White House communications related Solyndra will not be turned over to congress

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    gonna be interesting to watch the tap dances as those that demanded same from past admins now defend this ones refusal to submit docs etc......:lol:


    On Solyndra: President's Blackberry Off Limits
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    CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin

    Washington (CNN) - Congress isn't getting a glimpse of what's on President Barack Obama's Blackberry - or any more internal White House communications related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.

    House Republicans investigating the loan controversy had requested all internal White House documents about the issue. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee chair Rep. Cliff Stearns said that includes emails on the President's Blackberry.

    On Friday the White House Counsel sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee explaining they won't comply with the request because it "implicates longstanding and significant institutional Executive Branch confidentiality interests."

    The response is hardly a surprise given past administrations' refusal to comply with similar congressional requests. The difference here? President Obama is the first Chief Executive to carry a Blackberry, so it's the first time a White House counsel has - even indirectly - turned down an attempt to peek at his email. Neither the Blackberry nor his personal email is explicitly mentioned in the letter.

    On October 5, Republican Chairmen Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns requested "all communications among White House staff and officials related to the $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra" because they believed "the White House was closely involved in the monitoring of the Solyndra loan guarantee after it was issued."

    They said these documents are necessary "to better understand the involvement of the White house in the review of the Solyndra loan guarantee and the Administration's support of this guarantee.'


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    maybe the OWS should protest Obama !!
     
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    This administration just doesn't give up with the shady shit...

    Solyndra loan figure raises $500K for Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Energy Department adviser who pushed for a California solar company to receive a half-billion federal loan has raised more than $500,000 for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign.

    New campaign finance records show that Steve Spinner, a former sport fitness executive who helped monitor a clean energy loan guarantee program, raised more than $500,000 for Obama as of Sept. 30.

    Emails released last week show that Spinner was actively involved in a $528 million federal loan for Solyndra Inc., despite pledging to recuse himself because his wife's law firm represented the company.
     
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    Obama is one of the filthiest presidents in the history of this country. He is a class A crook...He makes Nixion and Clinton appear like the Pope.
     
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    this is going to be hard to defend, as there is no national security interest for Obama to hide behind. All they can be hiding is evidence of a bribe and the disbursal of Government funds.
     
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    Baruch...I'm going to have to disagree with my conservative brethren on this one....

    1. The Executive is on an equal level with the Legislative...and should have a leg to stand on to decline handing over the material. Of course, they will have to declare that the communications are privileged, and make up a story to indicate same.

    2. It may have to go to the Supreme Court, and there is probably not enough time or reason for that...

    3. Will you want the same scrutiny for a Republican President?

    4. And, pragmatically, hasn't the damage already been done? Beyond how bad the administration looks in giving the money to a group that had contributed to his run for President, and how badlly the 'green' industry has done in terms of ROI, this become a political attack....No?
     
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    Where do you draw the line between criminality and privilege? Tough call!!
     
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    Captain Transparency strikes again.
     
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