let’s see,
go to prison for not talking
or be eliminated FOR talking...


42 posted on 09/21/2011 5:13:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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