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Top Obama adviser says ‘no evidence’ that Sestak’s bribe charge is true
dailycaller.com ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jon Ward

Posted on 05/25/2010 1:08:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Senior adviser to the president David Axelrod said Monday evening that there is “no evidence” that White House officials tried to keep a Democratic congressman from entering the Pennsylvania Senate race by offering him a high-ranking government job.

“When the allegations were made, they were looked into. And there was no evidence of such a thing,” Axelrod said on CNN’s “John King USA.”

Axelrod acknowledged that if White House officials dangled a job in front of Rep. Joe Sestak’s face to keep him away from challenging incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter, that would “constitute a serious breach of the law.”

Axelrod also acknowledged that there were “conversations” involving White House officials and Sestak, but said that those had been “looked at” by White House lawyers and “their conclusion was that it was perfect — the conversations were perfectly appropriate.”

The president’s adviser would not say who was involved in the conversations, but promised: “I don’t think that any questions will be left unanswered on this.”

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KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; bribe; obama; payola; sestak; thechicagoway; transparency
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1 posted on 05/25/2010 1:08:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Top Obama adviser says ‘no evidence’ that Sestak’s bribe charge is true”

Clinton parsing: its true be we have gotten all the proof out of the way.


2 posted on 05/25/2010 1:09:19 PM PDT by edcoil (I cannot fix stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ok folks, you heard it right from the White House. Sestak’s is a liar.

Scream it from the rooftops.


3 posted on 05/25/2010 1:10:00 PM PDT by dila813
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To: edcoil

Admission by one of the parties involved that a job was offered isn’t “evidence?”


4 posted on 05/25/2010 1:10:28 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OK, Pat. A hanging curve-ball doesn't get any juicier than this one: The White House says Joe Sestak is a liar. Hit it out of the park, please.
5 posted on 05/25/2010 1:10:54 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The Oxford English Dictionary has no entry for disrespected.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Either Sestak is lying or the Obama administration is.....we’ll see.


6 posted on 05/25/2010 1:11:05 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So Sestak lied and needs to come clean before the election....hold your breath Admiral you are being called a liar....speak up and file a complaint or you will end up under the proverbial bus.


7 posted on 05/25/2010 1:11:27 PM PDT by colonialhk (Elect Veterans not Lawyers)
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To: FredZarguna

You think the guilty would say yes we did it!!!!


8 posted on 05/25/2010 1:11:45 PM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When you get to decide what is true and what isn’t, there is always “no evidence.”


9 posted on 05/25/2010 1:11:57 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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Give me a f*ing break, Axelrod, Holder, DOJ. You commie slime.


10 posted on 05/25/2010 1:12:10 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: BookaT

The “inquiry” consisted of making sure any memoranda of the call were erased, burned and the person who memorialized it was given a photograph of Ft Marcy Park.


11 posted on 05/25/2010 1:12:30 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The president’s adviser would not say who was involved in the conversations, but promised: “I don’t think that any questions will be left unanswered on this.”

No questions unanswered...all denied.

Barry-bonics.

12 posted on 05/25/2010 1:12:56 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: BookaT

Not for dem’s.


13 posted on 05/25/2010 1:12:59 PM PDT by edcoil (I cannot fix stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And of course Davey wouldn’t even THINK about lying!


14 posted on 05/25/2010 1:13:35 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then either the 0bama admin is lying, or Quid Pro Joe Sleestak is lying...


15 posted on 05/25/2010 1:14:03 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: colonialhk

I hope Sestak has tapes! If not, the bus not only road over him but backed over him to be sure.


16 posted on 05/25/2010 1:14:18 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“When the allegations were made, they were looked into..."

Who looked into them, specifically? Names? What dates were the investigation begun and concluded? Were there notes or any documentation to the investigation? When will they be made public?

17 posted on 05/25/2010 1:15:12 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No evidence...that survived.


18 posted on 05/25/2010 1:15:46 PM PDT by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Axelrod acknowledged that if White House officials dangled a job in front of Rep. Joe Sestak’s face to keep him away from challenging incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter, that would “constitute a serious breach of the law.”

Axelgrease's job is to keep friction out of the white house. He descended from snake oil salesmen.

19 posted on 05/25/2010 1:15:47 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Uh huh... yeah sure... you smell like brimstone axlebreath.

LLS

20 posted on 05/25/2010 1:16:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How’s that bus undercarriage lookin’ Sestak?

The President of the U.S. is calling the Democrat candidate for PA senate a liar. Gotta love it!


21 posted on 05/25/2010 1:17:31 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would Sestak “lie” about a thing like that?


22 posted on 05/25/2010 1:18:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Mannaggia l'America

Sounds like a win-win situation to me.


23 posted on 05/25/2010 1:18:26 PM PDT by marlon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would you buy a used car from David Axelrod? He even looks like a shyster.


24 posted on 05/25/2010 1:18:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In the words of Hussein, or was it Bart (or OJ) Simpson:

“I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, you can’t prove anything”.


