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White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run
Washington Post ^ | May 28 2010 | Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker

Posted on 05/28/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT by malkee

At the urging of the Obama White House, former President Bill Clinton asked Rep. Joe Sestak whether he would abandon his plans to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary if given an unpaid, advisory position, according to a White House counsel report issued Friday morning.

Clinton made the inquiries on behalf of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel last summer, as Sestak began his challenge of Specter, a former Republican who had switched parties, White House Counsel Bob Bauer wrote. Obama publicly backed Specter's reelection bid over Sestak, who remained in the primary and defeated the veteran senator this month.

Bauer concluded that nothing improper had taken place and that "allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and lack a basis in the law." Contrary to allegations by many conservative pundits, Bauer found that Sestak had not been offered the position of secretary of the Navy. Bauer concluded that discussions about "alternatives" to a Senate campaign by Sestake were proper.

"The Democratic Party leadership had a legitimate interest in averting a divisive primary fight and a similarly legitimate concern about the Congressman vacating his seat in the House," Bauer wrote. "There have been numerous, reported instances in the past when prior Administrations -- both Democratic and Republican, and motivated by the same goals -- discussed alternative paths to service. . . . Such discussions are fully consistent with the relevant law and ethical requirements."

Sestak declined to answer questions about White House revelations involving Clinton and Emanuel.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bubba; clintoon; corrupt; despots; fubo; lyingcriminals; obama; sestak; sestakgate; sestakobama; sleaze
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Somewhere there is supposedly a videotape of Joe Scarborough asking Sestak about the job where he admits it was Secretary of the Navy.Let's hope someone finds it.
1 posted on 05/28/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT by malkee
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To: malkee

liar consults liar to tell a lie


2 posted on 05/28/2010 11:01:00 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: malkee

How long before Rahmbo falls on his sword?


3 posted on 05/28/2010 11:05:06 AM PDT by sono ("Everything government touches turns to crap." Ringo Starr.)
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To: Doogle

Yeah! It is pathetic.

What’s that game thing .... 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon or something.


4 posted on 05/28/2010 11:06:14 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: malkee

What is the count for appointment of an independent counsel on this compared to so called “plamegate” and other Dem trumped up alleged Bush/Republican scandals?


5 posted on 05/28/2010 11:06:16 AM PDT by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: malkee

“...unpaid, advisory position...”

Oh come off it, WP. If we were that stupid we’d have voted for your clown-O-dent.


6 posted on 05/28/2010 11:07:16 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: malkee

Just to let y’all know....the Post had a link beneath the word “revelations” in the final sentence posted above.

That link is now gone. In it, it said that Sestak replied that he was only interested in what was good for Pennsylvanians. It’s now been replaced with this:

“I said no,” Sestak wrote, adding that “the former President said he knew I’d say that and the conversation moved on to other subjects.”


7 posted on 05/28/2010 11:07:22 AM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: malkee

Everything these people say is a lie.


8 posted on 05/28/2010 11:09:08 AM PDT by detective
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To: malkee

“Moves on to other subjects”... like, “You have a nice cat. Sure would hate to see something happen to her? Doesn’t your daughter play at Ft Marcy Park playground? Doesn’t your son want to get into Annapolis?......”


9 posted on 05/28/2010 11:10:08 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Doogle
liar consults liar to tell a lie

Dead on balls accurate description.

10 posted on 05/28/2010 11:10:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: sono

Rahm falling on HIS sword? I don’t think so.


11 posted on 05/28/2010 11:11:36 AM PDT by twigs
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To: malkee

asked Rep. Joe Sestak whether he would abandon his plans to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary if given an unpaid, advisory position>>>>>>>

UNPAID! Yeah right lol lol sure...... Unpaid means a nothing appointment. This version is a complete lie


12 posted on 05/28/2010 11:12:01 AM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: malkee

We’ve got to take politics out of politics.


13 posted on 05/28/2010 11:12:53 AM PDT by Riodacat (Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: malkee

Just read my tagline


14 posted on 05/28/2010 11:13:29 AM PDT by two23 (Everything about them is a lie)
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To: sono

Maybe that was why he was crying at the Kotel.


15 posted on 05/28/2010 11:14:21 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: malkee

Asked ???????????$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ The Bent one does nothing for free,This also makes him a party to the crime.


16 posted on 05/28/2010 11:15:00 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: sono

Rahm won’t fall on his sword for anyone; doing so implies fortitude. In this instance he has, in all appearances, stepped on his d**k.


17 posted on 05/28/2010 11:15:50 AM PDT by La.daddyrabbit (Obama, those 2.5 million new jobs you created/ saved, are they hand or blow?)
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To: La.daddyrabbit

From Meet the Depressed ...

MR. GREGORY: All right, but you’ve campaigned on transparency. It’s part of the politics. You talked about standing up to the White House when they’d fielded a candidate–made a deal with Arlen Specter. So isn’t it in the–in the spirit of transparency, were you offered a job by the administration? And what was it?

REP. SESTAK: I learned, as I mentioned, about that personal accountability in the Navy.

