Skip to comments.House Republicans Step Up BrightSource Probe (Commerce Sec. Bryson vetting probed by Rep. Issa)
Posted on 06/11/2012 9:44:53 PM PDT by kristinn
House Republicans are broadening their probe of the Department of Energys largest solar-loan guarantee.
Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent letters to the White House and BrightSource Energy Inc., the loan-guarantee recipient, asking for e-mails and other documents related to the $1.6 billion deal. The Wall Street Journal viewed copies of the letters, which are dated June 7.
Mr. Issas committee in March asked BrightSource and other loan guarantee recipients for communications with the Department of Energy prior to key announcement related to the deals. The June 7 letter broadens that request and asks for all communications between BrightSources officers and board members and the White House and federal agencies between February 2009 and June 2012.
A second letter from the committee asks the White House to turn over all internal communications related to BrightSource, including with the companys investors and with utilities set to buy its electricity. It also asks for an explanation of how Commerce Secretary John Bryson, BrightSources former chairman, was vetted for his current post.
Asked about the letter, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said given the challenges facing the country, we wish House Republicans showed as much zeal for creating jobs or growing the economy as they do for these tired partisan fights.
A BrightSource spokesman said the company has received the letter and is reviewing it.
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Hoping beyond hope that these other congresspeople on this committee will stand with Issa against Holder and impeach him.
Bryson just had a “seizure” in California while driving and hitting three cars. Charged with hit and run but if it is a real medical problem, this may be changed.
Awfully convenient, though. I’m just getting to be an old conspiracy buff.
Democrats - the original conspiracy.
The media has ignored this new investigation in their reporting on the Bryson accident.
Talk about a smoking gun...
The timing does seem interesting, but I tend to be skeptical.
I don’t think so. Schumer just french-kissed Holder during today’s Senate hearing.
” Asked about the letter, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said given the challenges facing the country, we wish House Republicans showed as much zeal for creating jobs or growing the economy as they do for these tired partisan fights. “
Translation: “ We plead the 5th “