White House’s Fishy Donor Move

    WASHINGTON - JULY 11: In this handout provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama meets with staff to discuss ongoing efforts to find a balanced approach to the debt limit and deficit reduction, in the Oval Office July 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama also discussed the ongoing budget and debit limit negotiations with Congressional Republicans and Democrats.  (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Image #: 14295826    Philip Falcone, CEO, CIO, and Senior Managing Director of Harbinger Capital Partners speaks at the 16th annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York May 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)       Reuters /JESSICA RINALDI /LANDOV

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    One week ago, Air Force Gen. William Shelton interrupted a classified briefing to Pentagon lawmakers to say the Obama administration had pressured him to make his testimony more favorable to a company linked to a prominent Democratic donor. Officials say Shelton’s prepared testimony was leaked in advance to the satellite broadband company, Lightsquared. “There was an attempt to influence the text of the testimony and to engage LightSquared in the process in order to bias his testimony,” said Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH). Now, Republicans are raising questions about whether the Obama administration is interfering in routine government matters which could potentially affect fundraisers. The FBI and House committee are already investigating a federal loan to a now failed solar firm that is linked to an Obama fundraiser.

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