It has just come to my attention that the white house has refused to comply with the subpoena sent by the Congress regarding Solyndra. My understanding of the Constitution and of Anderson v. Dunn,Wilkinson v. United States, and Eastland v. United States Servicemen's Fund, says that the Congress is now empowered to arrest the offenders and 'haul' them in to answer for themselves.
With that said, a set of questions to which I do not know the answer:
1) Can a sitting President be 'arrested' for contempt of Congress under these circumstances?
2) What about his entire administration? Aren't those responsible for this response letter now in direct, notorious contempt of this 112th Congress?
3) The President, to my knowledge, has not claimed executive privilege, doesn't this make him vulnerable on this issue?
4) Doesn't this technically trigger a Constitutional crisis? I am thinking specifically of the lack of precedence related to the executive branch giving Congress the finger.
Alright Ricochet, am I witnessing the beginnings of a major crisis?