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Sestak says White House has contacted his brother over job-offer allegation
Washington Post ^ | May 27 2010 | Paul Kane

Posted on 05/27/2010 6:12:43 PM PDT by malkee

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) said Thursday that his brother has spoken with White House officials about the congressman's allegation that he was offered an Obama administration job if he would stay out of a Democratic Senate primary.

Sestak ran in, and won, that primary, defeating the White House's preferred candidate, Sen. Arlen Specter.

He told reporters Thursday that he would not expand upon his prior statements until the White House releases its report on the matter. President Obama said in his news conference that such a report would come "shortly."

Richard Sestak, the congressman's brother, who has served as his top political adviser and campaign lawyer, spoke with administration officials Wednesday, Joe Sestak said.

"They got a hold of my brother on his cell phone, and he spoke to the White House . . . about what's going to occur," said Sestak, who said he expects the White House will release its information Friday. He declined to elaborate on his discussions with Richard.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; sestak; sestakgate; sestakspecterobama; spector
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Now that the Washington Post is reporting it it must be a story.
1 posted on 05/27/2010 6:12:43 PM PDT by malkee
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To: malkee

so did they contact him because he is a lawyer? or the political advisor?


2 posted on 05/27/2010 6:15:44 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: malkee

Important that they get their lies straight.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 6:16:22 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: malkee

Something struck a nerve, then...


4 posted on 05/27/2010 6:16:24 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: malkee

Who was the congressman thrown under the bus just before the health care vote?
Watch for the media to also paint Sestak as a unhinged pervert lunatic


5 posted on 05/27/2010 6:16:37 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: malkee

What’s the conclusion of the WaPo? Move along now. No story here.


6 posted on 05/27/2010 6:17:23 PM PDT by tips up
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To: All

Just keep the powder dry folks.. Just let it drip slowly..


7 posted on 05/27/2010 6:17:30 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: Kahuna

Bingo!


8 posted on 05/27/2010 6:17:51 PM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: malkee

Heeeere comes a......COVERUP!


9 posted on 05/27/2010 6:18:02 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: malkee

It probably went like this. ‘Shut yer yap or there will be no $$$ or support for your run from the WH’.


10 posted on 05/27/2010 6:18:06 PM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: RummyChick

Here’s more from the link:

“Something happened last July, literally, hardly even remember it,” Sestak said of the offer. “All of a sudden, in this interview, someone asked a question . . . and I answered it up front. But I immediately said the same thing I said to you and haven’t deviated: Look, let’s move on, the rest is politics.”

Congressional Republicans have refused to move on. Seven Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee wrote Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to request a further review of the legal implications. The offering of high-level jobs to members of Congress is a routine matter — Vice President Biden, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis were serving in Congress when Obama offered them jobs — but Republicans said that a job offer designed primarily to impact the outcome of an election crosses a line.
“If true, it’s a crime,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and one who signed the Holder letter. The Justice Department has, so far, declined other requests to investigate or an appointment for a special prosecutor.

Sestak declined to say whether the alleged job offer was inappropriate and defended Obama’s integrity. “I think the president’s a pretty legitimate, you know, person,” he said.


11 posted on 05/27/2010 6:18:43 PM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: malkee

Well, remember that mediaWHORES always HANG the JOKER’S dirty laundry close as possible to the weekends.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 6:18:52 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: malkee

He said the entire ordeal has grown out of a single quip — answering “yes” and saying he was offered a “high-up job” — to a question posed by longtime Philadelphia TV newsman Larry Kane during a February interview.

“Something happened last July, literally, hardly even remember it,” Sestak said of the offer. “All of a sudden, in this interview, someone asked a question . . . and I answered it up front. But I immediately said the same thing I said to you and haven’t deviated: Look, let’s move on, the rest is politics.”
So what was a serious attempt to derail him was a joke? He’s claiming it was a joke?


13 posted on 05/27/2010 6:20:00 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: malkee
The White House is releasing its report tomorrow? And Sestak doesn't know what he's supposed to say until he knows what's in it? This smells. Some people need to be put under oath.

14 posted on 05/27/2010 6:20:36 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: wiggen

It was an attempt to show what Arlen Specter is really like. Anything else is a lie.


15 posted on 05/27/2010 6:21:27 PM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: penelopesire; STARWISE; Virginia Ridgerunner; maggief; hoosiermama; Al B.; SoCalPol; malkee

“Something happened last July, literally, hardly even remember it,” Sestak said of the offer. “All of a sudden, in this interview, someone asked a question . . . and I answered it up front. But I immediately said the same thing I said to you and haven’t deviated: Look, let’s move on, the rest is politics.”

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Sestac is “losing his memory” for details.

His brother is his lawyer and he’s been contacted by the WH.

Rahm is in Israel.

The WH will have its offcial statement on Friday.

It’ll be time to “mov on”. No crime committed. All lies wil be in order after all these months.

No media interest to follow.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 6:22:33 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Genoa

What combination of Lies will get them out of this? Stay tuned to MSNBC to find out. Morning Shmoe will have the line out there.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 6:23:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: malkee; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


18 posted on 05/27/2010 6:23:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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Never mind my typing....lol.


19 posted on 05/27/2010 6:23:30 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

We’ll see about that.


20 posted on 05/27/2010 6:23:37 PM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: malkee

Obviously they are working on making the respective revised explanations non-contradictory.


21 posted on 05/27/2010 6:24:45 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: malkee

“It’s the Chicago way” - and the news media are sycophants.

No grand jury has been convened and AG Holder is a puke.

Sestak is a puke too.


22 posted on 05/27/2010 6:26:15 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Genoa

Rest assured that Sestak will be given the report way in advance. Plus, he will be coached before he answers anymore questions.

