Skip to comments.0bama defies request to turn over all documents related to Solyndra ("I AM above the LAW" ~ 0bama)
Posted on 10/14/2011 6:02:13 PM PDT by R0CK3T
Washington (CNN) - Congress isn't getting a glimpse of what's on President Barack Obama's Blackberry - or any more internal White House communications related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.
On Friday the White House Counsel sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee explaining they won't comply with the request because it "implicates longstanding and significant institutional Executive Branch confidentiality interests."
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He thinks he is immune to corruptions laws. just because he corresponded on a BlackBerry.
Your stinking American laws mean nothing to me!
Didn’t this Kenyan Klown kept harping about TRANSPARENCY??
what a crock, hand it over.
“...White House Counsel sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee explaining they won’t comply with the request because it “implicates longstanding and significant institutional Executive Branch confidentiality interests.”
To keep himself from being impeached.
I had a friend years ago who believed (probably because he watched old Perry Mason episodes) that you COULD NOT be convicted of a crime unless you confessed. My friend was very confident that he would never go to jail for any crime: "I'd just never confess", said the genius.
I lost touch with him after he got sent to jail for dealing drugs.
Issa knew the regime would do this and it makes mr obama look like a crook. Even clinton news network has to cover it
Someone please bring us all up to date on the current status, if there is one, of any “Special Prosecutor” statute that could possibly be used to compel such an appointment.
It seems to me this case is tailor-made for an independent SP, but I’m not at all sure if there is such a thing any more under the Law.
“”he’s the first to sue a BlackBerry””
I hope you meant “use”.........
How about all documents related to Shepherd Flats Wind Farm. If you think that Solyndra was bad, wait until you read about Shepherd Flats and the wind energy.
I thought all of that was adjudicated during the Nixon probes? They did not have blackberrys at the time but the method of recording communications should not make any difference.
How does a blackberry differ from a diary? Or a tape? Do we not have a right to know who out president is contacting as it is relevant to investigations? What ever happened to checks and balances? Is he a king? (Other than in his own arrogant brain?)
It is clear this fraudulent president has no interest in our system of justice, our laws or our country as a whole for that matter. An understatement.
Will the Dems be smart enough to get him to resign before he destroys them completely? They can see themselves right now in the mirror that is Wall Street -— what will they do?
The most transparent administration in history. </sarc
That isn't Obama's Blackberry; it's owned by the citizens of the United States who are letting him use it for a while, just like the White House isn't his, but the house in which US citizens let Presidents l live. So, shut up, Obama, and give us our Blackberry to investigate your malfeasance.
Woodward and Bernstien where are you? Wash. Compost?
What did the president know and when did he know it?
What we need is a bean counter to give us a full accounting of the money that has been spent by the Obama administration, starting with the stimulus and tarp and going straight through all the various federal agencies.
The Shepherd Flats Wind Farm created 35 jobs at the cost of $16.3 million each. The developer is GE.
love to get that blackberry I guarantee that there has been many connections between him and many left wing loons, leaders and on the street radicals.
If so, you have to turn over the materials Obama. That phone belongs to us, the American taxpayers.
People have to sign into the white house but he has his blackberry where people do not have to sign in, no one knows who zero is talking to, for all we know it could be Mugabee, to Chavez, to Van Jones and I guarantee Soros
can you say special prosecutor?
This president could solve the unemployment problem for lawyers just by assigning special prosecutors for every one of his corrupt “state department interests”.
what a crock, hand it over.
Where is a good hacker when you need one?
I know there is someone out there who can get into it...
We deserve the truth and “Yes we can...handle it”.
Congress may request the appointment of a Special Prosecutor.
The request is directed to the President, who -- if he approves -- will direct the Attorney General to appoint same.
Can you see where this is going...???
Reminds me of a young woman I used to work with who swore that she couldn't get pregnant as long as she was "on top."
I was thinking the same but to do so would lead to CW II.
He’s got them in the document lock box with the real birth certificate!
