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
click here to read article
AP-An Alternate Universe Where the Press has Integrity and Is Consistent
“What did he know and when did he know it? Todays news topic:
A cancer on the presidency ... some say President Obama
has used the expression “stonewall” often in recent days. Attempts to contact press secretary Gibbs remain unsuccessful ...” LIAR! Page 2A
Who's Rahm's Daddy?
Yeah sure, I also have some beach front property in Arizona to sell too.
What a F#$%&*g joke.
Well here we go...another movie I’ve “seen before”. LOL.
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.
I don't think so because it implicates Clinton in dirty politics and he would be guilty of a crime also.
In fact I'm surprised Clinton did it. Not because it's morally wrong (Clinton doesn't have any morals), but it was stupid. It looks to me as if Obama is holding something over the Clintons.
Clinton has been thrown under the bus for someone else. Clinton may have talked to Sestak, but it looks like there were numerous discussions and Sestak said he talked to Clinton only once for about a minute.
This story isn't going away. I've got a feeling a few more closer to Obama are going under that bus.
That is a big fat untruth.
“Barack Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt until “recent days.”
Uh-huh. I’ll buy THAT for a dollar!
“Who’s Rahm’s Daddy?”
It ain’t 0, IMO.
I hope so. :)
Well, if Arlen remembered to turn on his hidden recorder, we’re in business. Otherwise we are counting on his memory. And Scottish Law.
Hes ignorant, all right.
I truley beleive the man is totally insane. I am really starting to think we have a mad man in the oval.
showerBoy is conveniently hiding out in Israel, while theOne shifts blame to Clinton, who is laying low today. Sestak’s story is pathetic. sadly, I heard the reporters applauded sestak after his impromptu presser....gag me. ‘bams should have stayed in Washington to honor our servicemen, instead he takes a vacation while BP buses in stooges for a phony photo op for O’s three hour tour....you cannot make this stuff up.
Uh oh, they are in big trouble.
They are using
“I didn’t know the gun was loaded”.
ROTFLMAO...NOBODY is going to buy this steaming pile...
Just bring him down!
We’re about to find out...lol.
I don’t believe that Nixon was informed of the Watergate break in before it occurred. He only found out after the fact and it was the cover up that killed him, so this is a lame argument.
Fee fi fo fairy.
"There is a cancer growing on the Presidency."
You make good points but the real loser here is obama. Clinton is already damaged and I suspect they will turn on obama should the sledding get rough. And hellery will be conveniently untouched by any of this . Just sayin.....
My money’s on Clinton Inc.
The disclosure came during an afternoon taping of Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a Sunday news-analysis show on the Comcast Network. Sestak would not elaborate on the circumstances and seemed chagrined after blurting out "yes" to veteran news anchor Kane's direct question.
"Was it secretary of the Navy?" Kane asked.
"No comment," Sestak said.
"Was it [the job] high-ranking?" Kane asked. Sestak said yes, but added that he would "never leave" the Senate race for a deal.
A White House spokesman this morning strongly denied an offer had been made to Sestak. Before the spokesman issued the denial, a senior Pennsylvania Democrat said Sestak's account was met with anger by White House officials yesterday.
Also note the first official response from the White House was to lie about a job offer to Sestak.
Clinton jokes: ‘I created Rahm . . . . I am so sorry’ - Ex-president pinch-hits at annual dinner
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Monday, March 22, 2010
Author: Lynn Sweet, The Chicago Sun-Times
Former President Clinton filled in for President Obama at the Gridiron Club and Foundation annual spring dinner on Saturday night, and he was a hit, with zingers aimed at himself, Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
“So tell the truth. You guys miss me?” Clinton said at the top of his remarks.
Emanuel was not at the white-tie-and-evening-gown dinner — this weekend marked the bar mitzvah of his son — but fellow Chicagoans White House senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod were at the head table.
“Look, I know Axelrod from Chicago and Valerie. I know them before. Let’s get this straight,” Clinton said in his setup.
“I found Rahm . I created Rahm . I made him the man he is today. I am so sorry,” quipped Clinton.
Emanuel’s rise to national prominence started when he served in the Clinton White House and was a fund-raiser in his 1992 campaign.
