White House rejects House Republicans' Solyndra subpoena


Locutus
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The White House Counsel's Office has formally rejected the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subpoena of documents related to the $535 million loan guarantee for the now-bankrupt solar energy company, Solyndra.

In a letter to the chairs of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, Kathryn H. Ruemmler, counsel to the president, calls the request for documents made by House Republicans a "vast fishing expedition" and a "significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests." "As written, [the subpoena] encompasses all communications within the White House from the beginning of this Administration to the present that refer or relate to Solyndra, and the subpoena purports to demand a complete response in less than a week," Ruemmler writes. "Thus, any document that references Solyndra, even in passing, is arguably responsive to the Committee’s request, and you reaffirmed this week that you intend for the request to be that broad. There is no basis for such a broad request beyond a “vast fishing expedition," as Congressman Dingell noted yesterday. Moreover, responding to such an expansive request would require the devotion of substantial resources to gather and review many documents that are of no legitimate oversight is itself an unreasonable burden on the President's ability to meet his constitutional duties."



Ruemmier added, "I can only conclude that your decision to issue a subpoena, authorized by a party-line vote, was driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation." The White House has provided more than 85,000 pages of documents to the committee already.
The deadline for the document release under the subpoena is Nov. 10. Negotiations should continue over the next week as the committee and White House determine which documents are germane.




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Highball
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Why does this not surprise us? Many now departed White House staffers (Emmanuel, Summers and others) were all passing out funds like the money was manna from heaven. They are still printing the US Treasury into a situation where the value t=of the US Dollar is a fraction of what it was in the year 2000. In my opinion they are on a raid to buy another election so they can further plunder the nation. The Jobs issue is a hotly contested question. We do need to create real substantial jobs but the transfer of US technology and manufacturing off shire will never be the answers and that was done in the name of increasing corporate profits. Many of thise firms have now mover their corporate HQ's off shore too in an effort to avoid US taxes.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Highball View Post

Why does this not surprise us? Many now departed White House staffers (Emmanuel, Summers and others) were all passing out funds like the money was manna from heaven. They are still printing the US Treasury into a situation where the value t=of the US Dollar is a fraction of what it was in the year 2000. In my opinion they are on a raid to buy another election so they can further plunder the nation. The Jobs issue is a hotly contested question. We do need to create real substantial jobs but the transfer of US technology and manufacturing off shire will never be the answers and that was done in the name of increasing corporate profits. Many of thise firms have now mover their corporate HQ's off shore too in an effort to avoid US taxes.

Well personally I think this was money well spent,the sooner we wean ourselves from the clutches of dirty oil the better.
And those clean green jobsmustfuel the economy.
Can i have a $20 billion loan guarantee. I promise to create clean green jobs. Really really I will.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Well personally I think this was money well spent,the sooner we wean ourselves from the clutches of dirty oil the better.
And those clean green jobsmustfuel the economy.
Can i have a $20 billion loan guarantee. I promise to create clean green jobs. Really really I will.


The punchline in this case is, "What economy is being fueled with these
loans for this clean green energy?"