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  • Romanoff Cracks: Secret White House Jobsgate E-Mail Revealed (WH corruption)

    06/03/2010 9:01:07 PM PDT · by This Just In · 86 replies · 3,904+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 3, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Romanoff Cracks: Secret White House Jobsgate E-Mail Revealed By Jeffrey Lord on 6.3.10 And…bang! Can you say James McCord? In a revelation that will send shock waves through the American political landscape, the Denver Post last night revealed that Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has now reluctantly admitted he discussed "three possible jobs with the deputy chief of staff of the Obama administration -- all contingent upon a decision by Romanoff not to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet." The White House Deputy Chief of Staff is Jim Messina, a Denver-born Obama aide who served as the chief of staff of...
  • BREAKING...Ed Rendell was involved on Sestak

    06/02/2010 6:39:00 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 91 replies · 3,260+ views
    Fox News | 6/2/10 | Hannity
    On Hannity just now, Ed Rendell said he was in talks with Rahm Emanuel about wanting Sestak not to run against Specter. Hannity cut him off while he was in the process of admitting another job offer to someone against Santorum. I can't believe Sean would just cut him off like that. Oops!
  • White House can't get its Sestak story straight

    06/01/2010 3:45:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 1,343+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2010
    Did you hear the one about how President Obama got Slick Willie Clinton to offer second-term Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak an unpaid appointment to an obscure White House advisory panel in return for dropping his primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter? Obama and his Chicago boys are still guffawing over how all the chumps in the media reported that one with a straight face. Hey, it's a just another reason why running a gangster government is nothing but laughs for the Obama crew in the White House. The reality is that nobody outside the White House gang and...
  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians: High Crimes and Misdemeanors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Part 2)

    05/31/2010 3:35:42 PM PDT · by callisto · 7 replies · 1,027+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | May 31, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    In Part 1 of this three part series I discussed the Obama administration'slatest scandal, Sestak-gate, a classic quid pro quo for political advantage and its subsequent cover-up. < snip > The Inconsistencies The inconsistencies between the White House and Congressman Sestack’s statements lead to more questions than their "coordinated" statements answer. The Obama administration is adamant that "White House staff did not discuss these options with Congressman Sestak." Really? Sestak claims the offer originated from "someone in the White House,” but former President Bill Clinton is not part of the Obama White House. And Sestak has repeated this claim on...
  • Issa: Explanation of Sestak Deal Is Bad Cover-Up of Crime (Obama not that smart after all)

    05/31/2010 6:02:08 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 868+ views
    fox news ^ | 5/30/2010 | fox news
    A California congressman who called it an "impeachable" offense for the administration to offer Rep. Joe Sestak a job in exchange for his quitting a Senate bid said Sunday the cover-up, as usual, appears worse than the crime. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said the explanation for the Sestak affair -- that former President Bill Clinton offered the Democratic congressman an unpaid position on an advisory board if he would drop his challenge against party-switching Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter -- is not plausible because as a sitting congressman Sestak couldn't have served on a presidential commission. "It's a crime because they've...
  • "Politicians Are Offered Jobs All The Time" Equals Trying To Influence Outcome Of A Fed. Election?

    05/30/2010 2:14:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies · 462+ views
    5/30/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This seems to be one of the last stands and last ditch arguments that Democrats are making. "Politicians are offered jobs all the time." That is being said over and over now in defense of the Obama administration. "This guy gets offered a job, that guy gets offered one, too, in Washington D.C." Democrats are intentionally trying to sweep ALL job offers in gov't into one basket, and nothing is further from the truth. Trying to influence the outcome of a federal election is illegal.
  • WH had Clinton try to ease Sestak out of Pa. race

    05/29/2010 6:28:06 PM PDT · by GVnana · 27 replies · 763+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 5/29/2010 | Phillip Elliot
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House said on Friday it had enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer. Nothing wrong with that, the White House said. Oh, yes, there was, Republicans countered. The administration admission—it said Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had asked the former president to call Sestak—left many questions unanswered, and it seemed unlikely the issue had been put to rest. For Obama, the revelations called into question his repeated promises to run an open government that...
  • Sestak was ineligible for job Clinton offered

    05/29/2010 8:27:43 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 25 replies · 695+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2010 | Byron York
    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...
  • [Barf Alert!] Is Sestak Offer A Reprise Of 1982 Reagan Move?

