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About that Sestak attempted bribe, White House says 'trust us!'
American Thinker ^ | 05/25/2010 | Rick Moran

Posted on 05/25/2010 7:26:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Or, as the LA Times Top of the Ticket blog puts it: "Obama White House probe of Obama White House finds no Obama White House impropriety on Sestak."

Peter Baker from the New York Times:

But the White House wants everyone who suspects that something untoward, or even illegal, might have happened to rest easy: though it still will not reveal what happened, the White House is reassuring skeptics that it has examined its own actions and decided it did nothing wrong. Whatever it was that it did.

"Lawyers in the White House and others have looked into conversations that were had with Congressman Sestak," Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said Sunday on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "And nothing inappropriate happened."

"Improper or not, did you offer him a job in the administration?" asked the host, Bob Schieffer.

"I'm not going to get further into what the conversations were," Mr. Gibbs replied. "People that have looked into them assure me that they weren't inappropriate in any way."

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the "trust us" response from the White House has not exactly put the matter to rest. With Mr. Sestak's victory over Mr. Specter in last week's primary, the questions have returned with intensity, only to remain unanswered. Mr. Gibbs deflected questions 13 times at a White House briefing last week just two days after the primary. Mr. Sestak, a retired admiral, has reaffirmed his assertion without providing any details, like who exactly offered what job.

You will recall that this is exactly the same way the White House handled allegations about their role in the selling of Obama's senate seat that led to the impeachment of Rod Blagojevich. A "thorough" internal review by the White House was conducted and they, in effect, cleared themselves of wrongdoing.

Of course, at that time, the press was willing to go along with Obama. Will they today?

There doesn't appear to be any urgency from the media to get to the bottom of this story. This leads one to believe that any ideas we might have entertained that the press was falling out of love with the president were greatly exaggerated.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bribe; obama; sestak; whitehouse

1 posted on 05/25/2010 7:26:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Trust is not a word to ever be uttered by these thugs. It’s like trusting the Gestapo to protect you.


2 posted on 05/25/2010 7:28:17 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chuck Todd was really defensive of O and media this am on Morning Joe, he said Slestack simply heard wrong.


3 posted on 05/25/2010 7:28:29 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Just curious, why does Rush call Chuck Todd “F Chuck Todd”?


4 posted on 05/25/2010 7:30:40 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

And the MSM socialists gladly defend Obama. They are the Obama defense team. happily parroting the White House ‘spin’ daily.


5 posted on 05/25/2010 7:32:12 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: SeekAndFind

Nixon could have skated on the whole Watergate thing. Could have called an internal investigation, waited a few months, and then announced that nothing inappropriate happened.


6 posted on 05/25/2010 7:33:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s the special prosecutor?


7 posted on 05/25/2010 7:33:34 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: SeekAndFind

Trust me officer. I have reviewed my speedometer and I can assure you that I never went over 55.


8 posted on 05/25/2010 7:34:18 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Chuck Todd was really defensive of O and media this am on Morning Joe, he said Slestack simply heard wrong.”

I saw that. Dumb Chuck was getting pretty animated. Chuck the commie was really reaching, going for Bush administration equivalencies, which there were none, and then playing the game of supposing what really happened, rather than asking tough questions.

Dumb Chuck really rankled at the suggestion that the State Controlled Media wasn’t investigating this with vigor, as they would have if it were the Bush administration. Joe then let Chuck off the hook by saying Chuck was digging, but no one else was!

It was disgusting.


9 posted on 05/25/2010 7:36:15 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Poison Pill
I have reviewed my speedometer and I can assure you that I never went over 55.

Here in bankrupt New York, some people are complaining that they have been ticketed on a HIGHWAY for going just 5 miles over the speed limit.

The Police are acting as proxy tax collectors now.
10 posted on 05/25/2010 7:36:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The parallels to Blagojevich are startling. Why isn't BO being charged with attempted bribery???

Yeah, I already know . . .
11 posted on 05/25/2010 7:36:50 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
he said Slestack simply heard wrong.

Unless we have audio tapes to proce it, I'm afraid its a he said, he said thing.

