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Ocean energy and commerce committee chairman -- -- has demanded quote.
All -- and -- related documents be handed over to congressional investigators by tomorrow morning.
That after another late Friday White House document dump of hundreds of pages.
One year after that investigation began congressional investigators say it's spot anywhere near enough.
Threatening now the white house with contempt of congress joining me -- member of commerce committee congressman Joseph Barton congressman good to have you with us now at.
Right up until Friday.
More to like everything was going pretty well that -- -- and your your committee.
Had agreed that there would be five individuals three from OMB to -- White House one former White House.
Our employee who would.
Be turned over to to investigators.
And now a new demand from the chairman of what's going out.
Well Lou it's not a new demand.
You know my question the White House would be what part of all do they not understand.
You said -- document dump it was a document drill up.
You know we get a handful of emails.
We still don't have any thing from the present other senior staff for the vast present.
You know we're getting kind of the phone book.
Without any real meat to it.
And chairman Upton is right to say.
We want them all and then let us the congress and the American people decide.
What's relevant and not relevant instead of the White House -- in just give us a little bit here a little bit there.
-- at the White House doesn't deliver those documents tomorrow.
Well the -- will continue disband the you know but we'll keep pushing.
And we'll we'll keep going back because it.
Our letter it's a standard oversight investigation letter that the energy and commerce committee -- the last twenty years any and all and until we get any amount.
We'll keep pushing -- that ultimately.
It would be a contempt hearing in them in the committee and then that would go to the floor but I don't think -- come to that I think eventually the White House will.
Will deliver they're just hoping that we get sleepy and tired and go away.
With chairman Upton and chairman Stearns that won't happen.
Well -- as you say chairman Stearns and chairman Upton.
In point of fact one can argue that they've been very patient because last week was the one year anniversary of the beginning.
Of the sole lender or excuse me this'll under investigation.
Now amongst others you have ProLogis.
-- you have project and you have everything involved from secretary each through through the today.
Him to these energy loans.
Without any answers it's some point.
Time runs out on.
I would think -- runs out on your opportunity to investigate.
Well where it went through.
We have the rest of this congress which until January of 2013.
That will -- will keep pushing and as you pointed out.
ProLogis is a real estate company headquartered in San Francisco and project -- is.
Was a project to put rooftop converter solar converters.
On real estate owned by ProLogis.
And the Department of Energy tried to get a sole source contract for Solyndra.
To provide this solar panels for that project.
Secretary to personally intervene to try to make it happen and there's an email that says he did it at.
Because of higher ups.
In the Obama administration well they only higher ups in the Obama administration by the secretary of energy for the president the last president perhaps the White House chief of staff.
It that -- -- uninteresting.
-- there's going to be an answer to all of us let me ask you this before we wrap.
Germany's now considering just abandoning all of its subsidies a spending a hundred billion dollars on so called marine energy.
Apparently thinking of the market can work -- better than even government in.
The European socialists nation of Germany.
Any quick reaction.
-- solar is never going to be a base load power supply.
And all the money in the Obama administration and all the subsidies are gonna make it that.
It does have a niche in it in hard to serve.
Areas where there's a lot of sun life.
And great advances have been made whether it's worth the investment -- the American taxpayer.
Is is a question that that is is worth asking.
Our I'm not anti seller but -- I think its days of -- these huge subsidies are coming to an end right.
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