Skip to comments.U. of Chicago medical center VP revealed as Jeremiah Wright briber
Posted on 05/14/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT by Nachum
On an appearance on Sean Hannitys radio show on Monday, The Amateur author Edward Klein revealed the name of a close ally of President Barack Obama that his book alleges offered a $150,000 bribe to Rev. Jeremiah Wright to be quiet until after the 2008 election.
Well, what happened is that after ABCs Brian Ross broadcast the video tapes of the Rev. Wright God damning America and slamming whites and slamming Jews and America, he was contacted by one of Obamas closest personal friends a guy who travels on Obamas plane, who plays basketball with him, who goes on vacation with him, Klein said. His name is Dr. Eric Whitaker. Dr. Whitaker is the vice president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and hes a member of Obamas very tight inner circle. And he sent an email to a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.
Klein reminded listeners that Whitakers hospital is the same one that paid first lady Michelle Obama $316,962 a year to handle community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center while her husband served in the U.S. Senate.
In an email, Klein said Whitaker had offered Wright $150,000 if he would shut-up and not criticize Obama anymore. When Wright refused Whitakers offer, Klein said Obama himself personally met with Wright, which supposedly took place after Obamas March 18, 2008 race speech, confirmed by both Wrights word and the U.S. Secret Service logs.
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Someone’s gonna end up like Breitbart....
The last line of the article is the most curious of all.
Is the Obama charade unraveling? I hope so. He need sto not only be out of office, he needs to be in jail for the destruction he has done.
Chicago is no different than ever. It still loses.
Gee....this isn’t by-chance the same Eric Whitaker, is it? Nah, that would be too much of a coinky-dink, wouldn’t it?
“The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obamas closest friends.”
I would love to hear that tape.
‘Gee....this isnt by-chance the same Eric Whitaker, is it? Nah, that would be too much of a coinky-dink, wouldnt it?’
Yep, smells like ‘quid pro quo’ to me too.
As I recall, Wright also built a big, expensive house. I’m sure the two events are not related, though.
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This is more important than just the story--if it is true that a highly connected physician at UChi really did this, and it needs to be thoroughly researched--this could change the game.
Wright was preaching Marxism more than Christianity.
Not enough room; that space is used for vetting Romney's high school years.
Well, at least until the records are sealed, destroyed, and the investigators personally attacked.
“This is more important than just the story—if it is true that a highly connected physician at UChi really did this, and it needs to be thoroughly researched—this could change the game.”
If and only if the MSM develops a sense of curiousity about it - thus far, none of the press seems to be interested in exploring all these strange coincidences where large amount of US taxpayer money seems to end up in the hands of people with close ties to Obama.
That statement makes Obama still a Muzzie.
Jeremiah Wright, an ex-Muslim, would know how to accept Christianity withoug renouncing his Muslim background. These words are very revealing for it tells of duality of both Obama and Wright. It also gives insight into Obama and Wright both holding onto their Muslim beliefs. It is a stubborn mind, that knowing Christianity, will not give up Muslim beliefs.
Executive Vice President, Strategic AffiliationsSounds very much like the high-paying job Michelle had while Barry was IL Senator. Sounds like this guy's a Dem operative.
Associate Dean, Community-Based Research
Dr. Eric E. Whitaker is the executive vice president, strategic affiliations and associate dean of community-based research at the University of Chicago Medicine. He is responsible for leading the Urban Health Initiative, linking the medical centers mission of patient care, teaching and research for the purpose of improving the health of South Side residents.
A friend of ‘a friend’ called Wright’s church and asked if muslims went there. The answer was ‘yes.’ True story.
Wasn’t Wright first a MUslim??
I would be curious to know what the current person who handles community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center is paid?
No. His daddy was a baptist preacher and he became a pastor in 1972.
I would not be surprised if the position was eliminated after she left
If an Obama tree falls in the LSM forest and nobody heard it, did it make a sound?
I’m beginning to get somewhat suspicious of President Obama. I hope he addresses this stuff, otherwise I’m afraid it could damage his reputation.
Yes it was indeed eliminated.
“Obama’s pal Eric Whitaker, his Tony Rezko tie”
By Lynn Sweet on October 28, 2008
“With the prospects of Barack Obama winning the White House pretty good, the Sun-Times Watchdog team took a look in the Tuesday paper about a potential Obama administration appointee, pal Eric Whitaker.
By the Sun-Times Watchdog team
Dr. Eric Whitaker and Sen. Barack Obama go way back.
Their friendship began when they were graduate students at Harvard University. Now, Whitaker is one of Obama’s closest advisers.