Either way, we can be sure of one thing --- ONE OF THEM IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.
12 posted on 05/25/2010 7:38:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: brownsfan
Yeah, but John Meacham e-mailed Joe with the question about the parallel between Blago and this.l

This is not going to go away. The press is beginning to turn against 0.
13 posted on 05/25/2010 7:41:21 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Think about this. Either the Obama people offered Sestak the job as SecNav, or the Democratic candidate for Senate from Pa. is an out and out liar who concocted a phony story to defeat Specter.There is no middle ground here.

Also, this supposedly competent cabal in the White House allowed Sestak to repeatedly make this claim throughout the primary campaign without response, now finds irtself having to defend by calling its Senate candidate a liar. Yup the nation is in competent hands alright.

14 posted on 05/25/2010 7:43:42 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (Never compromise with evil! Ee film was thatven in the face of Armageddon!! Rorshach)
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To: SeekAndFind
Democrats LOVE corruption as long as it's their side perpetrating it. Which it usually is.

They'd be squealing like stuck pigs if the shoe were on the other foot. And we all know it.

15 posted on 05/25/2010 7:44:24 AM PDT by Bullish (Light skinned with no negro dialect (unless I want one))
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To: TornadoAlley3
Chuck Todd was really defensive of O and media this am on Morning Joe, he said Slestack simply heard wrong.

It looks like Todd "mis-spoke" because the story out from the White House is:

But the White House wants everyone who suspects that something untoward, or even illegal, might have happened to rest easy: though it still will not reveal what happened, the White House is reassuring skeptics that it has examined its own actions and decided it did nothing wrong. Whatever it was that it did.

So, Todd better get it straight...it is Not that Slestack heard wrong. After all, the administration would not want to confuse the public, and cloudy up all the water with different excuses on this subject. After all, this is a TRANSPARENT Administration, LOL.

16 posted on 05/25/2010 7:45:40 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: SeekAndFind

Either way, it shold completely nullify Sestak’s senate run. If he’s telling the truth bash him for being involved in an illegal scheme. If he’s lying then call him on that.


17 posted on 05/25/2010 7:46:17 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: Free America52
like Chuck U Schumer...to avoid FCC penalty:)
18 posted on 05/25/2010 7:49:00 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


19 posted on 05/25/2010 7:49:09 AM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: SeekAndFind

White House says ‘trust us. LOL


20 posted on 05/25/2010 7:51:33 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind
Laugh of the day---" White House says 'trust us!"

Right up there with "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

vaudine

21 posted on 05/25/2010 8:08:26 AM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: SeekAndFind

at the very least,the White House should allow for an independent inquiry by a neutral entity........sorry ,lost my head there for a second.I forgot there is no such thing in D.C.


22 posted on 05/25/2010 8:17:57 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned automobile is STILL A USED CAR!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
To trust satan is to turn ones soul from GOD... I will never believe anything out of this administration.

LLS

23 posted on 05/25/2010 8:25:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kenya Trust Him?

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!


24 posted on 05/25/2010 8:36:19 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: SeekAndFind
There doesn't appear to be any urgency from the media to get to the bottom of this story.

There are at least a million Pulitzer Prizes out there waiting for someone, anyone with the desire to achieve immortality, to step up to the plate and become the next "Real American Idol! Are they all brainwashed? Are they all Communists? God save the Republic.

25 posted on 05/25/2010 8:43:23 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind
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But the White House is reassuring skeptics that it has examined its own actions and decided it did nothing wrong.

This is such a nightmare for America.

We are in desperate times.

26 posted on 05/25/2010 8:49:32 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

“WE THE PEOPLE” must keep the pressure on... the will succumb to the heat.... eventually.


27 posted on 05/25/2010 9:11:52 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Free America52

Its humor relating, I’m almost sure, to F Scott Fitzgerald and likening Todd who wants to be relative...

His actual is Todd,Chuck D (NBC Universal)

Bet you are wondering how I knew that.

I just happened to have occasion to write him and have in my hand his reply in which he asks that I “Stay in touch”... “keep my feet to the fire”. In Blue!

I wrote him about his friend Gibbs. Advised him that he needs to tell his friend Gibbs to Put A Sock In It!

I still can’t believe he wrote back...


28 posted on 05/25/2010 12:20:25 PM PDT by widdle_wabbit
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To: SeekAndFind
Are these the same White House lawyers who reviewed the tapes between the White House and Rod Blagojevich and determined that there was nothing wrong?

-PJ

29 posted on 05/25/2010 12:24:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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