Big Surprise: Solyndra Execs to Plead the Fifth at Congressional Hearing

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Geez, give them one of the biggest platforms they’ve ever had to promote the importance of continuing to support “green jobs” and clean energy even in the face of a few completely innocent pitfalls, and they clam up:

Solyndra LLC’s chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters.

In the letters sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, attorneys for Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W. G. Stover said they advised their clients not to provide testimony during the hearings.

The bankrupt company’s $535 million federal loan guarantee is being investigated by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Don’t worry about Solyndra execs — they’ve got the best lawyers your money can buy. However, I’m guessing the call to avoid testifying came from the White House as much as the execs’ lawyers.

In spite of all this, Bill Clinton says the “green” movement should be given more money.