Skip to comments.Solyndra execs to take 5th, refuse to testify before House panel (cluck.. cluck cluck..)
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.
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LightSquared, Solyndra, GunRunner .. what next? 8-]
You forgot the Black Panther ordeal.
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?
Hum... More smoke. Wonder where they are hiding the fire?
Good!! This will make them and the Obama administration look dirty as Hell.
This beats not testifying. I’m sure the GOP candidates are giddy.
..........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.
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?!?!?!
Give one of them immunity so he can rat on the others, and on the Obamites.
This will make some great political ads. Intersperse Obama’s glowing comments about Solyndra with the exec’s pleading the fifth.
You can bet that there are some interesting disclosures that are going to come out of this.
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
What’s the difference?
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!
Of course they’ll take the 5th - they might have to bring up the name BAMA.
>> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...........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.....
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.
What if your plane gets screwed up by bad GPS signals.... Kinda hard to say "I'm sorry".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’re right. I just scrolled over it. Looked like a NOAA storm bulletin.
go to prison for not talking
or be eliminated FOR talking...