At today’s House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing, “From DOE Loan Guarantee to FBI Raid: What Solyndra’s Executives Knew,” the witnesses, Solyndra President and CEO Brian Harrison and Solyndra VP and CFO W.G. Stover, invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to every question asked by Committee members. Harrison and Stover told the committee nothing about what Solyndra’s executives knew.
Nonetheless, the hearing spotlighted information that can only build public support for the Committee’s ongoing investigation.
I find myself not really caring about this story. Sure I’d like to know what they know, but them taking their constitutional right to keep their mouths shut is not a big deal to me. They have the right to not incriminate themselves. It does indicate that there probably was illegal activity, but if there was the investigation will uncover the facts. If one of them wants to talk that would be great, but I think in the end it will not be neccessary for them to speak at this time. So I can wait for the investigation to run it’s course.
It will run its course. Hopefully before November, 2012. We will see how it unfolds in the next 12 months.