Whitaker, 43, of Chicago, often travels with the presidential hopeful on the campaign trail and has vacationed with him in Hawaii. There’s talk Whitaker could be in line for a federal appointment if Obama becomes president.
Five years ago, Obama, then an Illinois state senator, gave a “glowing’’ reference for Whitaker to Tony Rezko, the now-convicted political fixer who helped Gov. Blagojevich find people to run state agencies. Blagojevich hired Whitaker to be the state’s public health director.
Obama has said that’s the only time he can recall talking to Rezko — who was a major campaign fund-raiser for him and for Blagojevich — about getting anyone a state job.
“Somebody who I do remember talking directly to Tony about was Dr. Eric Whitaker,” Obama told the Sun-Times in March. “He and I played basketball together when he was getting his master’s in public health at Harvard, while I was in law school there. He had expressed an interest in that job. I did contact Tony, or Tony contacted me, and I gave him a glowing recommendation because I thought he was outstanding.’’
Whitaker had been a rising star at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital, known for a program he created that went to barbershops to educate black men on preventive care.
“I did not seek any position and was stunned when I was asked to interview for the IDPH director position,” Whitaker, who declined an interview request, said in a written response to questions. “My first encounter with Tony Rezko was when he called and told me to come in for an interview approximately one week after I had already been interviewed’’ by three other Blagojevich advisers.
As state health chief, Whitaker spent millions on programs that used churches to educate minorities about AIDS, breast cancer and preparing for public health emergencies, a program hailed nationwide.
Whitaker’s agency also got caught up in scandal. He oversaw the budget of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, which approves medical construction projects. Rezko and his associates controlled that board, which they used to solicit kickbacks and payoffs, according to testimony at Rezko’s trial.
Rezko was convicted. Whitaker, who said he wasn’t involved in the board’s day-to-day operations, was never accused of any wrongdoing.
“During my time as director of IDPH, I received four or five calls from Tony Rezko seeking my support for and attendance at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital charity event,’’ Whitaker said. “After my employment interview, I never had a conversation with Mr. Rezko about the” health department or the planning board.
Whitaker left the state payroll a year ago and joined Obama’s wife Michelle as a high-ranking executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center. When he was hired, U. of C. was seeking permission to expand its children’s hospital — one of five expansions the university sought from the state while Whitaker was health director. All were approved by the planning board. Whitaker and the U. of C. said he had nothing to do with those approvals.
“Whether and to what extent Dr. Whitaker had anything to do with the [approval] process while at IDPH was and is totally irrelevant to his hiring by or his work at the Medical Center,” wrote Susan S. Sher, a medical center attorney.”
Appears that Obama’s buddy (Eric E Whitaker) offered Rev. Wright $150,000.00 hush money in ‘08.
Federal election laws violated. hhmmm.
Yes. It echoed, "Yes We Can, Yes We Can..."
“Valerie Jarrett to lead expanded Board of University of Chicago Medical Center
James Madara, M.D., appointed Medical Center CEO”
Jarrett—The Iranian that isn’t in a well outside of Qom.
How do we know that he didn’t get the 150 large? He was awfully quiet during the election cycle in the fall of ‘08!
“....it needs to be thoroughly researched...”
I can’t for the life of me think of one individual with the stones to do the “research” and then publish their findings!
Pinging myself for later.
$150 large to shut up??
$5.9 mil from Congress??
Issa should open an investigation, slam Whitaker, Wright and Klein with subpenas... pronto.
excerpts from link in 45.
Whitaker was exchanging e-mails with the president right up until the night before the vote on the health care legislation. He was there for Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress urging them to pass health care reform. That was the night a South Carolina congressman challenged Obama’s contention that the law would not cover illegal immigrants.
“I heard Rep. Joe Wilson shout, ‘You lie’ and, you know, we were going to try to deal with that South Side style,” Whitaker said as the room erupted in laughter. “I was sitting in the first lady’s box, and I decided to comport myself in a little different manner.”
Whitaker introduced mutual friends of his and the presidents in the audience, including the successor to Obama’s controversial former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.
“I also want to recognize my pastor from a church you all have never heard of, Otis Moss from Trinity United Church of Christ,” Whitaker said to laughter and applause.
Is sending government money to pastors to talk about chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension good public policy? Whitaker said “yes.”
“Our work in this particular area was recognized by the [Centers for Disease Control] as being an important innovation for improving the heath of the minority population,” Whitaker said. “That’s kind of under some controversy as of late, but I stand by the fact that churches on the ground are important actors in the community with ministers who are opinion leaders.”
And the hits just keep coming.