Believe me, these people are more corrupt than the mob.


23 posted on 05/27/2010 6:27:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: malkee

If Sestak ends up “visiting Ft. Marcy Park,” if you get my drift, could Specter still run?


24 posted on 05/27/2010 6:28:04 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: malkee

You almost feel a little sorry for Sestack. He has stepped into the classic danged if you do, danged if you don’t situation.

But for pubbies this is must do situation. Take the flipping bull by the horns and carry this thing across whatever the finish line is. If you end up grasping air, spin it in the best way possible. Really folks, read Alinsky, there is some good stuff there,


25 posted on 05/27/2010 6:28:05 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: malkee

Twins?


26 posted on 05/27/2010 6:28:15 PM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: onyx

Holder, Sestak, the zero ... criminals just being criminal. Democrat voters think it’s cool for their democrats to get away with criminality.


27 posted on 05/27/2010 6:28:32 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: unixfox
Misprision of a felony. Obstruction of justice.

28 posted on 05/27/2010 6:29:36 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: MHGinTN

Yep and the sycophantic lame stream all think it’s cool too.


29 posted on 05/27/2010 6:29:38 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: malkee

Just wait until congressional hearing in January. This Chicago machine will be squashed.


30 posted on 05/27/2010 6:30:25 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (gone Galt)
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To: malkee
Well considering they and the White House are the only witnesses, I wouldn't expect much to come of this. They just have to come up with an operative story and stick to it. No one else can prove otherwise.
31 posted on 05/27/2010 6:32:24 PM PDT by DB
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To: onyx

Darrell Issa has not let up on Sestak.
Runing for the Senate is an ego thing for Sestak.
HE is another Wesley Clark.

If he thinks he will be rewarded for covering up
for Obama, he is as stupid as he seems


32 posted on 05/27/2010 6:32:25 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Genoa

OATH? I think he has fractured every oath he’s ever taken. Riar riar pants on fire.


33 posted on 05/27/2010 6:32:39 PM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Richard Kimball
If Sestak ends up “visiting Ft. Marcy Park,” if you get my drift, could Specter still run?

Don't think so, esp. after his loss in the primary. Part of me was hoping Specter would win the primary, just to see Pat Toomey beat him in November. And Toomey may still win depending on how this plays out. If Sestak really wants to win he'll tell the whole story, and soon.

34 posted on 05/27/2010 6:33:46 PM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: Genoa

But the only witnesses to the crime can lie their way out of it. What actual tangible proof of anything is there. If they both come up with an operative story and stick to it not much can or will be done about it.


35 posted on 05/27/2010 6:34:39 PM PDT by DB
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To: lovesdogs

I agree, the alinsky method will destroy the libs. You are spot on. The libs have shown their cards, we know, and we’re going to fight it. And We’re going to use their tactics. By we, I mean Americans, not politicians. F them all. See this article, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2522656/posts. This country is ruled by citizens, and we WILL be free. It’s in our blood. There’s nothing they can spin to make it different.


36 posted on 05/27/2010 6:35:12 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (gone Galt)
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To: DB
Well, if the GOP wish to make good use of it, then at least this is a fine issue for November. (If.)

37 posted on 05/27/2010 6:36:16 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: DB

The only way to “fix” the story is for Sestak to say he was mistaken. If he does that, he runs the risk of losing the election.


38 posted on 05/27/2010 6:36:31 PM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: unixfox

Sestak is weak, I’ve followed him for a number of years. He parrots the party script and will do so here. He’s like Dukakis, only more mealy-mouthed. He stands with pelosi, maybe even to her left.

He was destined to lose in November anyway but I hope it is a flaming burnout.


39 posted on 05/27/2010 6:38:24 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: onyx

The msm has lost their power. The only reason they’re relevant is because talk radio talks about them. I wish all of talk radio would STOP it. The MSM would be NOTHING if not for talk radio’s promotion of them. I’m sick of talk radio and their promotions.


40 posted on 05/27/2010 6:38:26 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (gone Galt)
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To: malkee

If doesn’t say that he may be risking prison for not properly reporting it. Also, who knows what the White House will offer him if he just says I was “mistaken”.

Easy choice.


41 posted on 05/27/2010 6:38:56 PM PDT by DB
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To: malkee

It reminds me of Godfather II when Michael Corleone is before the Senate Committee. He is in danger because Frankie Pentangeli, another mobster, is about to spill his guts about the Corleone operation.

Michael has Pentangeli’s brother brought to the hearing.

Frankie gets the message.

Chicago politics.


42 posted on 05/27/2010 6:39:16 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: malkee
Sorry...

"If he doesn't ..."

43 posted on 05/27/2010 6:40:09 PM PDT by DB
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To: malkee

Bull. The white house can’t talk. I want to know who he talked to.


44 posted on 05/27/2010 6:40:55 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: malkee

another phony

tell the god damned truth


45 posted on 05/27/2010 6:41:11 PM PDT by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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To: malkee

Pass the popcorn.


46 posted on 05/27/2010 6:43:18 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: unixfox

They ARE the mob.


47 posted on 05/27/2010 6:46:11 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: malkee

Washington is full of imbeciles.....IT’S ALWAYS THE COVERUP IDIOTS.


48 posted on 05/27/2010 6:49:29 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: misterrob

New Word-For-The-Day-For-DIMocRATS: Truth

I know it will be hard for you, but try it. Really, try it.

Hahahahahahahahahaha! You IMs are such moonbat, asshat losers.


49 posted on 05/27/2010 6:49:37 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: Indy Pendance
Asked how much of his wealth he will spend, if necessary, his answer is as simple as it is swift: "All of it."

Wow. What a great thread. That is the kind of guts that we need in this fight.

50 posted on 05/27/2010 6:51:44 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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