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GOP Asks FBI to Investigate ‘Collusion,’ Obstruction of Justice in Sestak Case
The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday, May 28, 2010 | Byron York

Posted on 05/28/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT by kristinn

All the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have joined Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking GOP member of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, in writing a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller over the Joe Sestak affair. The lawmakers urge Mueller to investigate “collusion” and possible obstruction of justice involving the White House, former President Bill Clinton, and Sestak’s brother, who was consulted during the drafting of the new White House report.

“Not surprisingly, the White House’s own report clears White House officials and former President Bill Clinton of wrongdoing,” the lawmakers write. “But assurances by the Obama White House that no laws were broken are like the Nixon White House promising it did nothing illegal in Watergate. Clearly an independent investigation is necessary to determine once and for all what really happened.”

The lawmakers say that the original acts, in which Sestak was offered a position in return for his leaving the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary race, could violate several federal laws. But they are also worried by the circumstances surrounding the White House’s self-exonerating report. ”We are equally concerned about steps taken by the White House leading up to the issuance of today’s report,” they write, “including a meeting between former President Clinton and President Obama and reports that Rep. Sestak’s brother and campaign manager was consulted on the drafting of the White House report. The apparent collusion between the parties involved may constitute obstruction of justice. We urge the FBI to investigate.”

The Republicans note that Attorney General Eric Holder has already turned down a request from Issa to investigate the matter.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; joesestak; obama; obamascandals; payola; sestakgate
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1 posted on 05/28/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The “Chicago Way” in action.


2 posted on 05/28/2010 1:45:55 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: kristinn

President Biden, here we come!


3 posted on 05/28/2010 1:45:57 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: kristinn

Don’t neglect the possible buying of votes on Obamacare when Jim Matheson’s brother got a judicial appointment...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-now-selling-appeals-court-judgeships-health-care-votes


4 posted on 05/28/2010 1:46:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: kristinn

Eric holder will just black hole this.

That’s why holder was picked for the job. Preplanning.


5 posted on 05/28/2010 1:46:53 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: kristinn

Yeah. Lots of luck with THAT!


6 posted on 05/28/2010 1:47:15 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Grunthor
President Biden, here we come!

Biden: "I CAN'T WAIT!"

7 posted on 05/28/2010 1:47:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: kristinn

Time for an extra large tub of popcorn..with real butter.


8 posted on 05/28/2010 1:47:45 PM PDT by diplomatic_immunity
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To: kristinn

This needs a special prosecutor. If the shoe were on the other foot...Dems and their media (which is most of it) would be screaming for a “real” investigation. Let’s see if the MSM tries to close this down.


9 posted on 05/28/2010 1:48:07 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Grunthor

Not a chance. That would require a media with integrity and they have none at all. Obama will skate, Sestak on the other hand will be defeated in November and then punished in some way or another by the Chicago thugs that run our country now.


10 posted on 05/28/2010 1:48:59 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: Grunthor

“President Biden, here we come!”


I can’t wait.


11 posted on 05/28/2010 1:51:27 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: kristinn
Holder turned down a request to investigate? I am shocked I tell you I am Shocked! (Not).

Watching Oboingo and company cover their tracks in this mess is a bit like a person walking into a bank and handing a teller a deposit slip with their name and address on it, and then holding up the bank. While looking directly into the surveillance camera. And then trying to convince you that they did nothing illegal, because they had an acct with the bank.
12 posted on 05/28/2010 1:52:05 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Never happen during the Era of Zero.


13 posted on 05/28/2010 1:53:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (SB. 1070 - Arizona's way of finding out whose side Barry Zero is really on.)
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To: Grunthor
ACCKK! OMG if he's in on it..... aw geez NOOOOO!!!President...Pelos.....bleeeeeech....

sorry... now I have to go clean up my keyboard...
14 posted on 05/28/2010 1:54:11 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: SatinDoll

The GOP should be asking the FBI to investigate a lot more than just this.


15 posted on 05/28/2010 1:54:40 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Newton

YEP. They have beencarelessand hand-fisted, IMO. The lunch with WJC yesterday and today the report, and now Sestak changing his tune about a job. It looks bad.


16 posted on 05/28/2010 1:55:47 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: kristinn

The collusion is obvious now that we’ve heard the matching stories.I can imagine this coming from WH mouthpiece: “Stick with this version and you’re home free.’


17 posted on 05/28/2010 1:56:46 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Newton

They’d never let ‘slip of the lip’ Joe in on this. Hahaha.


18 posted on 05/28/2010 1:56:58 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Maybe this will be their open door. There’s not much gray area on this one..... so this gives them something concrete to work with, then the other things may unravel.....


19 posted on 05/28/2010 1:57:01 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: CommieCutter

At least he’ll be entertaining.


20 posted on 05/28/2010 1:57:52 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Texas resident

Holder is the Janet Reno for this thug regime.


21 posted on 05/28/2010 1:59:24 PM PDT by unkus
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To: SatinDoll

President Biden: “This is a big F’n deal!”


22 posted on 05/28/2010 1:59:32 PM PDT by bp22 (Millions of Americans worship a supreme being whose name is not Obama.)
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To: SatinDoll

the chicago way is to leave someone like blago holding the bag.......this is an attempt to exonerate all of them. someone did something and I am NOT buying this story. too many holes in it - too many meetings and phone calls getting their stories straight for their to be nothing there.


23 posted on 05/28/2010 2:00:46 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: kristinn

I am sure Holder will get right on this.

