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White House Fires Back at 'Overbroad' Subpoena on Solyndra Documents (Obama's scared)
Fox News ^ | 11/4/2011 | fox news

Posted on 11/04/2011 1:39:14 PM PDT by tobyhill

The White House on Friday all but refused to turn over the documents House Republicans have subpoenaed on bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, firing off a letter saying the request would put an "unreasonable burden on the president's ability to meet his constitutional duties."

The feisty response appears to set up a clash between congressional investigators and the White House over the sprawling probe into Solyndra's finances and the administration's involvement in the decision to provide the struggling company a $528 million loan with taxpayer money.

White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, in her letter, scolded GOP lawmakers for demanding more documents, noting the Obama administration has already turned over 85,000 pages of documents in the course of their investigation. Without explicitly refusing to comply with the subpoena, Ruemmler repeatedly described the order as "overbroad."

"The Committee's extremely broad request for documents -- now a subpoena -- is a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests," she wrote, saying she can only conclude the subpoena was "driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation."

Though the White House has turned over thousands of documents, Republicans say the administration has not provided everything they've requested. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Thursday to subpoena, and the subpoenas went out late Thursday to the White House and office of the vice president.

"Unfortunately, we had to take this step after the White House has continued to slow walk the production of documents necessary for this investigation by only releasing selected documents and records," Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairman of the House panel investigating the matter, said in a statement.

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To: redshawk

How long does it take to read 85,000 pages? 85,000 pages is about 2,800 reams of paper. That’s enough paper to fill my house.

85000 sheets is 170 reams or 17 cases of paper - still a lot but not enough to fill a house.

21 posted on 11/04/2011 2:45:40 PM PDT by techrules2002
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Congress is totally spineless.

22 posted on 11/04/2011 2:46:20 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: 353FMG
Glad Obama is admitting he had a role in the loan.
23 posted on 11/04/2011 2:50:33 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Personally don’t find any humor in the subject. I guess you would rather I said the “TEA Party needs to take the offense”, ‘cause who else?

They haven’t been elected yet.

24 posted on 11/04/2011 3:07:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: moovova
Time for the military to kick in the doors on Obama’s hidey-hole...

Obama's bad enough, you want a banana republic?

25 posted on 11/04/2011 3:08:37 PM PDT by Grut
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To: tobyhill

Obama isn’t the only one who needs to be investigated, companies like CH2M HILL and R&S made lots of money off this deal.

they need to be looked into.

26 posted on 11/04/2011 3:59:59 PM PDT by Evergolightly (One's conclusions are founded in the path travelled.)
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To: tobyhill

“...the request would put an “unreasonable burden on the president’s ability to meet his constitutional duties.”

There is absolutely nothing in the constitution that states anything about tee time.

27 posted on 11/04/2011 4:35:39 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Feckless
"...The SCOTUS bitch slapped Clintoon time and again when they tried to avoid providing docs over his many scandals..."

Yes, they did. and the klintoon avoided, and nobody EVER released 'The BARRETT REPORT!!!

Ask your congresscritter for a copy of it - non-redacted. lotsa luck ................... FRegards

28 posted on 11/04/2011 10:45:15 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: techrules2002

Yeah, Thanks for the correction, however, when you tag in the twenty or or more copies required, we are looking at a bill of more than 20K of worthless spending just to ‘explain’ why 0pansy wasted our money. Crap like this is what is hurting our country.

29 posted on 11/06/2011 2:54:53 PM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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