November 4, 2011

Politico: House panel votes to subpoena W.H. Solyndra documents

The House Energy and Commerce's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee voted to subpoena internal White House documents related to Solyndra, the bankrupt, California-based solar company.

According to Politico, House Democrats and President Obama's lawyers tried preventing the subpoena, but Republicans pushed on, claiming their requests for Solyndra materials have been denied since Obama's first year in office.

The subpoena requests a variety of information, from messages with past Obama Administration members Rahm Emanuel and Larry Summers to the President's Blackberry messages.

So far, the subcommittee has received over 80,000 Solyndra-related documents from the Department of Energy. Politico didn't state when the White House will deliver their documents to the subcommittee.