Skip to comments.Solyndra execs refuse to testify at House hearing
Posted on 09/23/2011 7:55:10 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
WASHINGTON (KGO) -- Two top executives at bankrupt Solyndra have invoked their Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions at a House hearing Friday.
The Solyndra executives have sent letters to the House Energy and Commerce committee, saying they will invoke their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.
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Maybe they thought they’d try this tactic because it worked so well for G. Gordon Liddy back in the 1970s.
The REPUBs should calculate how many taxpayers we have in the US and then calculate how that 500 million plus would distribute back to those hwo were forced to give that money. and keep hammering how each taxpayer should get back ...$ from that terrible RAT-driven company-government deal.
Simply put, they owe us.
The New York Times article on this is good.(shocking as it may be)
Names to watch with dirty hands...Pelosi and Jarrett.
popcorn futures are one of the few things up in the market this week ;-)
Back in the days when there was more character and honor of party and country; people resigned but not Obama radical thugs.They will plead the fifth and ruin the country they don’t care.They are seemingly above the law with the DOJ protecting them and not this country.
Do you have a link? Thanks.
Let’s be fair. Regardless of what this Committee needs and deserves to know, these two men are facing possible criminal indictments, not to mention being scapegoated by the Regime and DOE. The FBI just raided their offices and carried off anything and everything that they thought pertained to the case so these two men do not even have access to their own records.
Like it or not, the 5th Amendment exists for exactly this purpose, and since neither of these men have been charged with, tried for, or convicted of any charge whatsoever, and all we know about this case for certain is what the Media has reported about it, and since there is little if any factual evidence even available at this point, these two men are entitled to plead the 5th, and would in fact be insane not to do so.
There are somewhere around 140 million taxpayers in the USA.
A real number is difficult to determine because so many who file don't actually owe taxes in a given year and quite a large number actually get money from the EOTC.
So the cost to each real taxpayer might be about $4.00 each.
Yes but you are basing your assessment on the mere fact that the FBI is acting non biased and not for Obama.How are we to know docs were not destroyed to cover up?Fast and Furious has shown a lot of departmental corruption.
You’re sadly so correct.look at fast and furious.What do you do when you are a whistle blower seeking a witness protection program from the same department (s) that runs it?
Sorry, should have included it..
I agree with you, I would never testify before a congressional investigation hearing. Who in their right mind would. In fact, I would never testify before any investigation without the advise of an attorney.
Two top executives at bankrupt Solyndra have invoked their Fifth Amendment rights.....
Ha! Ha! Ha!.....I’ll bet they have!....A little C.Y.A. for Obama?
I’m surprised none of the “suits” at Solyndra have been reported missing.
Roger Clemens? Mark McGuire?
No, I based my remarks upon the protections against self-incrimination that the United States Constitution requires for any American Citizen who is accused of a crime.
Again from the top, with emphasis: These men have not yet been accused of anything formally, and are entitled to a fair trial, and freedom from self-incrimination.
To my knowledge, neither of these men works for the FBI, Justice Department or the Obama Administration, so I am not at all sure how your comments even apply here. The subject is the use of 5th Amendment....
Wow.The first paragraph! How can Obama deny? How sickening they used flags for a photo op.The way I look at it is Obama is political toast.He has tried racial tensions,riots,inciting Hoffa to declare war on American people.None of it worked.I heard some dem strategist on TV say out loud they wished Obama would fire everybody then take the reins.Holder and many others should have been fired long ago.If these men pleading the fifth get offered immunity for testimony Obama only move remaining will be to fire everyone.He won’t because he is too wrapped up in the mob tactics of his entire cabinet and departmental heads he will go to an impeachment trial at the very least.
So thanks to Obama it is OBAMA ADMIN Vs. America.
“Im surprised none of the suits at Solyndra have been reported missing.”
Or have become victims of “suicide” with three shots to the back of the head, as when the Clinton Mafia was in full force.
