…that is, according to Ohio Congressman, Steven LaTourette’s documentation as he gives his Open Report today on the Hill, which was broadcast on C-SPAN. His Open Report was on the Chrysler bankruptcy, dealership liquidation, massive job loss, and he poses just a couple of questions: Who are these people on the Auto Task Force, and how were the decisions made?
The beginning of the video is fairly dull, but I implore you to stick with it. LaTourette outlines what happened and how Chrysler was intimidated, as reported previously by Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. The important part comes at the end: an email exchange between Matthew Feldman, attorney on the President’s Auto Task Force, and Robert Manzo, Chrysler restructuring expert. Manzo is basically pleading to further negotiate to prevent bankruptcy, but Feldman is having none of it. Here is the exchange:
Robert Manzo, Chrysler restructuring expert: “I hope you think it’s worth giving this one more shot.”
Matthew Feldman, attorney on the President’s Auto Task Force: “I’m now not talking to you. You went where you shouldn’t.”
Manzo: “Sorry. I didn’t mean to say the wrong thing and I obviously did. I was trying to make sure that if we had to contribute to the solution you knew we had some room. Sorry I did not realize the mistake!!”
Feldman: “It’s over. The President doesn’t negotiate second rounds. We’ve given and lent billions of dollars so your team could manage this properly….And now you’re telling me to bend over to a terrorist like Lauria? That’s B.S.”
Why is this information not being talked about? Why haven’t we heard about that email exchange? Why does the Obama administration consider Thomas Lauria a “terrorist?” Is it because Lauria was trying to just get a fair shake? Lauria is a Democrat!
A game of “Clue,” indeed. Who did what to whom and in which room? We know they used a hatchet, but I also want to know “who dunnit?” This administration is turning out to be the biggest of bullies that I’ve ever seen. Are we now living under old-time Mafia Dons? It sure feels like it.