MR. GREGORY: Yeah.

REP. SESTAK: I felt I needed to answer that question honestly because I was personally accountable for my role in the matter.

MR. GREGORY: What’s the answer? What’s the job you were offered?

REP. SESTAK: And–but anybody else has to decide for themselves what to say upon their role, and that’s their responsibility.

MR. GREGORY: Yes or no, straightforward question. Were you, were you offered a job, and what was the job?

REP. SESTAK: I was offered a job, and I answered that.

MR. GREGORY: You said no, you wouldn’t take the job. Was it the secretary of the Navy?

REP. SESTAK: Right. And I also said, “Look, I’m getting into this…

MR. GREGORY: Was it the secretary of the Navy job?

REP. SESTAK: Anything that go–goes beyond that is others–for others to talk about.

http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2010/05/24/joe-sestak-gain-confirms-o-admin-job-offer-seeks-to-paint-himself-as-an-outsider/

It surely sounds as if Sestak’s admitting he was offered a job.


18 posted on 05/28/2010 11:18:03 AM PDT by sono ("Everything government touches turns to crap." Ringo Starr.)
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To: dennisw
Maybe Hillary will command Bill to say that he doesn't know what Obama is talking about. There is no honor among thieves.
19 posted on 05/28/2010 11:19:25 AM PDT by tractorman
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To: malkee

Sestak repeatedly said someone from “within the White House” offered him a “job”, why would he refuse for 3 months to answer further questions if this was the truth all along?


20 posted on 05/28/2010 11:20:58 AM PDT by swamprebel (Carbon molecules are an endangered species, let the liberals chase them with butterfly nets.)
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To: Doogle
liar consults liar to tell a lie

Bingo! We have a winner!!

My question is; WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON CLINTON TO HAVE HIM FALL ON HIS SWORD?

There is a stench about this whole mess. Hmm . . . may Sandy Burglar didn't destroy all those documents.

21 posted on 05/28/2010 11:22:37 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: malkee
Same thing just happened on Reuters. Here's what was in it originally. (Made sure to copy it first this time.) Now it's gone, replaced simply by the Clinton comment that "I knew you'd say that." The manipulation of the media is pathetic. I hope someone has the guts to print Sestak's full statement...or that Sestak has the guts to speak out. (Bet you don't think that's gonna happen!) In a written statement, Sestak said Clinton called him last summer to express concerns over his jumping into the Senate primary, "and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background." Sestak said he told Clinton that "my only consideration in getting into the Senate race ... was whether it was the right thing to do for Pennsylvania working families and not any offer. The former president said he knew I'd say that, and the conversation moved on to other subjects," Sestak said.
22 posted on 05/28/2010 11:24:06 AM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: malkee

I am loving all this for Pat Toomey. Hey, Sestak, you’ve pretty much already lost your job. This is great ammo for Toomey. Why not take Obama out with you?


23 posted on 05/28/2010 11:24:36 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: dennisw

“UNPAID! Yeah right lol lol sure...... Unpaid means a nothing appointment. This version is a complete lie”

This is the worst crock of $hit anyone has tried to peddle in my lifetime!!


24 posted on 05/28/2010 11:28:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: swamprebel

That statement “within the white house” is going to trip him up under oath and when the republicans take control of the house in November, he will be under oath.


25 posted on 05/28/2010 11:28:33 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: malkee

Liars, reported lies and more lies.


26 posted on 05/28/2010 11:30:17 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: malkee

Explanation does not meet the smell test. And, why would sestak take an UNPAID position?


27 posted on 05/28/2010 11:31:13 AM PDT by mom-7
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To: malkee
Now we are literally at the point of Soviet-Sized lies ["We were asked to invade Czechoslovakia to help them suppress imperialist counterrevolutionaries," is actually more plausible.]

We are seriously asked to believe that Joe Sestak refused to comment on an offer made for a non-paying, "Presidential Board" job by a man not even part of the administration, literally for MONTHS?

This is an insult to the intelligence of any person who hears or reads it.

It actually becomes excruciatingly, cringe-inducing, over-the-top, over-the-shark, pathetically awful with the coup de grâce: Mister IzIz gets drawn in as the Plausible-Deniability-Dummy.

28 posted on 05/28/2010 11:31:34 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Ya got some Shabazz on the bottom of your shoes there, chum.)
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To: Samizdat

Do you think that Obama was the first Balck President to give an ex-President, a Lewinsky in the White House?
That is a ONE BIG FAVOR THAT BIL LIES is trying to do for Obama.


29 posted on 05/28/2010 11:36:11 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: Islander7
WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON CLINTON TO HAVE HIM FALL ON HIS SWORD?

your looking at it the wrong way, it's what does clinton like that would let jugs ears kiss his a^^ and go along with this scam. MONEY. The impeached liar dislikes Odumbo,so if he can rake in a couple of million to go along with this deal Bubba's happy. Odumbo is worried that the MSM is not letting this go...so he needs to have the wagons circle. The one thing they can't depend on is if Sestak is an honorable man

30 posted on 05/28/2010 11:39:41 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Doogle

Nothing would surprise me from this bunch. Everyday is like living in a B movie.


