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Friday News Dump: White House Had Advanced Warning on Solyndra Lay-offs

The White House on Friday sent more internal documents to Republicans investigating the $535 million loan guarantee to failed solar firm Solyndra, arguing that the cache of emails should satisfy GOP investigators.

The emails show senior White House aides discussing the need to coordinate messaging with the Energy Department and others ahead of Solyndra layoffs that occurred in early November 2010.

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have been pressuring the White House for weeks to release more Solyndra documents, after officials provided about 135 pages of emails in response to a GOP subpoena.

The newly released documents will likely provide fodder for the ongoing, months-long Republican investigation into the loan guarantee. House Republicans have signaled that they intend to make it a top political priority when Congress returns next week.

The White House sent 66 additional pages of documents to the committee Friday in an effort to quell persistent Republican allegations that the administration approved the Solyndra loan guarantee for political reasons.

Read more at The Hill.

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