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Clinton Denies Involvement in Sestak-Gate, Contradicts White House and Sestak Version of Events
Oversight & Government Committee ^ | Wednesday August 11, 2010 | Oversight & Government Committee

Posted on 08/11/2010 7:13:41 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

In February, allegations that someone inside the Obama White House offered Pennsylvania Senate Democratic nominee and three-star Navy Admiral Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) a job in exchange for his withdrawal from the PA Senate Primary race were made by Sestak himself. In late-May, White House Counsel Robert Bauer released a memo claiming that “The White House Chief of Staff enlisted the support of former President Clinton who agreed to raise with Congressman Sestak options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board. Congressman Sestak declined the suggested alternatives, remaining committed to his Senate candidacy.”

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) responded, “You know the saying there’s three sides to every story, well, now we have it. Admiral Sestak has repeatedly said he was offered a ‘job’ in an effort to obtain his withdrawal from the Senate Primary. The White House has said ‘efforts were made in June AND July” in said job as well as the admission that they ‘enlisted’ former President Clinton to make the overture. President Clinton says he ‘never tried to get Sestak out of the race.’ Who’s telling the truth?”

WBRE-TV has reported that former President Bill Clinton, who until yesterday has not spoken publicly on the controversy, denied any involvement in trying to maneuver Sestak out of the race:

“Clinton denied it to EyeWitness news, saying he never tried to get Sestak out of the race and has never been accused of it.” (WBRE-TV, 8/10/10)

(Excerpt) Read more at republicans.oversight.house.gov ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; democratswar; elections; front; frontpage; obama; sestak
WOW!
1 posted on 08/11/2010 7:13:44 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

So Slick is setting up hussein for the fall so the Hildabeast has a better shot at the presidency in 2012.


2 posted on 08/11/2010 7:16:37 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

Obama is a child in this politics game compared to the Clinton’s.... pass the popcorn... and the good news could be Sestak down for the count, too!


3 posted on 08/11/2010 7:17:55 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Bigtigermike

Romanoff’s loss last night has him steaming a bit, I think.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 7:19:48 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Yep...my thoughts exactly!


5 posted on 08/11/2010 7:22:08 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

If correct, this is huge and I don’t mean hugh.


6 posted on 08/11/2010 7:22:09 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: Bigtigermike

At the time, it seemed weird they would drop the Clinton name. Seemed like a weird assignment for a former president. While Bill Clinton’s version of the truth is frequently not the same as anyone else - the Obama administration trying to pin the blame on him is equally non-credible if not more so.


7 posted on 08/11/2010 7:22:43 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: Bigtigermike

Now we REALLY believe the Liar-in chief. uh huh.


8 posted on 08/11/2010 7:23:18 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Bigtigermike

Some of the local commentary suggested that Romanoff is more liberal than Bennett, so it may have been a rejection of super liberal politics... but, that would just be degrees of liberal, really.


9 posted on 08/11/2010 7:23:45 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Bigtigermike; All
Since this is a duplicate post (which never bothers me) I'll duplicate my comment on another post dealing with this story; here it is"
I truly think the Clintons are planning for Hillary to challenge Zero for the Dem nomination in 2012. Don't be surprised if she resigns as Secretary of State shortly after the midterms and begins her campaign for President of the United States of America.

10 posted on 08/11/2010 7:25:31 PM PDT by no dems (To Every Democrat in the U.S. House and Senate: "Shame, shame. Shame on all your houses.")
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To: Arizona Carolyn
I can just see Obama talking to Axelrod and Rahm right now as he reads this news story.

President-"They did it to us again, didn't they."

Axelrod-"Yep, sure looks like it."

Rahm "Maroni" Emmanuel-"I told you motherfargers that you couldn't farging trust those bastidges."

Axelrod-"Listen to the mouth on that guy."

11 posted on 08/11/2010 7:25:44 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Marty62

It doesn’t matter if Clinton or Obama is lying....if true of Clinton’s comments, it means that it’s WAR and WAR against Obama and war between the camps of democrats...which diminishes Obama!


12 posted on 08/11/2010 7:25:50 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

13 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Bigtigermike

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/28/white-house-asked-clinton-urge-sestak-drop-senate-race/

Flashback: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

The White House asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Rep. Joe Sestak about the possibility of obtaining a senior position in the Obama administration if he would drop out of the Democratic primary race against establishment-backed Sen. Arlen Specter, the Obama administration said in a report released Friday morning.

