Skip to comments.White House Source: Obama Ignorant of Sestak Bribe Attempt Until "Recent Days"
Posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT by kristinn
In reports that appear to have been missed in the flurry of reporting this afternoon on the Obama administration's release of a cursory report on its in-house investigation on the administration's attempted bribery of Rep. Joe Sestak, CNN's John King reported that a White House source told him Barack Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt until "recent days."
Posting on Twitter around 1 p.m. EDT, King reported in three Tweets what his sources were telling him about the unfolding scandal:
WH Source: prez didnt know about rahm/clinton/sestak talks until recent days; GOP pressing for more details.
WH memo lacks important details. Source says COS Emanuel did not check with counsel office before enlisting Clinton. #sestak
Svl other WH aides knew of Emanuel/Clinton effort. WH memo doesn't mention. #sestak
King has not posted to his Twitter account since posting these three reports.
Is someone in the White House trying to create a case for Obama's innocence in the Sestak scandal? It sure looks that way. It's not credible, but it shows an acknowledgement by some in the Obama administration that Obama himself could be in serious trouble if he is found to have been involved in the Sestak bribe attempt.
This is looking more like the Watergate cover-up with each passing hour. (And we know how that ended.)
He didn’t know about selling his seat either or the Romanoff bribe either I betcha, huh?
My BS meter says it’s time to don the hip waders.
Excuse me. I sneezed!
This cover-up is going to get very deep.
My Gosh that first paragraph is deja vu isn’t it. Extremely Clintonian.
Oh my god this is getting good!! Keep it up boys!! You’re keeping those of us in flyover country entertained!!
The title is at least partially truthful.
“We’ve investigated ourselves thoroughly enough to know we did nothing wrong. Going any further at this point would be counter-productive”
Dissent among the ranks.
Well, remember, just the other day, Obama claimed he didn’t know anything about Birnbaum’s resignation. Maybe he’s trying to set up a defense that he was out of the loop on everything.
White House Source: Obama Ignorant
Imagine my surprise.
The cheese stinks. Must be the mold.
If there was nothing improper, why the need for them to say Obama knew nothing?
If the job was Secretary of the Navy, as it has been rumored, wouldn’t Obama have to give his approval? Rahm and Clinton don’t have the power to offer that role without Obama’s consent, right?
Looks like Rahmbo will be the goat on this one.. Light the BBQ pit..
In recent days we have had an impostor as POTUS?
Media Ingored Democrat corruption til Democrats could come up with a defence, then media will roll day in day out the Democrats talking point
What did Obammy know and when did he know it?
Plausible deniability, my arse!
Ever notice how the words Obama and ignorant just seem to go together naturally?
This is a set up by the clintons. They bama right where they want him. I always figured hellery and bill would get even. It’s their trademark.
The sycophant’s tweets tell me that the fanciful lie was cooked-up in recent days.
That’s all it says.
Don't disregard their efforts to "blame Bush".
He’s ignorant, all right.
Hmmmm. Odds there are NO cell phone records backing up this “convo”?
The lawyers made up this non pay board post. Obviously trying to take the money out of it. Admiral to US Senator to... unpaid intern?
Regardless, the law says “anything of value.”
Into Clintonland we venture...
This is a pretty stupid cover-up.
Remember when Arlen Spector said,
“that the reported conduct, if true, would constitute a “crime.”
So even senile Arlen Spector recognized this as a crime. Obama’s guys just saw it as normal Chicago style tactics.
Transparency??? Yeah right.
I wonder what Clinton is getting from this episode. He is exposed as a lawbreaker. He hates Obama for treating hillary so badly as well as calling Billy-boy a racist in South Carolina during the primaries. Does he have a presidential pardon in his lockboxz? Can Clinton pull this card out and play any time he wants since this crap, no doubt, leads to Obama?
Another Obama TRUTH.....from the two biggest liars in presidential history.
So who is the President and who is the errand boy? Can we impeach Clinton again?/s
Sounds like Rahm is about to be a speedbump.
LOL. The lies just keep on a-comin’!
No president knows everything his aides discuss with others, but it’s highly unlikely that he wouldn’t know about offers that involve cabinet positions. Unless he’s not in charge, that is.
B S !!!
Does anyone find it strange that Clinton just happens to show up yesterday for a photo op with Obama and then has a private lunch with him? They must honestly think we are stupid!
This rumor may have been started by Obama’s admin after the fact to throw us off what the real job was.
Rift between 0 camp and Clintonistas, (including RE)???
Doesn't matter, he is the captain of the ship (of state) therefore he is responsible.
” the job was Secretary of the Navy, as it has been rumored, wouldnt Obama have to give his approval? Rahm and Clinton dont have the power to offer that role without Obamas consent, right?”
IMO, they would not have involved Clinton in this mess unless they absolutely had to. Which means that it probably leads directly to Zero. Otherwise, they would have just tossed whoever they needed to under the bus with the rest of their human sacrifices!
back in the eighties, i was a democrat.... hey i was young okay? while waiting at one of those 10 minute oil change places i was reading a magazine. it had this page full of what i call “HE SAID WHAT?” quotes and one quote in particular stood out. GHW Bush had said, in regards to the iran/contra scandal crap, “I deny ever having an opinion on anything.” for better or worse that was burned into my mind permanently. i think it is possible that the phrase “white house source says obama ignorant” may also stay imbedded in my brain for a very long time.