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EXCLUSIVE: White House asked Clinton to talk to Sestak about Senate run
Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2010 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 05/28/2010 7:09:26 AM PDT by maggief

Senior White House advisers asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about whether he was serious about running for Senate, and to feel out whether he'd be open to other alternatives, according to sources familiar with the situation.

But the White House maintains that the Clinton-Sestak discussions were informal, according to the sources. The White House, under pressure to divulge the specifics of its interactions with Sestak, will release a formal statement later today outlining their version of events, including Clinton's involvement.

According to the sources, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel asked Clinton and his longtime adviser, lawyer Doug Band, to talk to Sestak about the race. It's unclear right now whether the White House will say that Clinton was asked to suggest specific administration positions for Sestak, whether Clinton floated positions on his own, whether Clinton discussed other options not related to the adminstration, or whether employment even came up at all in the talks.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: iwpredicts; sestak; sestakgate
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1 posted on 05/28/2010 7:09:26 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I smell a cover-up!


2 posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:50 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: maggief

So you add a middle man and that makes it legal?


3 posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:52 AM PDT by dalight
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To: maggief

Ha ha! Put Clinton under oath!!


4 posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:53 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: STARWISE; onyx; Liz; hoosiermama; penelopesire; mojitojoe

Holiday weekend news dump!


5 posted on 05/28/2010 7:11:04 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: maggief

Expect the 6 PM Memorial Day info dump.


6 posted on 05/28/2010 7:11:10 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: maggief

Throw bubba under the bus - reminds me of the film Throw Momma from the train.


7 posted on 05/28/2010 7:11:26 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: maggief

LOL...sounds like they came up with a smart pick when deciding who to blame it on. No harm done, it’s just our old buddy Bill Clinton.


8 posted on 05/28/2010 7:11:42 AM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: maggief

ooh ooh ooh

I’m gonna go get some popcorn and a comfy chair. This is gonna go on for a loooong time.

Ha, ha, ha - the Clintons wreak their revenge.


9 posted on 05/28/2010 7:11:52 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: smokingfrog

We already know Clinton is a liar.


10 posted on 05/28/2010 7:11:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: maggief

When you need someone to do the dirty work, call a professional. Slick Willie is so desperate to feel relevant that he may take up contract killing next.


11 posted on 05/28/2010 7:12:23 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Genoa
That doesn't work...

Sing with me..."This is pointer"...

12 posted on 05/28/2010 7:12:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Genoa
Ha ha! Put Clinton under oath!!

Like it's going to make a difference?

13 posted on 05/28/2010 7:12:30 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: smokingfrog

Can we impeach him again ?


14 posted on 05/28/2010 7:12:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: maggief

Maybe they’re trying to diminish Hillary’s hopes for a 2012 bid.


15 posted on 05/28/2010 7:12:46 AM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: ken5050

You might enjoy this. :)


16 posted on 05/28/2010 7:12:53 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: maggief

Obummer had lunch with Beelzebubba yesterday, or the day before. Hmmmm...


17 posted on 05/28/2010 7:13:01 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: Genoa

Uh-huh. All we need is another “depends on the meaning of ‘is’..is” moment.


18 posted on 05/28/2010 7:13:02 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: maggief

I think we now know why Sestak wouldn’t name the person who offered him a job to walk away.


19 posted on 05/28/2010 7:13:19 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Genoa



20 posted on 05/28/2010 7:13:21 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: smokingfrog

i smell diversion. Yes Clinton did talk to Sestak informally, but I bet theres also someoen else who talked to Sestak from the Obama admin with the job offer bribe

Obama will claim what they said were the truth, but of course half truth


21 posted on 05/28/2010 7:13:25 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Junior_G

“Maybe they’re trying to diminish Hillary’s hopes for a 2012 bid.”

Interesting, eh?


22 posted on 05/28/2010 7:13:46 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: maggief

OK think about this - this was a dumb move by Zero.

Here’s how I see it - who’s the only person that can ask an ex-president to do something? Hmmmmm?


23 posted on 05/28/2010 7:14:13 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SlowBoat407

Have we figured out what IS is yet? I’m not sure....


24 posted on 05/28/2010 7:14:28 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: chickadee

not sure Bill Clinton is willing to act as scapegoat for Obama


25 posted on 05/28/2010 7:14:29 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: maggief

I hope the whole lot of them end up in orange jumpsuits


26 posted on 05/28/2010 7:14:31 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Junior_G
Was he offered a job?