But the report, by White House Counsel Robert Bauer, concluded that “allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and lack a basis in the law.”


14 posted on 08/11/2010 7:33:11 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Bigtigermike

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/100571-sestak-says-he-was-offered-presidential-board-maybe-intel-or-defense

Flashback:

Sestak: Clinton offered ‘presidential board,’ maybe intelligence or defense

By Bridget Johnson - 05/28/10 05:10 PM ET

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) confirmed on the steps of the Capitol on Friday that former President Bill Clinton did call him last summer about a “presidential board” appointment if he didn’t jump into the Senate Democratic primary versus new Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.).

Sestak told reporters that had not previously brought up Clinton’s involvement when alleging that he was offered a job by the White House because he “honestly didn’t feel that it was right” to bring the former president into it.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 7:34:22 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Bigtigermike

“It means that it’s WAR and WAR against Obama and war between the camps of democrats...which diminishes Obama!”

I thought that it was very telling that BO and MO weren’t invited to Chelsea’s wedding. You could tell 0bama was really pi$$ed by his comments. He said something like the Clintons “won’t be invited” to the 0bama girls wedding in the future. I thought 0bama looked really angry although he was trying to laugh it off. (Jim’s W)


16 posted on 08/11/2010 7:38:05 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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Some have forgotten B.J.’s skill as displayed under questioning about Monica. The guy is no greenie or shill.

He could have said to Sestak: “You know, I would never try to get you to leave your senate campaign; I hope you stay in, no matter what. And, you never know about campaigns, it’s a tough job. Anyway, if you happened to be available there’s this position open...”

Likely Slick did it even slicker.

Ergo: “ Clinton says he ‘never tried to get Sestak out of the race.’”


17 posted on 08/11/2010 7:41:52 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: jim35

President Bush was invited to the Clinton wedding and declined. The Kenyan and The Wookie didn’t even get an invite.


18 posted on 08/11/2010 7:43:12 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I guess Democrats are throwing in the towel on the PA Senate race, so they’re cutting Sestak loose.

Here’s what Sestak said:

He [Clinton] called last summer and during the conversation he talked about how tough this Democratic primary might be if I got in, and he also said, you know, you’ve done well in the House, and a military background can really make a mark there, and then brought up that during a conversation Rahm Emanuel had brought up about a presidential board or something, you know if I were to stay in the House, and I almost interrupted the president and said, ‘Mr. president, I am going to decide to get in this or not only dependent upon what’s good for Pennsylvania’s working families, not an offer, and he said, ‘I knew you’d say that.’...

If I ever thought anythign had been wrong about this I would have reported it...

I was very conscious that the Democratic establishment did not want me in the race, and I merely looked at this as just another effort by the Democratic establishment in Washington, DC...

There was nothing wrong that was done...

This happened last July, and nobody ever asked me about this...someone asked me, ‘Did they offer you a job?’ and I felt for my own personal accountability, I felt I need to be honest, and I said, ‘Yes,’...and after that I said ‘no comment’ to the follow-on questions that were asked...

No, no just that one phone call [in reference to how many times the offer was discussed]...

This portion of the conversation prob lasted...I would say thirty to sixty seconds, I mean we were on in another conversation, and it came up during it...and almost as he said the words, I almost felt like I was interrupting, I mean nothing rude, just ‘Mr. president, I wouln’t get into...’

He chucked and said, ‘Well Joe I knew you were gonna say that...’

Look, I understand Washington, DC is often about political deals...I didn’t feel bad or good or indifferent, it was just I merely said no and moved on...

Washington does this stype of stuff...

I said I would only not get in if it were the right thing for Pennsylvania working famileis, not for an offer...

[On why he’s kept quiet about it:] I didn’t feel it was right for me, after being called by a former president of the United States, to talk about the details of that conversation...

I didn’t feel comfortable at all talking about a former president of the United States who had called me...

I have great resp and ad for president clinton

I dint’ even know quite what it was exactly, I heard ‘presidential board,’ and i think it was intel...

I almost interrupted, and I think i did a little bit, I mean I wasn’t rude...


19 posted on 08/11/2010 7:43:14 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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To: randita

I don’t think the ‘Rats gave up PA. They want the GOP to spend money in the state. It’s a set up of the Obama White House and the WH lawyer that drafted the statement. Sestak is a stool pigeon and was set up.