The Solyndra money probably spend 24 hours or less in an actual Solyndra account. Then it was moved to the execs’ personal accounts, where it may have remained. Or, it possibly moved offshore then for laundering to re-appear in Obama’s personal pocket or his campaign coffers. There’s a reason FBI removed the computers from homes as well as offices.
Invoking the 5th is almost, and can be better than testimony.
“Mr._______did you contribute a million dollars to the Obama campaign?”
“I refuse to answer.........”
Pretty much answers the question.
Didn’t work out too well for Clemens.
..... When the Kha-Kha hits the fan I bet the president will take the high road and announce HE ordered an investigation into Solyndra!!! Then there will be an ongoing investigation that will ironically last all the way through his next term.
Exactly. And if the FBI lost/shred evidence because of a horrible mistake because the janitor took the wrong garbage pail to the incinerator, gosh darnit. Then all pleading the fifth is ideal in what Obama/Holder do best; obstruction..
Can a sitting President plead the fifth? Generally speaking for other cases like fast and furious let’s say.
Appears that the mafia is alive and well, though using higher class haberdashers.
I'm curious where this factual evidence is going to come from.
The FBI/DOJ will lock up the Solyndra files with an 'ongoing investigation' routine, the DOE is going to be covering its rear-end big time with their 'they lied to us about their financial situation' arguments and it seems unlikely that Obama will allow anyone from the WH who really knows anything to testify.
And does anyone really believe that Eric Holder is going to indict the CEO of Solyndra? Not a chance.
You make a fair point, but how could they be harmed by telling the truth(with immunity of course) Maybe that is the hang up?
Yeah Obama is part mob,part Farrakkhan,part radical black theology,part marxist,part lawyer for terrorists,part Alinsky worshiper. part white.This is why he trumps the dixie mob toons.
I read an article I can’t find anymore that said prior to weinergate, weiner was going to challenge Obama.The mere fact the media failed to report about Obama is that his start is politics was getting all names off the ballot but his. Yet they will give Perry a colonoscopy.Obama is at war with America.Last night the leftist alphabet channels were saying the debate showed the radical GOP as extremist isolationists.They are anti American.And you know what; it is a right to pray in school not a CBS cardinal sin.
See post 27 thanks InterceptPoint for saving me the typing.
What did America ever do to deserve watching Soprano’s mob wars in our government? The dixie mob Carville toons VS. Obama,MO and Jarrett. The Clintoon’s want to swoop in so bad as they think they can do better with they’re BS lies of moderacy.Clinton’s are Obama’s policies but with the moderacy BS. Hillary sold AZ. out to the UN but if she challenges Obama and runs she will be a womanly saint if the media has anything to do with it..
“Like it or not, the 5th Amendment exists for exactly this purpose”
You missed the chapter where the execs agreed to testify if the hearing was delayed. This is all being carefully choreographed by the dims. FBI raid, take the fifth, CYA NY times article dropped day of hearings, talking points, etc.
I really don’t understand why this hearing is on a friday. After the dirty pool by the dims the Republicans should have started the hearing on a monday and called a single exec everyday for a few days. Let them take the fifth three or four days in a row!
Ollie North wrote the book on how to testify before Congressional hearings. Part of me thinks they lay awake at night in a cold sweat fearful that someone will one day have the stones to do that to them once again.
....especially when the FBI has already dropped by the office to pick up all the files.
Solyndra executives remain silent.As well as the media,save Obama rule in use.
We’re not SUPPOSED to associate guilt with taking the 5th,
but how can you not?
“If I answer that I’ll incriminate myself”
Well, if you have done nothing incriminating, you wouldn’t incriminate yourself by answering, ergo, if you refuse to answer, you HAVE done something incriminating.
And if you think there is no danger from talking to the government if you just "tell the truth" you are really, really naive.
This incident must be fully investigated to find out where all the money went and why it went to certain people. The whole thing is outrageous. We could have paid for full 4-year scholarships for 10,000 kids at state universities with the money wasted on this company. House Republicans should continue pushing this investigation until they discover the truth about where all the money went and why.
Forensic accounting will burn this pair and others. Remember this moment when they ask for mercy.