I guess it all depends on your definition of "offer"...

27 posted on 05/28/2010 7:14:35 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: maggief

we have lift off.

fasten seat belts, it could get a little bumpy.


28 posted on 05/28/2010 7:15:01 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Junior_G

Clinton is not going to sit still while Obama trashes his image. I just hope he (Big Bill) has his stuff together so that he looks and sounds like a statesman. I’m not so sure, though. He may have an early type of dementia from his heart surgery. He has exhibited erraticism in the past.


29 posted on 05/28/2010 7:15:22 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: smokingfrog

Hmmm ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2522706/posts

Sestak says White House has contacted his brother over job-offer allegation
Washington Post ^ | May 27 2010 | Paul Kane

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) said Thursday that his brother has spoken with White House officials about the congressman’s allegation that he was offered an Obama administration job if he would stay out of a Democratic Senate primary.

Sestak ran in, and won, that primary, defeating the White House’s preferred candidate, Sen. Arlen Specter.

He told reporters Thursday that he would not expand upon his prior statements until the White House releases its report on the matter. President Obama said in his news conference that such a report would come “shortly.”

Richard Sestak, the congressman’s brother, who has served as his top political adviser and campaign lawyer, spoke with administration officials Wednesday, Joe Sestak said.

“They got a hold of my brother on his cell phone, and he spoke to the White House . . . about what’s going to occur,” said Sestak, who said he expects the White House will release its information Friday. He declined to elaborate on his discussions with Richard.


30 posted on 05/28/2010 7:15:54 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

31 posted on 05/28/2010 7:15:55 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: 4rcane

I already posted a comment on that - but I agree totally with you. This is gonna go on for a while. Hence the comfy chair and the popcorn. Maybe even some cheese doodles.


32 posted on 05/28/2010 7:16:23 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: maggief

Are past presidents protected under the executive branch?


33 posted on 05/28/2010 7:16:42 AM PDT by Fred (We are all doomed)
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To: jimbo123
Damn....those horns just keep trying to pop out, don't they!

Leni

34 posted on 05/28/2010 7:16:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore" - 10/20/09 "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: maggief

clinton is not part of the white house...this is a cover up..that means sestak is a liar too.


35 posted on 05/28/2010 7:17:01 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

The Odinga Regime needs a bigger bus.


36 posted on 05/28/2010 7:17:05 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: maggief

Bubba has been selected to go under the bus?

Who believes this? Bubba cannot appoint anyone to any govt job - period.


37 posted on 05/28/2010 7:17:06 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: maggief

Sounds like they are digging a deeper hole with this whopper.


38 posted on 05/28/2010 7:17:13 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: maggief
Bush's Clinton's fault!

Same old song, second verse.
39 posted on 05/28/2010 7:17:36 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: maggief

Sooooooooooo, say it’s someone NOT in government and that makes it OK?/??/ Nice try, kids.


40 posted on 05/28/2010 7:17:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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Excellent, two turds one stone.


41 posted on 05/28/2010 7:18:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Genoa

He lies under oath,
so what good would that do?


42 posted on 05/28/2010 7:18:20 AM 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: maggief

Slick Willy to the rescue.


43 posted on 05/28/2010 7:18:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: maggief
Hillary to the rescue.

Dems look to Hillary for strategy when they need to get out of a scandal. She's throwing them a Bill-excuse to help them with this one.

44 posted on 05/28/2010 7:18:27 AM PDT by what's up
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To: maggief

Getting their alibis straight


45 posted on 05/28/2010 7:18:54 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: Edgar3

IRC, bambi met with bubba right before yesterday’s presser.

I cannot see bubba going out of his way to save bambi’s ass. But if it meant protecting Rahm, who knows?


46 posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:22 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: maggief
The talks were "informal"? What, like no neckties required? Informal like his unscheduled meetings with Monica?
So anything one says in an informal talk is not illegal?
I like mine with lots of butter.
47 posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:31 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: maggief
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48 posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:33 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: maggief
about what’s going to occur,”

This is interesting. It's almost like it's a PLAN of some kind. With players and scripts and timing and applause lines. SHIRLEY not.

49 posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:35 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: 4rcane

Obama probably gave Clinton money for his LIEbrary and Massage Parlor from “his stash” of slush funds from TARP!!


50 posted on 05/28/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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