Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: White House asked Clinton to talk to Sestak about Senate run
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.
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I smell a cover-up!
So you add a middle man and that makes it legal?
Ha ha! Put Clinton under oath!!
Holiday weekend news dump!
Expect the 6 PM Memorial Day info dump.
Throw bubba under the bus - reminds me of the film Throw Momma from the train.
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.
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.
We already know Clinton is a liar.
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.
Sing with me..."This is pointer"...
Like it's going to make a difference?
Can we impeach him again ?
Maybe they’re trying to diminish Hillary’s hopes for a 2012 bid.
You might enjoy this. :)
Obummer had lunch with Beelzebubba yesterday, or the day before. Hmmmm...
Uh-huh. All we need is another “depends on the meaning of ‘is’..is” moment.
I think we now know why Sestak wouldn’t name the person who offered him a job to walk away.
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
“Maybe theyre trying to diminish Hillarys hopes for a 2012 bid.”
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?
Have we figured out what IS is yet? I’m not sure....
not sure Bill Clinton is willing to act as scapegoat for Obama
I hope the whole lot of them end up in orange jumpsuits
I guess it all depends on your definition of "offer"...
we have lift off.
fasten seat belts, it could get a little bumpy.
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.
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.
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.
Are past presidents protected under the executive branch?
clinton is not part of the white house...this is a cover up..that means sestak is a liar too.
The Odinga Regime needs a bigger bus.
Bubba has been selected to go under the bus?
Who believes this? Bubba cannot appoint anyone to any govt job - period.
Sounds like they are digging a deeper hole with this whopper.
Sooooooooooo, say it’s someone NOT in government and that makes it OK?/??/ Nice try, kids.
Excellent, two turds one stone.
He lies under oath,
so what good would that do?
Slick Willy 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.
Getting their alibis straight
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?
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.
Obama probably gave Clinton money for his LIEbrary and Massage Parlor from “his stash” of slush funds from TARP!!