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Now, Democrats Want Solyndra Backers to Testify (a rookie Hussein fund-raising “bundler”)
NY Times ^ | 9/23/11 | MATTHEW L. WALD

Posted on 09/23/2011 8:39:22 PM PDT by Libloather

Now, Democrats Want Solyndra Backers to Testify
By MATTHEW L. WALD
September 23, 2011, 1:46 pm

**SNIP**

Now the Democrats are asking for testimony from two private equity firms: Argonaut, which represents the interests of George Kaiser, a billionaire oilman who was a fund-raising “bundler” for the Obama presidential campaign, and Madrone, which invests money for the Walton family, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune and prominent Republican donors.

Those two firms, as investors in Solyndra, stepped forward in February with others to provide additional money to the company after the Energy Department loans. Under that deal, they get priority in repayment in the event that Solyndra is liquidated. The Energy Department acquiesced to that, but even some Democrats have expressed doubts about whether that was a good idea.

The Republicans have not said publicly how they will respond to the Democrats’ request for testimony from Argonaut or Madrone, but they have asked for copies of communications between the investment firms and the government.

(Excerpt) Read more at green.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; fundraising; solyndra; testify
Something's afoot. Maybe even a yard.
1 posted on 09/23/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


2 posted on 09/23/2011 8:41:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Democrats are either:

#1 Throwing Omoslem under the bus, or
#2 Pulling another “Blame Bush/Cheney” via some connection


3 posted on 09/23/2011 8:43:26 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: LyinLibs

Hrm....they might burn a bundler to be able to go after the waltons...

They would love to hurt walmart in any way possible...even if it’s just bad PR for agit-prop...


4 posted on 09/23/2011 8:48:24 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Libloather
It's a ruse for sure. They will do anything to steer attention away from their messiah who is hip deep in this pile of bovine excrement. And the gullible, pathetic Republicans on the committee will let them get away with it. Bet the majority are part of the elitist Republican establishment wing of the ruling class that HATES conservatives.
5 posted on 09/23/2011 8:50:45 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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6 posted on 09/23/2011 8:53:31 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather


7 posted on 09/23/2011 8:54:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

Hillary finger prints?


8 posted on 09/23/2011 9:15:33 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: LyinLibs

9 posted on 09/23/2011 9:24:18 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: LyinLibs

Under the bus. For Leftists, tyranny and totalitarianism must prevail, even if it means no more affirmative action for an incompetent and failing ideologue.


10 posted on 09/23/2011 9:35:52 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Libloather

Me thinks that we need to pass a new law that informs those that get money from Congress wave their rights about pleading the 5th when answering questions about what happen to that money.

When a bank gives someone a loan the bank is entitled to know what you did with the money. Try pleading the 5th with your bank as to why you are not paying your mortgage or your car loan.


11 posted on 09/23/2011 9:40:57 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: Crim

Or it might be part of that Hillary campaign. (My bet.)


12 posted on 09/23/2011 9:45:27 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: lawnguy

My thoughts too. I’m just waiting for Trump to fire up about a few things. Her ties to Walmart are probably pretty deep.


13 posted on 09/23/2011 9:47:44 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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Looks like the dems are gonna throw President Titanic out of the lifeboat hoping they can avoid the tsunami they see on the horizon.

This smells like the Clinton’s didn’t Slick make a disparaging comment about the new union slush fund bills obama is demanding?


14 posted on 09/23/2011 10:25:34 PM PDT by Leto
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To: Leto

Oh yeah the first priority for rats on a sinking ship is self preservation.....


15 posted on 09/23/2011 10:26:42 PM PDT by Leto
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To: Libloather

Would this be a good time for Hillary to jump into the presidential race?


16 posted on 09/23/2011 10:38:00 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Libloather

The scumbag Democrats view Ubama as dead in the water. A lame duck. They see as their only hope of keeping the White House a replacement candidate. They think the only rat with the gonads and the money sources to go for it is Hillary! and they may be starting to make their move.

I predict Ubama will make a pre-emptive move - - if he hasn’t already - - and ask Hillary! to replace Biden as his running mate.

Yeah, something is afoot alright, and the only way the rats are communicating with each other about dumping Ubama is by passing notes in bathrooms with a radio blaring.


17 posted on 09/23/2011 10:39:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather
The strategy behind this may be to show that if sophisticated investors were hoodwinked by Solyndra then the administration could be conned too. But putting these people under oath may well open a can of worms.
18 posted on 09/23/2011 11:32:48 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Libloather

Lehman Brothers was heavily invested in Wind and Solar and was one of the reasons why it went under.


19 posted on 09/24/2011 12:54:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Crim

So why should a Walmart family bungler not be suspect for fraud as well as any other. Walmart is far from being non-political.


20 posted on 09/24/2011 2:15:47 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Libloather

Seems like those who pleaded the fifth saved themselves from a walk in the park!


21 posted on 09/24/2011 3:39:43 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ronnie raygun
I would advise anyone testifying before Congress or being interviewed by the FBI to plead the 5th. Remember Scooter Libby? When he was questioned the special prosecutor already knew who “leaked”, but felt compelled to indict someone for something.
22 posted on 09/24/2011 4:11:14 AM PDT by Tom D. (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benj. Franklin)
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To: Army Air Corps; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

23 posted on 09/24/2011 5:15:33 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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