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White House agrees to hand over Solyndra documents to GOP
The Hill ^ | 11/10/11 | Andrew Restuccia

Posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:01 PM PST by Libloather

White House agrees to hand over Solyndra documents to GOP
By Andrew Restuccia - 11/10/11 03:37 PM ET

The White House agreed Thursday to provide House lawmakers with internal communications related to the $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee, Republicans said.

The agreement comes a week after Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigative panel subpoenaed the White House for all internal communications on Solyndra, the solar panel maker that filed for bankruptcy in September. The deadline for producing the requested documents was Thursday.

The White House had balked at the subpoena, arguing it is too broad. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told committee lawmakers that she would provide documents if Republicans narrowed their request.

Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the chairman of the committee's investigative panel, said Thursday that the White House agreed to provide documents. But they offered no detail on whether the White House agreed to provide all internal communications, as the subpoena requested, or if they will provide documents in a narrow set of categories.

“This morning, the White House counsel’s office informed the committee that it plans to begin providing responsive materials to the committee's subpoena,” the Republicans lawmakers said in a statement. “As we have said before, we stand ready to work with the White House on its document production and believe it is entirely possible for the White House to produce information for an investigation that the White House counsel herself has acknowledged is both legitimate and necessary.

“We remain hopeful that the White House will demonstrate some good-faith efforts of compliance and provide the internal Solyndra-related communications we have been seeking.”

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Thursday that officials plan to comply with "legitimate oversight requests."

"We are continuing to work with the Committee to accommodate legitimate oversight requests and will provide a response to the Committee tomorrow," Schultz said in a statement, arguing that the administration has been "diligent in responding to this Congressional oversight investigation."

Republicans have pounced on the Solyndra bankruptcy, raising questions about President Obama’s green agenda and alleging that politics played a role in the approval of the loan guarantee.

The committee’s investigation — which has uncovered more than 80,000 pages of administration documents — has found no evidence that the decisions to approve the loan guarantee and restructure the financing in February were influenced by politics.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bullshit; corrupt; corruption; coverup; documents; nixonesque; solyndra; whitehouse

1 posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:03 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

So now they will?


2 posted on 11/10/2011 3:27:42 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Libloather

and they will be sooooooooo redacted as to be useless.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 3:27:44 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Libloather
Thorughly scrubbed by now, no doubt.
4 posted on 11/10/2011 3:28:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Libloather
I think that the WH Counsel concluded that [if Congress got a subpoena duces tecum from a federal court - which it likely would] the WH would lose fighting it in court.

See United States v. Nixon re: WH Tapes ...

5 posted on 11/10/2011 3:29:39 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: SandRat

6 posted on 11/10/2011 3:29:39 PM PST by maggief
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To: Libloather

After they delete the evidence


7 posted on 11/10/2011 3:31:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ColdOne

Well Obambi is fleeing the country tomorrow.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 3:32:33 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ronnie raygun
After they delete shred the evidence.
9 posted on 11/10/2011 3:34:30 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Lmo56

Bingo, they didn’t want a Nixon type lawsuit they would surely lose.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 3:40:09 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: maggief

That pic says it all.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 3:44:03 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (I'm toning it down as much as I can.)
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To: Libloather
Did the Dems really agree or only to provide additional documents if the scope of the subpoena is narrowed?
12 posted on 11/10/2011 3:50:23 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Libloather
This is a crock of shi!. They damn will never turn in anything that would incriminate themselves. You can bet on that.
13 posted on 11/10/2011 4:11:16 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Libloather
Hey...it's "Document Dump Friday". They know this won't make the news.

They take advantage of the fact that lazy MSM reporters will spend the weekend enjoying their favorite adult beverages (or possibly some of that stuff the OWS people slipped to them).


14 posted on 11/10/2011 4:16:24 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Libloather

It will be interesting to see if these documents are 99% redacted in an effort to protect Obama’s keester!!

Solyndra should be the top of the pile of justifications for impeaching this scum!!


15 posted on 11/10/2011 4:33:09 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Libloather

Sounds to me like they plan on cherry picking the documents they are willing to provide. You can be certain they have now had enough time to go through everything and decide what they are willing to turn over and what they aren’t.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 4:50:55 PM PST by Usually_Disappointed (I think the tree of liberty is getting thirsty...)
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To: Libloather

17 posted on 11/10/2011 4:54:24 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: Libloather
..........“We remain hopeful that the White House will demonstrate some good-faith efforts of compliance and provide the internal Solyndra-related communications we have been seeking.”

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Thursday that officials plan to comply with "legitimate oversight requests."

They forgot the sarcasm tag

18 posted on 11/10/2011 4:58:26 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: SandRat

Those are my thoughts also.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 5:24:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Lmo56

yep that’s right


20 posted on 11/10/2011 5:41:36 PM PST by tutstar
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To: Irish Eyes

How about obama’s e-mails and texts via his blackberry ?


21 posted on 11/10/2011 6:06:45 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: maine yankee
How about obama’s e-mails and texts via his blackberry ?

I think that we would find some pretty interesting reading there.

22 posted on 11/10/2011 8:19:00 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3

23 posted on 11/11/2011 7:55:18 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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