Skip to comments.WH Ignores House Subpoena For Solyndra Documents
Posted on 02/22/2012 1:28:58 PM PST by Fractal Trader
President Obama and his West Wing aides ignored a subpoena of documents pertaining to the Solyndra loan guarantee even after congressional investigators met with White House officials to negotiate the scope of the subpoena, according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
"The White House's failure to comply with today's document deadline is a sad milestone on the path chosen by this administration to obstruct and delay our investigation rather than cooperate and help deliver answers for taxpayers," committee chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Cliff Stearns R-Fla., said in a statement this evening.
House investigators requested 12 categories of documents designed to explore a range of issues, such as Obama donor and Solyndra investor George Kaiser's role in the solar company receiving a loan gaurantee.
White House counsel disputed the initial subpoena in November, calling it "a significant intrusion on Executive branch interests." Committee officials met with Obama's attorneys to negotiate the subpoena, but the White House failed to produce the documents by the February 21 deadline.
"Despite an all star cast of presidential aides that have their fingerprints on Solyndra," Upton and Stearns observed, "Larry Summers, Carol Browner, Ron Klain, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Jim Messina, Dan Pfeiffer, Jay Carney, Cecilia Munoz, -- the White House is having great difficult turning over relevant internal documents."
The investigators said that Obama's aides have not answered questions about the White House role in restructuring the Solyndra loan, who told Solyndra officials to delay announcing layoffs until after the 2010 midterms.
"How much longer does the White House believe the truth needs to wait?" Upton and Stearns wrote. "The deadline has come, and we will do what is necessary to answer the many outstanding questions surrounding Solyndra."
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I’m sure the Republican leadership in the House will respond to this Presidential defiance with a strongly-worded letter, which will undoubtedly result in the White House’s immediate compliance with the subpoena.
Unfortunately true/real action
The REPUBS have decided it's hands off for our first Muslim President. Obama WANTS conflict, he wants the idiots to vote for him. He$#, Clinton could have been re-elected.
To give Obama impeachment gives him power to continue the destruction of America. Martial law would be just what the traitor wants, an opportunity for a race war.
>>”The White House’s failure to comply with today’s document deadline is a sad milestone on the path chosen by this administration to obstruct and delay our investigation rather than cooperate and help deliver answers for taxpayers,” committee chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Cliff Stearns R-Fla., said in a statement this evening.<<
Upton and Stearns then wet their pants and cried. No further action is expected from them.
of course they ignored