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Solyndra Had Promised To Testify In Emails

From Fox News:

Email Shows Solyndra Pledged to Testify on Hill Before ‘Reneging’

Published September 21, 2011

Republican lawmakers are accusing bankrupt solar-energy firm Solyndra of breaking its promise to have executives testify before a congressional panel, and have released a Sept. 10 email in which a company lawyer said the CEO would "appear voluntarily and answer the committee’s questions."

The email appeared to back up GOP claims Tuesday night that the company was "reneging" on written assurances to testify…

In a joint statement, [subcommittee chairman Cliff Stearns, R-Fla.] and full committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., questioned whether the company was "trying to hide" something.

Ya think?

The email from Sept. 10 showed the company two weeks ago assuring the committee that CEO Brian Harrison was ready for his congressional close-up.

"Brian Harrison will appear voluntarily and answer the committee’s questions on any day the committee chooses, beginning next week," the email said. "He will appear without any need to issue a subpoena."

While Harrison and Chief Financial Officer Bill Stover are expected to show up, Solyndra made clear Tuesday they will not be entertaining questions. A statement said they could not provide "substantive answers" to lawmakers’ questions due to the ongoing Justice Department probe.

"Present circumstances require both gentlemen to exercise their Fifth Amendment rights in the face of questioning that might occur," the company said…

"It’s disappointing that the officials who canvassed the halls of Congress in mid-July and misled our members about the financial state of their company are now unwilling to answer direct questions, but any effort to cover up the truth will ultimately not succeed," [the GOP committee leaders] said.

Wanna bet?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Solyndra Had Promised To Testify In Emails”

  1. GetBackJack

    Republicans – always Guilty no matter what

    Democrats – always innocent and cannot be proven anything other than an innocent victim.

  2. P. Aaron

    DOJ will undoubtedly conduct a thorough investigation. Looking for unicorns & falling ocean levels.

  3. Rusty Shackleford

    I say “It’s the seriousness of the charges”. No?

  4. Reality Bytes

    Why don’t we call this what it is, Greengate!

    At least Obama’s scams are environmentally friendly compared to Bush.

    Then again, Enron didn’t take a half billion of tax payer dollars with them now did they.


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