“The Administration should have disclosed these emails directly to Congress and the American people. The Department of Energy failed to produce many of these emails, but the Committee received them from other sources.”
“The report discloses widespread management failures within the hierarchy of the Justice Department. The Justice Department has yet to evaluate these management issues and implement structural changes to prevent another disaster like Operation Fast and Furious from occurring.”
CompleteColorado.com has obtained emails that seem to directly contradict Plouffe’s answer, and also challenge the President’s notion that the DOE’s loan decisions were universally autonomous within the agency.
“Not only was the program poorly thought-out, mismanaged and dysfunctional, but it served as a slush fund to reward friends of the Obama Administration. Millions of dollars went to groups like the National Council of La Raza, the Blue Green Alliance and the US Steelworkers union.”
“This lack of transparency raises questions about the motives behind the Administration’s apparent reluctance to inform Congress and the public about its regulatory plans. Due to the impending election, it does raise concerns that the Administration is holding back this information…”
“The Committee is also concerned that DOE may have similarly failed to protect taxpayers in the case of other companies that obtained DOE loans and then restructured those agreements to attract outside capital,” Issa wrote.
“The Libyan rights activist who was highlighted by the Obama administration in news accounts as having not been ‘publicly associated with the U.S.’ until the Oversight Committee released documents had actually been brought to the U.S. in December 2011 by the State Department and her trip is highlighted on the Internet.”
“Information supplied to the committee by senior officials demonstrates that not only did the administration repeatedly reject requests for increased security despite escalating violence, but it also systematically decreased existing security to dangerous and ineffective levels.”
“Since GAO experts testified the Demonstration’s design makes it impossible for the project to ‘demonstrate anything,’ we are concerned that the only plausible explanation for the Demonstration is that you decided to… temporarily cover up ObamaCare’s large cuts to the 13 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage…”
“The Obama Administration’s argument should trouble Americans who believe the President and the Federal government are not above the law.”