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White House Source: Obama Ignorant of Sestak Bribe Attempt Until "Recent Days"
Friday, May 28, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT by kristinn

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To: kristinn
This is looking more like the Watergate cover-up with each passing hour. (And we know how that ended.)

Yeah, but the press wasn't giving Nixon a Lewinsky on a daily basis.

This will blow over by next weekend.

101 posted on 05/28/2010 8:05:01 PM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: Clyde5445

He’s well aware of that also!


102 posted on 05/28/2010 8:07:40 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Krankor

Just was does the POS do all day? The man that proudly claims the buck stops with him is either ignorant of important events facts or he hides.


103 posted on 05/28/2010 8:07:42 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: counterpunch

How many months are involved in recent days?


104 posted on 05/28/2010 8:08:22 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights; maggief
Sure ain't MO, 'cuz she's O's daddy.

Ouch...lol.

105 posted on 05/28/2010 8:08:58 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx; maggief; kristinn; STARWISE
Is it possible that Billy is setting BO up to be impeached, thereby opening doors for Hillary's candidacy in 2012.

BO IS ignorant...Clinton’s will do anything to accomplish their desires.

106 posted on 05/28/2010 8:09:39 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: kristinn

As if the WH would release a statement saying Obama was behind it all from the beginning.


107 posted on 05/28/2010 8:09:49 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: Krankor
Maybe he’s trying to set up a defense that he was out of the loop on everything.

That would actually be a valid defense for the empty suit. Obama enjoys the perks of being President while his puppet masters run the show. They sent him to Chicago to get him out of the way while they figure out other ways to implement Ingsoc.

108 posted on 05/28/2010 8:10:36 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Pete

No, they didn’t use the words ‘bribe attempt’. They called it offering “alternative paths to service.”


109 posted on 05/28/2010 8:13:34 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: dalereed

What did the president know, and when did he know it?


110 posted on 05/28/2010 8:13:57 PM PDT by counterpunch (GOP: Government's Other Party)
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To: onyx

Are you sure O isn’t the brighest bulb you know. :)


111 posted on 05/28/2010 8:15:26 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: hoosiermama; onyx; maggief; kristinn; STARWISE; Liz; ken5050; Protect the Bill of Rights

“Is it possible that Billy is setting BO up to be impeached, thereby opening doors for Hillary’s candidacy in 2012.”

RE cashed in $$$$ as a Clintonista.

Follow the money ...


112 posted on 05/28/2010 8:15:33 PM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: FredZarguna

“Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Joe Sestak finally admitted today that a former disbarred and disgraced President not actually connected to the current administration offered him the bird whistle from a box of Cracker Jacks in exchange for his not running against Arlen Specter....”

Great piece of writing!


113 posted on 05/28/2010 8:17:04 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: NonValueAdded
What did Benedict Arlen know and when did he know it? There must have been more than one “you promised!” conversation with the pres__ent resulting in a “don’t worry, we’ll take care of it” brushoff.

Now that's an interesting wild card...the administration counting on Specter to stay loyal. Oh, the irony.

114 posted on 05/28/2010 8:19:42 PM PDT by Eroteme
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To: counterpunch

“What did the president know, and when did he know it?”

He’s so stupid he will have to ask his teleprompter.


115 posted on 05/28/2010 8:20:04 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; kristinn; STARWISE; Liz; ken5050; Protect the Bill of Rights

I didn’t think of a set-up for impeachment, but DrO and I talked about Clinton telling O that he would step-in to save his butt with the understanding that he wouldn’t run in 2012.


116 posted on 05/28/2010 8:20:12 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

He hasn’t known about it since day one.


117 posted on 05/28/2010 8:21:31 PM PDT by joelt
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; onyx; kristinn; STARWISE; Liz; penelopesire; Protect the Bill of Rights

Oh, did anyone see Newt on Hannity’s tonight?

Newt thinks the Clinton conversation is a diversion for the real red meat conversation that took place later with Rahm where the actual JOB offer was made...


118 posted on 05/28/2010 8:22:33 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Fu-fu2
Thanks. I actually posted it twice because an earlier thread died and I liked it, too. The story is so preposterously false it reaches Soviet proportions in its audacity.

It almost parodies itself.

119 posted on 05/28/2010 8:26:30 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Ya got some Shabazz on the bottom of your shoes there, chum.)
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120 posted on 05/28/2010 8:26:40 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: kristinn
"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."

So, the progressive left thinks they're going to throw Rahm and Bill under the bus?

Somebody needs to put Sestak under oath, then follow the trail.

Rahm and Bill will not go to jail to protect Obama.

121 posted on 05/28/2010 8:28:35 PM PDT by Mariner (The first Presidential candidate to call for deportation, wins.)
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To: onyx

My first thought was Clinton just opened the door to the negotiations.......and rahm is guilty as sin. showerBoy is up to his scrawny little neck in this....thus he managed to hide out in Israel when the scandal broke.


122 posted on 05/28/2010 8:29:52 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: kristinn

‘prez didnt know about rahm/clinton/sestak talks until recent days; ‘

I believe that. I sure do. The smartest president EVER didn’t know nuthin.


123 posted on 05/28/2010 8:31:20 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: onyx

The next step should be asking Gibbs during the next presser if he can state as fact there were no phone calls or emails to Sestak (or his brother, the lawyer) from the Oval Office or the office of any other WHite House Official.

Who will be the next Deep Throat?


124 posted on 05/28/2010 8:34:06 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: tioga

Clinton loves the drama and he is an accomplished wordsmith and liar. Hillary is the SoS and that doesn’t bode well at all. Clinton should have kept his nose out of it.

