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Sestak was ineligible for job Clinton offered
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | May 29, 2010 | Byron York

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 President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Board’s 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 November’s 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 that’s 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 couldn’t take?

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; billclinton; clinton; corruption; democrats; elections; obama; sestak; sestakgate

1 posted on 05/29/2010 12:35:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As if that conversation ever took place?!?

.....come on! .....


2 posted on 05/29/2010 12:39:44 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


3 posted on 05/29/2010 12:39:59 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


4 posted on 05/29/2010 12:53:25 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


5 posted on 05/29/2010 1:07:35 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

Well, they would’ve had him resign from the house.


6 posted on 05/29/2010 1:09:47 AM PDT by Der_Hirnfänger
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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.


7 posted on 05/29/2010 1:33:07 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: dalebert

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.

CRIME, INC.


8 posted on 05/29/2010 1:42:36 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: tina07

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.


9 posted on 05/29/2010 2:06:29 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The most transparent presidency eva! Hope & Change baby....


10 posted on 05/29/2010 2:07:43 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sestak was ineligible for job Clinton offered

Hahahahahahaha

That’s one part of their concocted story they messed up on ...


11 posted on 05/29/2010 2:15:51 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The most transparent, open, ethical, and honest..."

Right.

Transparently criminal, openly Communist, ethically devoid, and honestly sociopathic. We get it. Right up the sphync.

;-/

12 posted on 05/29/2010 3:47:38 AM PDT by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: jazzlite
... For the sake of the nation, he needs to tell all ...

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.

13 posted on 05/29/2010 3:49:54 AM PDT by mellow velo (Elect an adult; vote Conservative.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This administration doesn’t even have one competent LIAR.


14 posted on 05/29/2010 4:04:11 AM PDT by Carley (DADDY DIDN'T PLUG THE HOLE YET)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


15 posted on 05/29/2010 4:18:00 AM PDT by Mobties
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A Clinton time line is needed. Where was Bill?
16 posted on 05/29/2010 5:09:21 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

btt


17 posted on 05/29/2010 5:24:31 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: UCANSEE2
There is no rule concerning what you can offer someone who is taking a czar job. It is not ‘technically’ a government position.

But it is something of value, which is the trigger specified in the law.

18 posted on 05/29/2010 6:04:00 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

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.


19 posted on 05/29/2010 6:14:52 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: OrangeHoof

Toomey shouldn’t. Everyone else should. If Toomey does, it just looks like typical election politics. Let Issa etc do it.


20 posted on 05/29/2010 6:28:53 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Der_Hirnfänger

That alleged offer is quite a prize: Hey, if you don’t run for the Senate, you can resign your $174,000 per year job and take this uncompensated seat on an advisory board.


21 posted on 05/29/2010 6:35:30 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: dalebert

BINGO! ... This is the cover story, which would unravel if they were cross-examined ...


22 posted on 05/29/2010 6:43:59 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
the New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton
Perfect! A technicality! Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
23 posted on 05/29/2010 6:57:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: UCANSEE2

It doesn’t have to be a government job offered. It doesn’t even have to be a paid position. It only has to be “of value” and a position to ANY presidential panel, paid or not, has value in the contacts you make, the prestige you get, and the possible jobs you get in the future.


24 posted on 05/29/2010 6:22:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: chickadee
That alleged offer is quite a prize: Hey, if you don’t run for the Senate, you can resign your $174,000 per year job and take this uncompensated seat on an advisory board.

Oh please, you think they wouldn't "reward" him? Some dem-friendly corporation hires him as a "consultant" and pays him six figures to "consult". (also known as, doing absolutely nothing and getting paid for it)
25 posted on 05/30/2010 4:16:34 AM PDT by Der_Hirnfänger
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big deal! Hussein Obama wasn’t eligible for the job of President, and it didn’t stop HIM!


26 posted on 05/30/2010 5:51:59 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sestak, USNA '74, should be asked if he still has his copy of "Reef Points" from his plebe year and if he read the section on the Honor Concept.

"Midshipmen will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will they mislead or deceive anyone as to known facts. A midshipman will be truthful, trustworthy, honest and forthright at all times and under all circumstance." (Emphasis in original)

27 posted on 05/30/2010 5:54:35 AM PDT by Gee Wally
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