31 posted on 05/28/2010 11:42:25 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: malkee

Yeah, right, try this out on the unemployed. Tell them you’ve got a great job for them starting on Monday. Oh, be sure to mention that they won’t get any pay.


32 posted on 05/28/2010 11:52:23 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: malkee
As if this obvious big cover up can't be worse....

they drag in a convicted perjurer!!!

On TOP of that....

"if given an unpaid, advisory position,

This lie that they will drag Clinton into saying...

NO WONDER CLINTON was giving Obama snarling looks the other day when they met to corroborate their story of lies I mean lunch

33 posted on 05/28/2010 11:59:16 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: malkee
What did the President know, and when did he know it?
34 posted on 05/28/2010 12:00:35 PM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '12)
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To: JPG
"Hey Joe, I'll get you a half dozen of these if you'll stay out of the Senate race!"


35 posted on 05/28/2010 12:01:07 PM PDT by twister881
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To: americanophile

They never had sexual relations with that woman and it was an UNPAID position, offered.IT depends on what your definition of
UNPAID position adviser means.

WHY do they think that dragging in a liason makes this not a crime? The POTUS had to approve all. Period end of subject. It does not matter whether they had 45 liasons...perjurers or not!

Common sense prevails their lawyer think. NO ONE would give up a primary political position for an unpaid position...
Come on! Who do they think they are fooling? It is now their word against Sestak’s.Sestak will be mob bullied to shut the hell up or.......


36 posted on 05/28/2010 12:06:04 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: twister881
So, what's been happening in our nation's capitol since DIRT-X-POTUS42 left office? Hmmm...


37 posted on 05/28/2010 12:08:08 PM PDT by twister881
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To: malkee

Nothing to see here — move along


38 posted on 05/28/2010 12:13:10 PM PDT by acsrp38 (Happy Gorbal warming day to you all!! Leave the lights on!!)
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To: ReneeLynn

“Hey, Sestak, you’ve pretty much already lost your job. This is great ammo for Toomey. Why not take Obama out with you?”

Oh I’m sure the Chicago mafia dirtbags in the White House have mentioned to Sestak that if he spills the beans there will be some unfortunate family injuries that could happen...Sestak is scared sh*tless. He wishes he never open these can of worms. This will be swept under the carpet-sadly.


39 posted on 05/28/2010 12:13:32 PM PDT by oust the louse (Just when you think they can't get any more stupid the Dems trip all over themselves and do so.)
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To: malkee

Let Blogovich GOOOO! Isn’t Zero using the Blogovich defense just normal legal political deal making? Isn’t Blogo being prosecuted basically for what Zero has admitted to in the Sestak case? “Whoever solicits or receives … any….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.” — 18 USC Sec. 211
Blogo indictment:
http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/blago/usblagojevich409ind.html


40 posted on 05/28/2010 12:15:44 PM PDT by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: malkee

So many lies . . . so little time.


41 posted on 05/28/2010 12:18:00 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: malkee

Let’s not forget the deal with Benedict Arlen.


42 posted on 05/28/2010 12:22:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: ReneeLynn

Toomey is playing it perfect too. When the enemy is killing themselves, don’t get in the way.


43 posted on 05/28/2010 12:26:26 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /s tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: malkee; 1035rep; amom; Arthur Wildfire! March; azkathy; betty boop; bitt; boxlunch; Clump; ...
FR Ping List for Investigating Obama & Sentinel Radio's "The Awakening"
Please Reply or FReepmail, if you want on or off this list.

Good up to the moment stuff and background on this also over at Investigating Obama. Here's the URL there with the Sestak tag:

http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/search/label/Joe%20Sestak%20White%20House%20Scandal

Leave your FR tab up, of course....

44 posted on 05/28/2010 12:27:15 PM PDT by unspun (It's individual, state & national sovereignties, 'stupid' - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: mom-7
"And, why would sestak take an UNPAID position

Because they got cought it went to deep too far and they had to fess up. If it is UNPAID it is not a crime.

THEY LIE BEYOND LIE!

Common sense prevails no one would give up a primary political seat for an unpaid position.

If Sestak speaks up he better get in the witness protection program OH WAIT HOLDER is a bad guy on the chicago mobs side of which IS OUR government now....

How sad how very sad beyond words...

45 posted on 05/28/2010 12:28:23 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: malkee
Ah did not have a bribe with that Sestak!
46 posted on 05/28/2010 12:31:58 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

Bribe summit forthcoming...


47 posted on 05/28/2010 12:32:35 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: surfer
Bribe summit forthcoming...

Maybe Hillary will wear a blue dress.

48 posted on 05/28/2010 12:34:08 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: malkee

“Unpaid, advisory position” MY ASS!


49 posted on 05/28/2010 12:34:43 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

FOX News said all morning that Sestak would be giving an on-air presser. What happened to it? I’ve been waiting...


50 posted on 05/28/2010 12:36:39 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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