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White House Memo on Sestak Discussions Refutes Alleged Misconduct
abc ^ | 5/28/10 | jake tapper

Posted on 05/28/2010 3:03:52 PM PDT by Nachum

Refuting allegations that the Obama administration offered Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., a job in exchange for dropping out of the contested Pennsylvania Democratic senate primary earlier this month, the White House says an internal investigation shows nothing improper took place and "that the allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and a lack of basis in the law."

In a memo released to the press, White House counsel Robert Bauer says no White House staff made such a proposition to Sestak and that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel only worked through former President Bill Clinton to discuss "options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: house; memo; sestak; sestakgate; white

1 posted on 05/28/2010 3:03:52 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 05/28/2010 3:04:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

How many months did it take to come up with this bullcrap.


3 posted on 05/28/2010 3:04:38 PM PDT by Carley (DADDY DIDN'T PLUG THE HOLE YET)
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To: Nachum

Did anybody expect anything else?


4 posted on 05/28/2010 3:04:55 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: Carley

Amazing how just happens to surface... today.


5 posted on 05/28/2010 3:05:04 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Oh, OK, so I guess that clears it all up.


6 posted on 05/28/2010 3:05:34 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Nachum
and that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel only worked through former President Bill Clinton to discuss "options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board."

The law says directly or indirectly and says that a position is enough - it doesn't have to be a paying job - when the White House is making an offer to affect an election. The memo says no, but the trail of evidence says yes.

7 posted on 05/28/2010 3:07:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: Nachum
"that the allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and a lack of basis in the law."

Is this similar to "No controlling authority"?

8 posted on 05/28/2010 3:08:04 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Nachum

Holiday weekend.


9 posted on 05/28/2010 3:11:11 PM PDT by Carley (DADDY DIDN'T PLUG THE HOLE YET)
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To: Nachum

Oh, okay. Nothing to see here. Let’s all go back to sleep while the dems and Zero continue looting and pillaging.


10 posted on 05/28/2010 3:11:24 PM PDT by hershey
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To: KarlInOhio

Ooops, time to subpoena the emails. Maybe even impound the Prez’s Blackberry.


11 posted on 05/28/2010 3:12:00 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: Nachum
The WH memo doesn't refute anything and as a matter of fact, it verifies the WH offered Sestak a job to drop out of the race which is a crime.
12 posted on 05/28/2010 3:12:28 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Nachum

Nothing here to see! move along. The Rat’s have covered their trail.


13 posted on 05/28/2010 3:13:28 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: Nachum

When did Jake Tapper go brain dead?

How would an unpaid appointment to an obscure Presidential committee be an incentive to forego a run for the U. S. Senate? “Gee, just what I hoped for: an uncompensated seat on a nowhere committee. Possibly more work for no money.”


14 posted on 05/28/2010 3:15:39 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: Nachum
It's now officially a cover-up.
15 posted on 05/28/2010 3:17:42 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ncfool
The Rat’s have covered their trail.

Ipse dixit. They admitted it in their own memo! It's a trail all its own. Their approach appears to be simply to claim that something that is against the law, isn't, even though the meaning of the law is plain.

16 posted on 05/28/2010 3:19:12 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Nachum

Does anyone believe this administration will tell the truth?


17 posted on 05/28/2010 3:22:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Amazing how it turned out to be a supposed unpaid job.


18 posted on 05/28/2010 3:23:34 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: freekitty

Not any more.


19 posted on 05/28/2010 3:23:37 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

You have to give the journalist credit. Must have been quite the feat to write this article with his face planted so firmly against Rahm Emmanual’s backside.


20 posted on 05/28/2010 3:25:54 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: chickadee

That “secured Blackberry” is going to be our downfall. I remember previous administrations having to produce emails and phone records, if not lost or destroyed i.e., Clinton’s, yet the Kenyan gets to secretly destroy us on our dime. I gotta be dreaming................


21 posted on 05/28/2010 3:25:58 PM PDT by mcshot (The compounding nightmare is neverending.)
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To: Minn

Isn’t an unpaid job otherwise known as volunteering? Hell, not even ACORN does that. C’mon, liars can lie better than that.


22 posted on 05/28/2010 3:26:38 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: Hoffer Rand

Facing his Backside? Oh no, that’s not the way the first gay administration faces.


23 posted on 05/28/2010 3:27:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
and a lack of basis in the law

Didn't Algore Hiss say something like that when he accepted bribes from Buddhist nuns? Something like, "there is no controlling authority" ? Somebody correct me, if my quote is wrong.

24 posted on 05/28/2010 3:29:32 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Nachum
This whole explanation does not pass the smell test. Serving on an “Advisory Board” is not a job. Sestak says he was offered a job. We need a better excuse than this.
25 posted on 05/28/2010 3:30:43 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Nachum

Rahm Emmanuel—Hey, it’s the Chicago way! It must be illegal.


26 posted on 05/28/2010 3:31:21 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Uncle Hal

Smell? You mean the ink isn’t even dry on this faux memo yet?


27 posted on 05/28/2010 3:35:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Interesting that this is put out on Friday before a holiday weekend—it will get no press. Deliberate manipulation—what’s new with that?


28 posted on 05/28/2010 3:35:27 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Nachum
In a memo released to the press, White House counsel Robert Bauer says no White House staff made such a proposition to Sestak and that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel only worked through former President Bill Clinton to discuss "options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board."

That sounds like a 'confirmation' not a 'refutation.'

29 posted on 05/28/2010 3:38:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Nachum

Levin is laying out how this memo is a direct admission with motive and an accused official.


30 posted on 05/28/2010 3:40:31 PM PDT by dalight
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To: Nachum

It must have really irked der Leader to have to beg Clinton to fall on the granade. I wonder what he offered him?

Funny how this works almost completely into the Blago negotiations. All straw men. Just like in Goodfellows, Pauli became so paranoid, no one could speak directly to him, only through one trusted minion.


31 posted on 05/28/2010 3:42:10 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: dalight
Levin is laying out how this memo is a direct admission with motive and an accused official.

Exactly what I thought. But Levin is a lawyer and a Constitutional scholar so now I know I'm right.

32 posted on 05/28/2010 3:44:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Nachum

Correction: “Allegedly Refutes Misconduct”


33 posted on 05/28/2010 3:48:14 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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To: Nachum
Krauthammer just said that the MEMO stated attempts were between JUNE and JULY!! ONE meeting or phone call does NOT LAST TWO MONTHS!!!!

QUESTION ARLEN< CLINTON AND SESTAK!!

34 posted on 05/28/2010 3:48:37 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: Nachum

This is huge, and I haven’t paid a whit of attention to it-—but it MUST be huge because they keep denying it rather than ignoring it.


35 posted on 05/28/2010 3:52:34 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Nachum

From one of the most corrupt, lying administrations ever they are say, “Trust us would we lie to the American voters”?

Oh and by the way that is another lie as we could care less.


36 posted on 05/28/2010 3:53:14 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Nachum

This deal stinks all the way to the pig farm.


37 posted on 05/28/2010 4:33:14 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Nachum

Wait, wait, wait...

We’ll just write a memo about it. That’ll take care of it.


38 posted on 05/28/2010 4:44:39 PM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: Nachum

Bad headline, ABC. The memo rebuts, it doesn’t refute.


39 posted on 05/28/2010 10:46:55 PM PDT by rfp1234
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