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Judicial Watch Sues Obama Administration to Obtain Solyndra Records
Judicial Watch ^ | December 1, 2011

Posted on 12/01/2011 9:52:49 AM PST by jazusamo

Washington, DC -- December 1, 2011

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it filed today separate lawsuits against the Obama Department of Energy and Office and Management and Budget to obtain records regarding the taxpayer funded government loan provided to the now bankrupt green energy company Solyndra. On September 5, 2011, Judicial Watch submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking the following information:

  1. Any and all records regarding, concerning or related to the issuance of loan guarantees to Solyndra LLC, Solyndra Inc., Solyndra Fab 2 LLC, and/or 360 Degree Solar Holdings Inc.
  2. Any and all records of communication between any official, officer, or employee of the Department of Energy and any official, officer or employee of any other government agency, department or office regarding concerning or related to Solyndra LLC, Solyndra Inc., Solyndra Fab 2 LLC, and/or 360 Degree Solar Holdings Inc.
  3. Any and all records of communications between any official, officer or employee of the Department of Energy and any official, officer or employee of the following entities [Solyndra investors] regarding concerning or related to Solyndra LLC, Solyndra Inc., Solyndra Fab 2 LLC, and/or 360 Degree Solar Holdings Inc.:

    a. Argonaut Private Equity LLC
    b. Madrone Capital Partners LLC
    c. U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) LLC
    d. Rockport Capital Partners LLC.

Both agencies have acknowledged receipt of Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests. The Department of Energy provided two compact discs on October 7, 2011, that contained a partial response to the request while noting that “[a]dditional responsive documents exist and are being reviewed in preparation for public release.” However, to date no further response has been received.

The Office of Management and Budget has failed to produce any records responsive to Judicial Watch’s request or demonstrate that responsive records are exempt from production. Nor has it indicated whether or when any responsive records will be produced.

“Our new FOIA lawsuits show the Solyndra scandal is heating up and that the Obama administration is in cover-up mode,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The American people are set to lose $535 bmillion dollars and want to know why it happened. Obama administration lies and potential criminal misconduct by high-ranking government officials make this a scandal of the first order.”



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; doe; foia; obama; omb; solyndra; solyndragate

1 posted on 12/01/2011 9:53:01 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The dept. of Just Us will NOT be happy with JW!


2 posted on 12/01/2011 9:57:19 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

...While they’re at it, get the FandF records that have been sealed, if any haven’t been shreaded,,, never mind, they’re all gone!


3 posted on 12/01/2011 10:07:34 AM PST by gargoyle (...Amendments 1 and 2, a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: gargoyle
I hope JW is still getting Judge Lambert

He seems to enforce the law.

4 posted on 12/01/2011 10:53:53 AM PST by scooby321
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To: scooby321

...Yea, Haven’t seen Judge Napolitano for a while, but, I’m sure he’s all over this. Luckly no relation to Big Sis. (-;)


5 posted on 12/01/2011 11:01:50 AM PST by gargoyle (...Amendments 1 and 2, a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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