That’s why I tend to agree with Newt; that Clinton’s story is a diversion.

The red meat phone call came after Clinton’s.

Put Sestak under oath and ask him about the other phone calls.

He’s the weak link.


125 posted on 05/28/2010 8:34:23 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Clyde5445
Just wait the next words out of O’s mouth will be executive privilege for dead fish.

Will that cover the situation in the Gulf too?

Or will that require a PDD (petroleum distraction directive).

126 posted on 05/28/2010 8:34:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Rockitz
I wonder what they had to give Bill to take the fall. Maybe it's the other way around.....Bill offers to help and set his good friends up for impeachment...Both BO and WJF think they are above the law.
127 posted on 05/28/2010 8:35:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Yes!

WHO will be the next Deep Throat?


128 posted on 05/28/2010 8:35:16 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

Snort. This isn’t the Joe Sestak I knew. Does he not realize what a moron he is quickly beginning to look like?


129 posted on 05/28/2010 8:35:23 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: onyx

Even more reason to get control in 2010. In January the new Congress can subpoena Sestak and place him under oath. DOJ and this Congress will continue to stonewall.

Sestak will not lie to protect Zero or Clintoon.


130 posted on 05/28/2010 8:35:56 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: tioga

Maybe it’s time for Rahm to take one for the boss. If it gets hot enough I’m sure he would do it, except for that pesky matter of the law.

Was a crime committed? I don’t know, but if there was a criminal violation it changes everything.

Independent Counsel anyone?


131 posted on 05/28/2010 8:36:54 PM PDT by SBprone
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To: kristinn
This is looking more like the Watergate cover-up with each passing hour. (And we know how that ended.)

From your lips to God's ears, Mr. Taylor.

132 posted on 05/28/2010 8:37:03 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: GatorGirl

Is there a statute of limitations on any of this?


133 posted on 05/28/2010 8:37:19 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: MestaMachine

Maybe we know now why Greg Craig resigned. He was Billy’s attorney...


134 posted on 05/28/2010 8:38:58 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: kristinn

Truth to tell, that headline has exactly 7 too many words in it.


135 posted on 05/28/2010 8:39:54 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: GatorGirl

Making a statement to the FBI or a grand fjury would accomplish the same thing. Wonder if the PA attorney general will get involved.


136 posted on 05/28/2010 8:41:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: FR_addict

Well, when we are talking about Spector, it may only be a crime under Scottish law. What I noticed is that the “source” is admitting that this was a bribe.


137 posted on 05/28/2010 8:43:38 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: onyx

That’s a good question. Not an expert on Federal law but I’d suspect it would be more than one year. I have heard it’s a felony but haven’t researched it myself.


138 posted on 05/28/2010 8:49:25 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: kristinn

A convicted liar is Obama's alibi!!! ROTFLMAO!!! Pass the popcorn!!!


139 posted on 05/28/2010 8:52:31 PM PDT by avacado
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To: kristinn
Now we know why Rahm was shedding a tear and looking punked at the Prayer Wall in Israel....and it wasn't his son's Bar Mitzvah.

Leni

140 posted on 05/28/2010 8:52:57 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore" - 10/20/09 "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: GatorGirl

Unless Holder is forced to appoint a special prosecutor, I hope that the issue will hold valid at least through Jamuary 2011.


141 posted on 05/28/2010 8:53:10 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

142 posted on 05/28/2010 8:54:03 PM PDT by unambiguouslogin
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To: kristinn

I have no doubt ZerO is ignorant.

Malia: Daddy, did Sestak take the bribe?

DumBO shaving: No, sweetheart, we are just waiting for him to plug his damn hole.


143 posted on 05/28/2010 8:54:35 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: avacado

A convicted liar is Obama's alibi!!! ROTFLMAO!!! That's like having a convicted pedophile vouch for you that you didn't touch the kid on the playground!

Pass the popcorn!!!

144 posted on 05/28/2010 8:56:08 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Colonel_Flagg

It may be looking more and more like a Watergate scandal but there is one VERY important difference. Back then the press hated Nixon so much that each and every day was a new adventure in breathless journalism.

The current occupant of the Oval Office is still beloved by those that malpractice the art of journalist. Although, 300 days between formal pressers will tend to piss-off that crowd and could tilt things in America’s favor.


145 posted on 05/28/2010 9:05:25 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: FredZarguna

Y’know if I had a few months to fabricate a story, I can think of none better. My hat’s off to Rahm- an impeccable alibi like Bill Clinton is bullet-proof on so many levels. The “never let a good crisis go to waste” quote bares repeating.


146 posted on 05/28/2010 9:11:37 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: kristinn

147 posted on 05/28/2010 9:12:27 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: kristinn

Obama is just the teleprompter reader, so why would anyone expect that they’re telling him anything? You think the Carnie Barker knows whether the circus is making or losing money, or how much the circus help is being paid? Of coursenot; the Barker is just the front man. Just like Obama.


148 posted on 05/28/2010 9:23:27 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: FR_addict

wait. Let’s pretend O was really kept in the dark.....Sestak mentions this is FEBRUARY and Obama is JUST NOW asking questions about it???

Hahahahhahahahha! They’ve dug themselves a deep one now...


149 posted on 05/28/2010 9:24:02 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Somebody please put the Constitution on his teleprompter....)
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To: kristinn

Well it’s from a “source” all shadowy and secret and all that. It must be true. OK scandal over. Everyone go home.


150 posted on 05/28/2010 9:31:51 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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