Sources are saying that the Obama White House is refusing to turn over Solyndra documents, in other words they are refusing to turn over the documents that hurt Obama.
The White House will not comply with requests to turn over documents related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government, CNN learned Friday.
Consistent with precedent, the president’s legal counsel is refusing to hand over all internal White House communications related to the energy firm, including President Obama’s Blackberry messages, arguing that the president needs to protect open counsel from advisers and staff.
In part, the letter obtained by CNN says the request “implicates longstanding and significant institutional Executive Branch confidentiality interests. Encroaching upon these important interests is not necessary, however, because the agency documents the Committee has requested, which include communications with the White House, should satisfy the Committee’s stated objective – to ‘understand the involvement of the White House in the review of the Solyndra loan guarantee and the Administration’s support of this guarantee.’”