Skip to comments.Sestak Case Deepens--Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?
Posted on 05/25/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT by Welshman007
U.S. Law states that it is a felony to offer a candidate for public office anything of substance, such as a job, in exchange for that candidate dropping out of a race. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak, who defeated Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senatorial nomination, claims the White House did exactly that.
In explaining the law on Fox Business Network's 'Happy Hour' program, Judge Andrew Napolitano stated,
Well the ramifications are potentially enormous. I mean to offer someone something of value in order to affect their official behavior as a member of Congress is a felony. We call it a bribe. To offer someone something of value to affect the outcome of an election is a felony. Each of those carries five years with them. The government has an affirmative obligation to investigate this.And Congressman Sestak who is a decent guy, we've all interviewed him. He sent you handwritten thank you notes after he was on your show, whether he agrees with you or not. Congressman Sestak has an obligation to tell the truth. Who offered him a job? What was the quid pro quo and what was the job? If he doesn't say that voluntarily a federal prosecutor should bring him before a grand jury and the grand jurors will inquire of his knowledge as we like to say.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
This morning Dick Morris said this is an impeachable offense. I doubt it, but I can dream.
Please, please, please get legs...
18 USC 211 - Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office
Whoever solicits or receives, either as a political contribution, or for personal emolument, any money or thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. Whoever solicits or receives any thing of value in consideration of aiding a person to obtain employment under the United States either by referring his name to an executive department or agency of the United States or by requiring the payment of a fee because such person has secured such employment shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. This section shall not apply to such services rendered by an employment agency pursuant to the written request of an executive department or agency of the United States.
Please, please, please get legs...
It is time for him to go.
Lets pray that we finally have Obummer. But I bet not! It will be a guy like Rambo or Axelrod to take the fall on this issue.
I have a Newspaper at my desk I use to taunt Liberal co-workers with.
Date: December 20, 1998
BIG Headline: CLINTON IMPEACHED
I would love to add one more Newspaper to my collection.
Presstitute Chuck Todd got his talking points ...
Rahm Emanuel and Chuck Todd want private time
By: Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
05/17/10 9:00 PM EDT
NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel were spotted at the Oval Room on Monday afternoon sitting down for lunch.
For a starter, both ordered white asparagus soup and then Todd went on to the tuna tartare and Emanuel went with a chicken Caesar salad. The restaurant manager told Yeas & Nays they specifically requested for an area where they could talk (away from the common folk, that is).
Its a lovely status symbol for both of them, a fellow member of the White House press corps told Yeas & Nays, noting most dont get the chance to dine casually with top administration officials.
Todd: Obama Offering Sestak Job No Different Than Cheney Offering Campaign Backing To Pawlenty
Wouldn’t it be funny if Spector not only lost his seat in the Senate, but ended up in jail if this goes to court. But think about it? Who would bring it to court? Surely not the Nobama administration.
will never happen...republicans will roll over first.
Yes. Buildings are always committing crimes without human involvement.
Those kind of guys don't take the fall . If either one is involved you can bet they observed the adage CYAWP . CYAWP = Cover your actions with paper .
This WH commits felonies all day long.
However, it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s some pissant like Sestak that ends up being BHO’s undoing rather than the obvious big stuff.
It was a feint to distract and distance Sestak from Obama so he could get the nomination. Otherwise, he would be forthcoming about who made the offer and what exactly it was. Withholding that information might make him an accessory.
There are only two options. Either he is an outright liar, or he is protecting a felon.
ya....no way will they let it go to court.
That's what the Independent Counsel statute is all about.
SESTAK ! YOU LIE !
How is this different from what Blago did in Illinois? Seems to be along the same lines to me.
It is impeachable, hell, the first article of impeachment that they were going to bring against Nixon was that he lied to the American public. The real problem is the need to control the house and senate with real conservatives and not just a bunch of RINOs in order to make it happen.
Translation - The other faction of the corrupt"Two-Party Cartel" will roll over first ( for the saving of the elites).
Didn’t Gibbs say yesterday that the White House had looked into it, and decided there was no offense, so they were not going to pursue it?
Don’t you people trust the PRESIDENT?
“Real” conservatives. ROFLMAO That will be about 2% of the vote. Can we convince everyone else to stay home?
The election in Murtha’s district shows how hopeless your hope really is.
Democrat Joe Sestak has proven himself to be someone that will work well on the Pelosi/Reid team.
We have a new kind of Republican(s) on the rise..... so after November, we may very well see this properly investigated and justice served.
LOL - I don’t trust any politician, least of all the “president”.
Impeach the foreigner!
Murtha’s district is one that has been overly democrat and corrupt for years. They fix elections. It won’t be easy but then throwing up one’s hands and declaring it hopeless and accepting a socialist dictatorship is the easier way to go. If you believe that only 2% of the national voting public is really conservative then one of us is delusional and I don’t think it is me.
Yep. Neither of them are beholden to Obama, and they're sure not going to go to the Gray Bar Hotel for him.
The old thinking of "the nation could never recover from an impeachment" is out the window after Clinton.
The democratization and corruption you point to is pretty common across the land. There was no need to fix this election when the opposition was running on a platform which would not win in any but a couple of districts. The opposition did better in Murtha’s last election than this special one.
Those whom YOU would consider conservative are a tiny minority of the electorate and the winners of Congressional elections clearly show this year after year.
Do YOU know of any Senators whom you consider to be conservative? Or more than a handful of Representatives? Or governors? Sarah is touted as a “conservative” but she is more of a populist than anything.
In fact the terminology “conservative” and “liberal” is all screwed up and means less with each passing day. I am happy to find a “patriot” to vote for much less anyone fitting those two defunct labels.
According to the media anyone not a raging communist and/or pervert is a “conservative”. And Vladmir Lenin is a “moderate.”
first the blogojevich debacle of selling O’s senate seat.....now this....where there is smoke there is fire......chitown politics are dirty and O is in the thick of it.
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