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Sestak Case Deepens--Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?
Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/25/2010 | Anthony G. Martin

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 ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: benedictarlen; bhocorruption; bhofail; bhofelony; bribe; chicagopolitics; cultureofcorruption; dnccorruption; doj4dnc; dojcorruption; dojisajoke; noaccountability; nofairness; nohonesty; nojustice; obamadministration; obamascandals; payforplay; payoff; payola; sestak

1 posted on 05/25/2010 9:13:21 AM PDT by Welshman007
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To: Welshman007

This morning Dick Morris said this is an impeachable offense. I doubt it, but I can dream.


2 posted on 05/25/2010 9:14:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Welshman007

Please, please, please get legs...


3 posted on 05/25/2010 9:15:38 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Welshman007

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.


4 posted on 05/25/2010 9:15:54 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29.)
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To: Welshman007

Please, please, please get legs...


5 posted on 05/25/2010 9:16:01 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: ilovesarah2012
Well, it certainly is an impeachable offense. We'll see if anyone has the character or fortitude to follow it up. Like you, I doubt it.
6 posted on 05/25/2010 9:17:00 AM PDT by refreshed
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To: ilovesarah2012

It is time for him to go.


7 posted on 05/25/2010 9:17:36 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)
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To: refreshed
TRANSPARENCY
8 posted on 05/25/2010 9:18:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Welshman007

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.


9 posted on 05/25/2010 9:19:54 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: Welshman007
Don't be silly. Our Community-Organizer-in-Chief would no more commit a crime than his Justice Department would ignore voter intimidation. They are too pure and idealistic for such conduct.


10 posted on 05/25/2010 9:20:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Welshman007

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.


11 posted on 05/25/2010 9:20:15 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Welshman007

Presstitute Chuck Todd got his talking points ...

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/blogs/yeas-and-nays/Sightings_-Rahm-Emanuel-and-Chuck-Todd-want-private-time-93984589.html

Rahm Emanuel and Chuck Todd want private time
By: Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
Washington Examiner
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).

“It’s a lovely status symbol for both of them,” a fellow member of the White House press corps told Yeas & Nays, noting most don’t get the chance to dine casually with top administration officials.

(snip)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2520704/posts

Todd: Obama Offering Sestak Job No Different Than Cheney Offering Campaign Backing To Pawlenty


12 posted on 05/25/2010 9:23:32 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: Welshman007

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.


13 posted on 05/25/2010 9:23:53 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: BreezyDog

will never happen...republicans will roll over first.


14 posted on 05/25/2010 9:23:53 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Welshman007
Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?

Yes. Buildings are always committing crimes without human involvement.

15 posted on 05/25/2010 9:23:57 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: ncfool
It will be a guy like Rambo or Axelrod to take the fall on this issue.

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 .

16 posted on 05/25/2010 9:24:17 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Welshman007

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.


17 posted on 05/25/2010 9:24:22 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Welshman007

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.


18 posted on 05/25/2010 9:24:47 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: DallasDeb

ya....no way will they let it go to court.


19 posted on 05/25/2010 9:26:12 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Welshman007
Nothing will happen. King Obama and his empire is exempt from the law.
20 posted on 05/25/2010 9:27:18 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: DallasDeb
Who would bring it to court? Surely not the Nobama administration.

That's what the Independent Counsel statute is all about.

21 posted on 05/25/2010 9:29:51 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: newheart
Either he is an outright liar, or he is protecting a felon.

SESTAK ! YOU LIE !

22 posted on 05/25/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Welshman007

How is this different from what Blago did in Illinois? Seems to be along the same lines to me.


23 posted on 05/25/2010 9:41:47 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


24 posted on 05/25/2010 9:47:59 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: dalebert
will never happen...republicans will roll over first.

Translation - The other faction of the corrupt"Two-Party Cartel" will roll over first ( for the saving of the elites).

25 posted on 05/25/2010 9:52:01 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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?


26 posted on 05/25/2010 9:58:17 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: RJS1950

“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.


27 posted on 05/25/2010 9:59:14 AM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Welshman007

Democrat Joe Sestak has proven himself to be someone that will work well on the Pelosi/Reid team.


28 posted on 05/25/2010 10:00:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: Welshman007

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.


29 posted on 05/25/2010 10:05:39 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: NEMDF

LOL - I don’t trust any politician, least of all the “president”.


30 posted on 05/25/2010 10:11:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Welshman007

Impeach the foreigner!


31 posted on 05/25/2010 10:14:23 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Welshman007
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32 posted on 05/25/2010 12:06:58 PM PDT by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: arrogantsob

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.


33 posted on 05/25/2010 12:23:36 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kbennkc
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.

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.

34 posted on 05/25/2010 1:27:29 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: RJS1950

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.”


35 posted on 05/25/2010 8:42:59 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Welshman007

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.


36 posted on 05/25/2010 8:45:42 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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