/sarc

Did I really need that? nope.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 2:00:47 PM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: kristinn

Good. Glad to hear they’re not sitting down for this charade.


25 posted on 05/28/2010 2:02:24 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: ReneeLynn
good point!!! He would probably get caught on mike telling oboingo:

"great #$%^&* job with that coverup boss!! To bad Sestak didn't take that job you offered....then you wouldn't have to cover this up. Did I say cover up? Oh @#$^ ....the villages.....america's....[inaudible]"
26 posted on 05/28/2010 2:02:46 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: kristinn

So what is the GOP going to do when Holder slaps this request down? It’s nice to make these proclamations but action is what is needed. We must keep the dims backpedaling and on defense.


27 posted on 05/28/2010 2:02:47 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

Holder may not pursue charges, but it’s Mueller who calls the shots at the FBI.


28 posted on 05/28/2010 2:09:42 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: a fool in paradise
Don’t neglect the possible buying of votes on Obamacare when Jim Matheson’s brother got a judicial appointment

Only Matheson voted no. They cant even buy notes competently

29 posted on 05/28/2010 2:21:48 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Texas resident
Eric holder will just black hole this.

If he does we can use it against the 'rats in the fall.

30 posted on 05/28/2010 2:25:48 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: SatinDoll
The “Chicago Way” “Clinton Way” in action.

Here's hoping he goes Nixonian. ;-)

31 posted on 05/28/2010 2:30:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Grunthor

“President Biden, here we come!”

In your dreams, in a few days anyone not believing this ridiculous excuse will be demonized. Obama’s media got their explanation - now they will sell it for him.


32 posted on 05/28/2010 2:30:50 PM PDT by kezzek
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To: kristinn
I'm sorry, I believe this is going nowhere.

the parties involved aren't going to say anything incriminating...they now have their story and they'll be sticking with it.

the ONLY potential to make something of this is to put Sestak under oath to see if he repeats the BS story. If he does, it's over.

If he tells the truth...then you can put others under oath...but they'll lie and it'll be a "he said/he said"...and won't be prosecutable.

I'm wondering if it's just better to let this lie and let folks wonder...

33 posted on 05/28/2010 2:33:09 PM PDT by Mariner (The first Presidential candidate to call for deportation, wins.)
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To: kristinn

There is a massive cover up here and the media , or some of them are not doing much investigating.

shocking I know, they would rather be nice and hope they get an interview wit their messiah.


34 posted on 05/28/2010 2:35:54 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: a fool in paradise

Or the seat for sale, there is no way he did not know about that either.

This admin is full of corruption and cover ups.


35 posted on 05/28/2010 2:36:38 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: kristinn
Holder is the biggest criminal of them all.
36 posted on 05/28/2010 2:40:24 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: manc

Lying to investigators is what’ll convict them in the end.

The culture of corruption continues.

DRAIN THE SWAMP!


37 posted on 05/28/2010 2:48:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: kristinn

Anti washington, anti establishment,

what do you think about the position that you are in?

He said he wasn’t interested in the “job” because he wanted to work for PA. PA has been “ripped apart”

Do you think this will impact your campaign?
No, they’re worried about “their jobs” the farmer in Potter County…platitudes… pivot to campaign slogan

He felt it wasn’t “right” to talk about details of a conference w/ BJ.

Last saw Rahm March 2009 for some HC thingy at WH… LIE.. i think

he reiterates his “yes” answer about summer 09.. reiterates “PRESIDENTIAL BOARD”….is saying he interrupted the president, and doesn’t recall, foggy memory, maybe intelligence, and says he wasn’t interested,

folks, this guy is struggling, he is really struggling and in a corner.This might (REAL HOPE) be obozo waterloo!


38 posted on 05/28/2010 3:03:51 PM PDT by FreeperDoll
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To: a fool in paradise

True.
Chicago politics is hard to forget for these Chicago thug clowns and in the end it will bring them down and I’ll be loving it.


39 posted on 05/28/2010 3:10:04 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Grunthor
"President Biden, here we come!"

Oh dear God please no..just get rid of both of the buffoons!

40 posted on 05/28/2010 3:14:38 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9

President Pelosi?


41 posted on 05/28/2010 3:17:48 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: a fool in paradise

GOD LOVE HIM! ;)


42 posted on 05/28/2010 3:20:00 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Mariner
I'm wondering if it's just better to let this lie and let folks wonder...

No way. Asking a candidate to stop campaigning for no value is as stupid as it sounds. The Obama WH committed an egregious act of Chicago politics and Sestak sang. This is a felony for obvious reasons. The law specifically addresses primaries.

43 posted on 05/28/2010 3:24:13 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kristinn

Keep out in the public loud and clear.


44 posted on 05/28/2010 3:24:42 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: kjo

They need to keep pounding this and not let it go away. It stinks to high heaven and we all know it.


45 posted on 05/28/2010 3:25:24 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Grunthor
Another bumbling fool to be controlled.


46 posted on 05/28/2010 3:33:27 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: ExTexasRedhead

When we take the house, I hope the republicans hold hundreds of congressional hearings. We need to demand it.


47 posted on 05/28/2010 3:34:47 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Mariner

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/29/595


48 posted on 05/28/2010 3:36:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kristinn

I’ve seen it posted before around here, but naturally can’t find it now ... can anyone source me to the USC section that details the violation(s) of law here?

Thanks. Sorry to be so dense.


49 posted on 05/28/2010 3:37:26 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Wake up, you’re dreaming again.


50 posted on 05/28/2010 3:37:31 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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