The government is required to make certain information public. When it could damage their credibility, they dump the news late on Friday afternoon, hoping you don’t see it. Here’s what they don’t want you to notice this week:
The White House has rejected a congressional subpoena for documents relating to Solyndra, the bankrupt solar energy company that received half-a-billion in federally backed loans.
Per Fox News’ Ed Henry, the White House rejected the request as “overbroad” and “driven more by partisan politics,” adding it is “a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests.”
The White House and the Department of Energy have turned over tens of thousands of documents relating to the loan — which Republicans claim was made despite warnings that the company was in poor fiscal health. They remain deadlocked over a small number of documents.
The White House says that it “remain[s] willing to work” with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to produce documents in a “balanced manner,” Henry tweets.
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