So ‘transparent’ that he doesn’t have a blind trust and he made personal profits from personal investments in Solyndra.
What? Obama made personal profits from Solyndra? Can you elaborate?
Yes.......but not so much lately.
Brings a new meaning to the term Grand Theft.
Coincidence, awfully timely if you ask me. Maybe a special effort to purge the data had side effects. I know it’s pretty tin-foil but when was the last time this happened?
Ok, I retract that post.
I conflated Solyndra with LightSquared. His trust did invest in LightSquared.
As a Senator, his investment trust did purchase a drug manufacturer (AVI) with an anti-viral and Sen. Obama voted in support of legislation that benefited them, during the bird flue scare. Either that instance or a separate one whose details I don’t recall, lost money, which has been spun to exonerate him.
So, I don’t know that he invested in Solyndra or that he made a profit. But, there is past similar action on the part of his investment managers.
No excuses, but it is late and I am not only tired, I am furious with so much that I posted before checking.
Sounds like this would make a good script plot for LAW and ORDER.
This President and every President cannot subject internal communication and deliberation to Congress.
Under any circumstances except for circumstances determined by the executive branch to be appropriate.
Did you folks even take a civics class in High School?
Chief Justice Burger, writing for the majority in US v. Nixon noted: "Whatever the nature of the privilege of confidentiality of Presidential communications in the exercise of Art. II powers, the privilege can be said to derive from the supremacy of each branch within its own assigned area of constitutional duties. Certain powers and privileges flow from the nature of enumerated powers; the protection of the confidentiality of Presidential communications has similar constitutional underpinnings.United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974) (Supreme Court opinion at FindLaw)
Honestly, this guy has done SO MUCH that is illegal, unethical, lied, broke “promise” after “promise” .....the man’s word is meaningless so it wouldn’t have surprised me if he had done the Solyndra thing...and the media would cover up for him.
We’re frogs in the boiling water...we’ve almost gotten used to the horrific things he has wrought. People either don’t know, or they make excuses for him, or they just say oh, they all do it. The sheer volume of his crimes have brought his best cover - apathy.
He may not have made a direct personal profit into his bank account. But, think about it. Obama is set up for life as a speech maker even if he loses in 2012. His wealth comes from holding office as president.
His profit comes from the donors who benefited from the government guaranteed loan that covered losses without hurting the private investors (Obama’s buddies).
Obama received campaign donations to maintain power. Not much different.
I did mean use - LOL!
I agree with you both.
Still, these are perilous times and I should have checked thoroughly before posting.
yah...that’s about what I figured.
Thomas Jefferson warned us about guys like Premier Hussein.
In his notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson wrote: “The time to guard against corruption and tyranny is before they shall have gotten hold of us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.”
By that it is clear we have a real mess on our hands because the wolf and all of his friends are already here, and we will be stuck trying to pull teeth and talons until we can vote them out of office.
Its also clear that the next President is going to be appointing quite a few Special Prosecutors once he takes office....lets hope it isn’t too late...
In other words, it seems he is claiming executive privilege in the matter.
TAPPER: Just a few days before the loan was approved, the chief investor, George Kaiser, met with Rouse, Jarrett and Goolsbee. The White House has said that they think that meeting was largely about some of his charitable work. Have you determined what entirely that meeting was about and whether or not the loan was brought up and discussed?
CARNEY: What I would point you simply to what George Kaiser himself has said, that he did not lobby or discuss you know, he did not lobby the administration officials with regard to this. He with Solyndra. He was involved in a lot of charitable efforts and its our understanding that while we havent looked into every meeting and that he might have had here, that that was the focus of his conversations, generally speaking, at the White House.
>>>In other words, it seems he is claiming executive privilege in the matter.<<<
Or in plan spoken words - its a Presidential coverup.
I guess all the President has to do to avoid evidence the WH played a role in getting 500 million to a political ally who lost the money is to claim executive privilege.
Or from Sarah Palin's emails from her Yahoo account?
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