25 posted on 05/25/2010 1:19:10 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Either Sestak is lying or the allegations are true. There is no third choice.

White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races

For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code.

The jobs in question? Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from Senate challenges to two sitting United States Senators, both Democrats supported by President Obama. The Senators are Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Michael Bennet in Colorado.

Did Obama Offer Sestak A Bribe?

Michele Bachmann's Comments On Larry King Live Send Denver Columnist Into Near-Seizure
(Obama’s attempt to persuade Representative Jim Matheson to change his vote on Obama-care)


26 posted on 05/25/2010 1:19:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, Axelrod is calling Sestak a liar. Hmmmm, interesting.


27 posted on 05/25/2010 1:19:45 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It's not the crime that kills you, it's the cover-up." --Richard Milhaus Nixon
28 posted on 05/25/2010 1:19:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this that same kooky administration that knew nothing about Air Force Once circling over NYC??!!

I thought these guys had Blackberrys and Twitter?


29 posted on 05/25/2010 1:20:13 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It all depends on what the meaning of the word “evidence” is.


30 posted on 05/25/2010 1:20:19 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Your Ministry of Truth reminds you that there is nothing to see here. Return to your cubicles.


31 posted on 05/25/2010 1:20:24 PM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is Sestack a liar?

Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?

Does a 20 pound bag of flour make a really big biscuit?

Is Ed “Too tall” Jones really too tall?


32 posted on 05/25/2010 1:20:38 PM PDT by erod
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Al Gore used the phrase “ No controlling legal authority” when he got caught taking money from nuns who had taken vows of poverty........

There is NOT a single Rat on this Earth that will tell the truth.


33 posted on 05/25/2010 1:20:48 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: TigersEye

the wolf says that the fox was not trying to get into the hen house.... What are we that stupid?


34 posted on 05/25/2010 1:22:08 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sestak's a liar! Here, let me tee one up for you...


35 posted on 05/25/2010 1:22:20 PM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He said, she said.

Sure would be funny if there was a recording somehow.

36 posted on 05/25/2010 1:22:42 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sestak's a liar! Here, let me tee one up for you...


37 posted on 05/25/2010 1:22:46 PM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: erod

Is he a liar vs did he lie in this case...


38 posted on 05/25/2010 1:24:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My son and I were the only customers eating a late lunch at a mom and pop Italian restaurant one afternoon. The owner and another younger man were seated a few booths away but across the aisle. They were speaking rather heatedly going back and forth between English and Italian.
The older man, who was the owner, kept assuring the younger one he would be fine. “If they don’t got no evidence you was there, they got nothing on you”.
My son and I ate quickly and made a hasty retreat. We have often wondered what cover-up we were witnessing adn wished we had spoken Italian.

This seems like the same sort of thing. Axelrod isn’t denying the offer, but that there is any evidence to support the claim.


39 posted on 05/25/2010 1:24:18 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Mouton

It is a felony they need to file a complaint...with the AG directly and publicly...He can join the Scooter Libby club of sacrificial lamb...special prosecutor now!


40 posted on 05/25/2010 1:26:28 PM PDT by colonialhk (Elect Veterans not Lawyers)
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To: kalee

so there not say it’s not true, just that there is not evidence to prove it’s true


41 posted on 05/25/2010 1:26:41 PM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, I believe he did not have sex with that congressman, not one time, now let him go back to doing the business of the American people.

Oh, I mean he did not offer that congressman a job to quit the race for senate.


42 posted on 05/25/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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Let’s encourage Axelrod and Sestak to fight it out.


43 posted on 05/25/2010 1:28:19 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We all know Obamaman lies.


44 posted on 05/25/2010 1:28:54 PM PDT by billuk1
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To: DallasDeb

I don’t think so. He is not denying that an offer was made just that there is evidence to support the claim of the offer.
Lawyer or Mafia speak.


45 posted on 05/25/2010 1:28:56 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: dila813

Right. Who’s lying? Sestak or the WH?


46 posted on 05/25/2010 1:29:02 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It is true that lying is a prerequisite for any democrat seeking public office. Being gay or having an affair with a person of either sex (no minimum age requirements too) or any kind of animal are definite resume enhancers and add five points in internal party polling.

First Blumenthal, then Axelrod, Seatrak, and of course the bamster. And the hits just keep on comming

Talk about a culture of corruption.

47 posted on 05/25/2010 1:30:54 PM PDT by skimask ("To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These guys are probably getting smarter after Blago was caught, but it’s the exact same Chicago game.


48 posted on 05/25/2010 1:31:03 PM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: Mouton

He’ll probably get some other bribe from the WH to take back his first claim, just say that he misspoke. He misunderstood and/or mischaracterized a conversation someone had with him. He will end up skating through without a scratch to him or 0bama.


49 posted on 05/25/2010 1:31:19 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“I don’t think that any questions will be left unanswered on this.”

Yeah, they take no questions so they have to provide no answers as usual!

50 posted on 05/25/2010 1:34:08 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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