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..
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