Skip to comments.Sestak was ineligible for job Clinton offered
Posted on 05/29/2010 12:35:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
In a little-noticed passage Friday, the New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the Presidents Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Boards website reveals this restriction:
The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President from among individuals who are not employed by the Federal Government. Members are distinguished citizens selected from the national security, political, academic, and private sectors.
As a sitting member of Congress, Sestak was not eligible for the job. And since the White House intended for Sestak to remain in his House seat, he would not have been eligible for the board after this Novembers elections, provided he was re-elected to the House.
The statement from White House counsel Robert Bauer did not specifically mention the intelligence board, but speaking to reporters Friday, Sestak said of his conversation with Clinton, At the time, I heard the words presidential board, and thats all I heard I heard presidential board, and I think it was intel. In addition, the Times reported that people briefed on the matter said one option was an appointment to the intelligence board. But the White House could not legally have placed Sestak on the board.
Did the White House not know that? The apparent contradiction is sure to create more questions from Republicans who want an independent investigation of the affair. Why would the White House normally pretty careful in such matters offer Sestak a job he couldnt take?
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As if that conversation ever took place?!?
.....come on! .....
I dont believe for a minute that clinton offered him a job...He said someone from the white house...clinton is not frm the white house...and he said job not position.
It’s all BS but it is truly amazing that months after the fact they can’t come up with anything logical or sensible for a cover story.
Toomey needs to hammer this one hard. I don’t care about impeachment, etc. because we all know the Dems will never convict their own and the RINOs lack the balls to convict anyone.
But there is a Senate race to be one and I, frankly, think Toomey is being far too passive about this. He needs to tell everyone within earshot that Sestak needs to be forthcoming with the truth or he should face a grand jury to make him tell the truth.
Too bad Obama didn’t offer him a czar position. There is no rule concerning what you can offer someone who is taking a czar job. It is not ‘technically’ a government position.
Well, they would’ve had him resign from the house.
“The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President....”
Besides which, Clinton is NOT the President, so the offer would have had to come, directly or indirectly, from Obama.
Sestak also called it a ‘high-ranking’ JOB, not an advisory position. That Sestak couldn’t be on the board mentioned above just proves it’s all a lie all the more.
Sestak knows what happened..For the sake of the nation, he needs to tell all and, if it looks like what it seems and all those involved are removed from office, Sestak could be a hero for blowing that whistle.
The most transparent presidency eva! Hope & Change baby....
Sestak was ineligible for job Clinton offered
That’s one part of their concocted story they messed up on ...
Transparently criminal, openly Communist, ethically devoid, and honestly sociopathic. We get it. Right up the sphync.
Sestak is a Democrat. First and foremost, their loyalty is to the Party. All of these calls to get this crew to testify under oath are a joke as well. "Under oath" means nothing to a Dim. A Dim-appointed Special Prosecutor? Impeachment by a Dim-controlled Congress? A complicit MSM failing to ask the really tough questions?
As many legs as this story may have, it'll eventually lead nowhere.
Although, I certainly hope I am wrong in my cynicism.
This administration doesn’t even have one competent LIAR.
It’s nice to see someone in the press do a little digging for a change and not just recite or react to press releases.
But it is something of value, which is the trigger specified in the law.
1.) Did Clinton ever even offer a job to Sestak?
2.) If he did, was it actually a different job?
3.) Why would Clinton offer a job that (if Sestak bowed out of the Senate race) would mean that Sestak would have to step down from the House of Reps to take the advisory position?
4.) Is the Obama administration inept enough to offer this job, regardless of #3?
Something smells fishy.
Toomey shouldn’t. Everyone else should. If Toomey does, it just looks like typical election politics. Let Issa etc do it.
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