Section: News Column
Record Number: 201003220022
Copyright (c) 2010 Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.
Suuuuuure, and I am the King of Sweden.
Obama is a PINO. President in Name Only!
And now the story is it was just an un-paid position.
Also note the first official response from the White House was to lie about a job offer to Sestak.
Why tell a harmless truth when you might get away with floating a lie? /s
Obummer......... “That’s just Not the Rhaum Emanuel I knew”
I’m wondering if it was Dennis Blair’s job that was offered? Clinton glossed things over in a New Jersey senate race once before but he had the green light from the Obama on this baby.
Is Obama getting ready to throw Gibbs under the bus? Wasn’t he going to check on it?
Yeah, and Obama didn’t know about what his preacher, Rev Wright was talking about either in his own HATE MONGERING church where he sat for 20 years!
Obama has selective hearing.
Clinton is Rahm’s Daddy! LOL.
Me too but we be stuck with plugs.
This administration is not intelligent enough to sit on this explanation this long. Accordingly, this is a total fabrication. I wonder what they had to give Bill to take the fall.
Just wait the next words out of O’s mouth will be executive privilege for dead fish.
Likely right, but Rahm is still in Israel...getting jeered.
Did the White House actually use the words "bribe attempt"? Really? Wow.
Rahm is the key to the whole thing.
It aint 0, IMO.
Sure ain't MO, 'cuz she's O's daddy.
So, okay. . .It was all so innocent that they had to enlist Clinton to dicuss Sestak's career goals? We are to believe they enlisted a former Liar-in-Chief to 'map' our Sestak's career? And innocent (not) or otherwsie; given that Clinton is NOT part of this Administration then why would Clinton be involved, period. Why is he doing Obama's job or anything on his behalf. . .
Apparently, Obama,Inc. really do believe that ANYone, who is not in their inner circle, does in fact ride, in the back of the proverbial turnip truck.
I pray that sooner, rather than later; this turnip truck turns upside down on Obama, Inc.
AP -- 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 in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senatorial Primary last May. Sestak contended that nothing illegal happened because the bird whistle "did not actually work," and "might have been handed to me during another part of the conversation."
According to a statement released this morning by the Office of the White House Counsel, the former President and admiral were walking down K-street last February chatting offhandedly while Mr. Clinton munched on the delicious snacks. "Joe, this is going to be a very difficult primary -- you might not want to run. Say... is Fort Marcy Park around here anywhere?" The former President found the prize near the bottom of the box, and, attempting to test the bird whistle apparently damaged the membrane. "You want this, Joe? I think it's broken."
Sestak agrees substantially with the WH account, and says that shortly thereafter Mr. Clinton dropped the subject and turned to commenting on the rear-ends of passersby. "The guy is a real horndog," Sestak recalls, "I mean gosh. It was February in DC, with winter coats and everything."
Pressed why he blew such an innocent happenstance into an allegation of bribery and corruption during the primary, Sestak remarked: "It was a Democratic Primary. They'll believe anything, you know? I mean, a government takeover of health care that will actually cover millions of uninsured people and save billions? I mean, COME ON. Anyway, I want to make clear that Mr. Clinton isn't part of this administration, even if his wife is, and just so you all understand, I did not even keep the bird whistle. In fact, I may not even have touched it at all. I barely even glanced at the thing as a matter of fact. So, there were no felonies, and if there were neither I nor any member of the present administration was involved. You can check with the White House. They'll tell you the same thing."
The eerily similar accounts have raised eyebrows in a town not typically esteemed for veracity, since if both parties are saying the same thing, surely it must be the absolute truth. Yet there did seem to be a problem with the timing, with Sestak claiming that the February date was "seared" into his memory, while the WH memo claims the contacts actually occurred in June or July of 2009.
Reached for comment later on the timing, Admiral Sestak seemed to back away somewhat from his earlier certainty. "What did I say? February? I've got a terrible memory for dates. If the White House claimed it was June it was probably June. Did I mention I was a three star Admiral who was only interested in serving the working families of Pennsylvania? Well I am. Could've been June. June... maybe July."
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.