20 posted on 08/11/2010 7:47:01 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Bigtigermike

HAH! Too funny, we all knew it was a lie and Slick is confirming it! HAH!


21 posted on 08/11/2010 7:48:34 PM 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: randita

Hey Barry, that little lie that you and your band of fools put together does not seem like it is going to fly much farther. Too bad this did not get to the Blago courtroom on time to save him but your day is coming Barry.


22 posted on 08/11/2010 7:49:41 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Mouton

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/08/11/clinton-backing-away-from-sestak-story/

After reading this I see all kinds of wiggle room depending on exactly what Clinton said.

For example,

” former President Bill Clinton has finally spoken and denied the White House explanation that he met with Joe Sestak to offer him an administration job to drop out of the Democratic Primary against soon to be former Senator Specter.”

Operative words “met” “to” “offer”


23 posted on 08/11/2010 7:53:48 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I love this comment on that site:

“I did
not
have
Sestak relations with that hoodlum–Mr Obama…”


24 posted on 08/11/2010 8:00:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Bigtigermike

“I Just Want You To Know That I NEVER Had Sexual Relations With That Woman(Ms.Lewinsky),And I Never Once Asked Anyone To Lie”!


25 posted on 08/11/2010 8:01:33 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Bigtigermike

I wonder if this is why Clinton backed Romanoff? Payback for either being used OR for being betrayed.

Popcorn time


26 posted on 08/11/2010 8:02:35 PM PDT by dforest
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To: jim35
I thought that it was very telling that BO and MO weren’t invited to Chelsea’s wedding.

Odd, but did they invite the other former Presidents?

27 posted on 08/11/2010 8:08:17 PM PDT by pray4liberty (dare I say it??)
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To: jimbo123

“President Bush was invited to the Clinton wedding and declined.”

OMG! I did not know Bush was invited. LOL, no wonder the Kenyan was so pouty about it. That was a double Beotch slap from the Clintons. I’ll bet MO already had an ugly outfit picked out to wear and was thinking that her two girls would be the flower girls. Even though Mo reportedly hates Hillary I’m sure she was very angry to be dissed by whitey.
(Jim’s W)


28 posted on 08/11/2010 8:10:50 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: bandleader
It's better seeing the real thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSDAXGXGiEw

This picture says a lot to me.
Slicker than Slick..watch your Back Obamanazi...Clintons are coming after you.
29 posted on 08/11/2010 8:13:55 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: pray4liberty

“Odd, but did they invite the other former Presidents?”

Apparently, Bush? The point is, 0bama gave Hillary her position. I’m fairly sure that he fully epected to be invited. Hell, knowing BO and MO, I’m sure they expected it to be all about them. (Jim’s W)


30 posted on 08/11/2010 8:19:44 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: shelterguy

So Slick is setting up hussein for the fall so the Hildabeast has a better shot at the presidency in 2012
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Wow, could not have said it better! We knew this was coming.


31 posted on 08/11/2010 8:20:45 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: jim35
OMG! I did not know Bush was invited. LOL, no wonder the Kenyan was so pouty about it. That was a double Beotch slap from the Clintons.

Wonder which President Bush it was, tho (or maybe both)?
32 posted on 08/11/2010 8:21:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Bigtigermike
Why does this story have visibility again, now?
33 posted on 08/11/2010 8:29:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: tanknetter

I bet the Carters were not invited.


34 posted on 08/11/2010 8:31:20 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: tanknetter

“Wonder which President Bush it was, tho (or maybe both)?”

I don’t know, tonight was the first time I’d heard that Bush was invited. What is significant to me is that the 0bamas were NOT invited. I saw 0bama interviewed and he looked PO’d when he was asked about it. His eyes had that ugly, hard look they get when he’s feeling picked on and angry. (Jim’s W)


35 posted on 08/11/2010 8:50:57 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

“Obama is a child in this politics game compared to the Clinton’s”
True dat!


36 posted on 08/11/2010 8:56:20 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Bigtigermike

I get it the dem’s are trying to stretch our investigative resources thin with all theses scandals.


37 posted on 08/11/2010 9:00:26 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Bigtigermike
"WOW" is right.If Slick Willie is back pedaling, to cover his ample behind, then this investigation must have legs.

Won't hurt the Missus either.

38 posted on 08/12/2010 3:50:38 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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