    05/29/2010 7:50:50 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 34 replies · 847+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/28/10 | Ken Rudin
    My in-box is quickly filling up with reactions and thoughts about what to make of the Joe Sestak "drop-out-of-the-Senate-race-and-we'll-get-you-a-job" story. The mail is split between one side saying this is a non-story because it happens all the time, and the other side reminding us that President Obama promised "transparency" and that this would not be a "politics as usual" administration. My own view is that both points are correct. It does happen all the time — and I'll get to that in a moment. That's not the view of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who is saying this "could be President...
  • Sestak Was Contacted Twice By The White House? Bill Clinton Only Contacted Sestak Once. Hmmmm.

    05/29/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies · 1,201+ views
    5/29/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Charles Krauthammer brought up how TWO contacts were made with Sestak by the White House. One in June and one in July of 2009. Clinton only talked one time with Sestak about taking an unpaid advisory position. In his interview with Larry Kane, Sestak said yes to being offered a "high ranking" and a "federal job" by someone in the White House. When asked if it was for Secretary of the Navy he responded with "no comment." An unpaid advisory position would not be a high ranking federal job. What was that high ranking federal job and who would be...
  • Sestak “Job” Offer Misunderstood Says Emanuel

    05/29/2010 1:09:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies · 983+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative | 29 May 2010 | John Semmens
    Allegations by Representative Joe Sestak (D-Penn) that President Obama offered him a job if he would drop his primary challenge against Pennsylvania’s sitting Democratic Senator Arlen Specter may have all been a misunderstanding according to Presidential advisor Rahm Emanuel. “I can see how Representative Sestak’s over-inflated ego may have persuaded him that the President would ‘hand him a job,’” Emanuel observed. “But Joe has gotten his wires crossed and completely misunderstood what he was being asked to do. All the President wanted was for Joe to serve as an unpaid member on his staff.” Emanuel dismissed the charge that a...
  • Krauthammer: WH Statement On Sestak "Lawyerly" And "Deceptive"

    05/29/2010 12:08:56 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies · 1,689+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/28/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    FoxNews video: Charles Krauthammer on the revelation that the White House enlisted Bill Clinton to try to convince Joe Sestak not to enter the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary. Video at link.
  • Is the Impeachment of Barack Obama Moving Forward?

    05/29/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies · 3,335+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    All of a sudden, everyone is talking about the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama. Drudge is writing about it. Sean Hannity is talking about it. Dick Morris is saying that the potential scandal is "enormous.". Karl Rove called it an "extraordinary charge." WorldNetDaily.com wrote that "it could be grounds for impeachment." What happened? The story surrounding the alleged bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak initially broke way back in February. We wrote about it then, but it never broke out into the mainstream media. But because of activist pressure and the courageous work of California Congressman Darrell Issa the story refused...
  • Barack Obama's Credibility Hits Rock Bottom After Oil Spill And Sestak Scandal

    05/29/2010 12:51:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 2,214+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 29, 2010
    Barack Obama's Credibility Hits Rock Bottom After Oil Spill And Sestak Scandal Toby Harnden 29 May 2010 The first thing Barack Obama probably should have done was to order the livestreaming Oil Spill Cam to be turned off. As the President insisted to Americans that he was "singularly focused" on staunching the flow, there was that mesmerising image on their television screens of plumes of hydrocarbons gushing relentlessly into the Gulf of Mexico. When any political leader feels they have to declare that they are "fully engaged" in an issue, it is clear that they are in trouble. Talking about...
  • Sestak-Gate?

