Skip to comments.House GOP votes to subpoena White House Solyndra documents
Posted on 11/03/2011 8:37:23 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Thursday to subpoena the White House for all internal communications related to the failed solar company Solyndra.
The subpoena escalates the ongoing battle between the White House and Republicans over a $535 million Energy Department loan guarantee to Solyndra, the California solar panel maker that filed for bankruptcy in early September, setting off a firestorm in Washington.
Republicans have pummeled the White House over the loan guarantee for weeks, using Solyndras bankruptcy to challenge the administrations green energy agenda.
The committees investigative panel voted 14-9, along party lines to subpoena the internal communications a day after the White House offered to provide documents if Republicans narrowed their request. Every Republican on the panel voted in favor of the subpoena and every Democrat voted against it.
I regret that we have reached this point, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the chairman of the committees Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and the GOPs pointman on the Solyndra investigation, said Thursday. At this point in time, I am not confident that we will have a good faith response from the White House without issuing a subpoena.
Sometimes, in the course of an investigation, we find ourselves unable to secure necessary evidence, full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said. House Rules expressly give us the power of subpoena to compel cooperation in these instances. It is a tool we use sparingly and only as a last resort. Today, it is our last resort.
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And the House investigation subpoena means anything to our King?
Barry is quiverin’, don’t you know?
Where in H is the Special Prosecutor/Independent Counsel???
No more corn for fuel...No more inefficient windmills...No more electric cars.
Sometimes the old way is the best way.
I still use the little wood mousetraps with peanut butter for dessert.
>> Cut ALL funding except for gas, oil, coal and lumber.
How about simply cutting ALL government funding for ALL energy sources?
Because we desparately need those commodities and the costs for exploration are enormous. The government taxes the hell out of them as it is.
Can we afford all the WHITE OUT that will be used?
No worries, Regulus will simply invoke executive privilege and withhold the documents.
When Nixon crossed over the line with executive power/privilege, his attorneys general resigned rather than give in. But those were principled men. Our current AG is a co-conspirator.
What the hell took them so long?
I wonder what information was removed from his Blackberry last month when service went out.
I'm convinced the press is doing all it can to avoid talking about ZerO's scandals.
Democrats Vote Against Obtaining White House Documents Concerning Solyndra Loan Scandal