Skip to comments.White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run
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.
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liar consults liar to tell a lie
How long before Rahmbo falls on his sword?
Yeah! It is pathetic.
What’s that game thing .... 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon or something.
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?
“...unpaid, advisory position...”
Oh come off it, WP. If we were that stupid we’d have voted for your clown-O-dent.
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.”
Everything these people say is a lie.
“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?......”
Dead on balls accurate description.
Rahm falling on HIS sword? I don’t think so.
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
We’ve got to take politics out of politics.
Just read my tagline
Maybe that was why he was crying at the Kotel.
Asked ???????????$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ The Bent one does nothing for free,This also makes him a party to the crime.
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.
From Meet the Depressed ...
MR. GREGORY: All right, but youve campaigned on transparency. Its part of the politics. You talked about standing up to the White House when theyd fielded a candidatemade a deal with Arlen Specter. So isnt it in thein 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: Whats the answer? Whats the job you were offered?
REP. SESTAK: Andbut anybody else has to decide for themselves what to say upon their role, and thats 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 wouldnt take the job. Was it the secretary of the Navy?
REP. SESTAK: Right. And I also said, Look, Im getting into this
MR. GREGORY: Was it the secretary of the Navy job?
REP. SESTAK: Anything that gogoes beyond that is othersfor others to talk about.
It surely sounds as if Sestak’s admitting he was offered a job.
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?
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.
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?
“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!!
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.
Liars, reported lies and more lies.
Explanation does not meet the smell test. And, why would sestak take an UNPAID position?
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.
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.
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
Nothing would surprise me from this bunch. Everyday is like living in a B movie.
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.
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
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.......
Nothing to see here — move along
“Hey, Sestak, youve 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.
Let Blogovich GOOOO! Isnt Zero using the Blogovich defense just normal legal political deal making? Isnt Blogo being prosecuted basically for what Zero has admitted to in the Sestak case? Whoever solicits or receives
.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
So many lies . . . so little time.
Let’s not forget the deal with Benedict Arlen.
Toomey is playing it perfect too. When the enemy is killing themselves, don’t get in the way.
Good up to the moment stuff and background on this also over at Investigating Obama. Here's the URL there with the Sestak tag:
Leave your FR tab up, of course....
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...
Bribe summit forthcoming...
Maybe Hillary will wear a blue dress.
“Unpaid, advisory position” MY ASS!
FOX News said all morning that Sestak would be giving an on-air presser. What happened to it? I’ve been waiting...