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Friday, November 04, 2011

WHITE HOUSE REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH SUBPOENA FOR SOLYNDRA DOCUMENTS

 

From Ace:

The White House on Friday all but refused to turn over the documents House Republicans have subpoenaed on bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, firing off a letter saying the request would put an "unreasonable burden on the president's ability to meet his constitutional duties." The feisty response appears to set up a clash between congressional investigators and the White House over the sprawling probe into Solyndra's finances and the administration's involvement in the decision to provide the struggling company a $528 million loan with taxpayer money.

White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, in her letter, scolded GOP lawmakers for demanding more documents, noting the Obama administration has already turned over 85,000 pages of documents in the course of their investigation. Without explicitly refusing to comply with the subpoena, Ruemmler repeatedly described the order as "overbroad."
"The Committee's extremely broad request for documents -- now a subpoena -- is a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests," she wrote, saying she can only conclude the subpoena was "driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation."
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1 Comments:

Blogger Epaminondas said...

They should refuse. Apart from party, admin, or right or wrong, the executive should ALWAYS refuse a subpoena from the legislative. That's the way it's designed and that's why we have Scotus to look at it case by case and that is where this is going.

5-4.

Produce the docs.
Get ready for the howling

Saturday, November 05, 2011 9:58:00 am  

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