White House counsel refuses House panel's Solyndra subpoena
November 4th, 2011
05:32 PM ET
3 years ago

White House counsel refuses House panel's Solyndra subpoena

Washington (CNN) – The White House counsel refused Friday to comply with a subpoena as issued by a House panel regarding the failed solar energy company Solyndra, saying that the initiative "was driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation."

Kathryn Ruemmler expressed her views in a letter to Reps. Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A day earlier, one of its subcommittees requested internal documents regarding the government's decision to issue more than half a billion dollars in federal loan guarantees in 2010 to Solyndra, which later filed for bankruptcy.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Tony 140

    Don't you know that "elitists" believe that they are accountable to no one. These past three years have been a lesson in Chicago politics. Please no more.

    November 5, 2011 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  2. diridi

    20,000 papers contain amidst willy wonka chacolet factory, Harry Potter, or Lord of Rings mid papers...????Eye-wash and hog-wash...blatant lie...

    November 5, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  3. Ancient Texan

    This administration is firmly convinced that they are above any law and can do as they please.

    November 5, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
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