    05/29/2010 11:42:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    Newsweak ^ | May 28th | The Spectrum
    After several months of smoldering, a slow-burning scandal in Pennsylvania has finally gone mainstream. Did the White House offer Rep. Joe Sestak a plum administration job in return for dropping his bid against Sen. Arlen Specter? Now that Sestak has defeated Specter in the Democratic primary, congressional Republicans are clamoring for a probe, alleging such an offer, if it occurred, may have constituted bribery. Here's the skinny.
  • FREIND Interviews Joe Sestak On White House Job Offer

    05/29/2010 5:38:05 AM PDT · by grace522 · 38 replies · 2,076+ views
    Freindly Fire Zone ^ | 28 May 2010 | Chris Freind
    Chris Freind interviews U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak about his role in "Job Gate"--- the possible quid pro quo job offer from the White House in exchange for Sestak abandoning the race. Criminal implications for both White House officials and Congressman Sestak are discussed. Job Gate portion of the interview runs from minute 4:00 to 11.35 and from 15:20 to end (one minute later). http://wche.podomatic.com/player/web/2010-05-28T07_32_02-07_00 Excerpt: FREIND: "U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, one of the highest ranking Democcrats in the Senate, has publicly said that you need to come clean.... ...Clearly, someone isn't telling the whole truth. If this was a...
  • White House Source: Obama Ignorant of Sestak Bribe Attempt Until "Recent Days"

    05/28/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 178 replies · 4,510+ views
    Friday, May 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    In reports that appear to have been missed in the flurry of reporting this afternoon on the Obama administration's release of a cursory report on its in-house investigation on the administration's attempted bribery of Rep. Joe Sestak, CNN's John King reported that a White House source told him Barack Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt until "recent days."Posting on Twitter around 1 p.m. EDT, King reported in three Tweets what his sources were telling him about the unfolding scandal:WH Source: prez didnt know about rahm/clinton/sestak talks until recent days; GOP pressing for more details.WH memo lacks...
  • Analysis: Sestak case smudges Obama outsider image

    05/29/2010 10:17:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 582+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/10 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON – So much for changing how Washington works. Crimping his carefully crafted outsider image and undercutting a centerpiece of his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama got caught playing the usual politics — dangling a job offer for a political favor in the hunt for power. His lawyer admitted as much in a Friday report. It detailed how Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, sent former President Bill Clinton on a mission: try to persuade Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., to abandon his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., by offering an executive branch post. Sestak said no, stayed in...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Sestak Scandal (Holder's refusal is a disgrace and will not stand)

    05/29/2010 8:52:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,000+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/10
    Judicial Watch Statement on Sestak ScandalThu May 27, 2:40 pm ET WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement today regarding the federal position allegedly offered by the Obama White House to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA). Rep. Sestak has claimed repeatedly that the Obama White House tried to persuade him to abandon his Democratic primary challenge to Senator Arlen Specter by offering a high-level position in the Obama administration. Rep. Sestak's allegations are extremely serious and yet we've heard nothing from the Obama White House so far but vague denials of wrongdoing and outright...
  • Sestak cover story starts to unravel

    05/29/2010 8:12:06 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 248 replies · 11,065+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Crafting a cover story that is consistent with awkward facts is hard. Did the best and the brightest miss this? Sestak was not eligible to serve on the Intelligence Advisory Board. Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports: 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...
  • Sestak talks to press while Issa looks on

    05/29/2010 5:12:27 AM PDT · by paltz · 20 replies · 635+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 5/29/10 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, spoke to reporters on Friday about the White House memo revealing former President Bill Clinton as the individual who asked him to drop out of the Pennsylvania Senatorial primary in exchange for a job. I asked Mr. Sestak if he ever thought what was happening could have risen to the level of a misdemeanor or a felony. "If I ever thought anything had been wrong about this, I would have reported it," he said (video above).
  • Sestak was ineligible for job Clinton offered

    05/29/2010 12:35:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,322+ views
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | May 29, 2010 | Byron York
    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...
  • Did the most competent Administration ever offer Sestak a position he was ineligible for?

    Looks like the Obama Administration clearing themselves of any wrongdoing didn’t quite settle the problem with Sestak’s allegation. Unfortunately for the White House, it seems that Congressman Sestak wasn’t even eligible for the position he was reportedly offered by President Clinton because he is a current federal employee.
  • U.S. Code Sec. 595 - Interference By Administrative Employees Of Fed., State Or Territorial Govt's

    05/28/2010 9:31:35 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies · 684+ views
    FindLaw ^ | ? | Staff
    Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof, or by the District of Columbia or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or by any State, Territory or Possession of the United States, or any political subdivision, municipality, or agency thereof or agency of such poltitical subdivision or municipality...in connection with any activity which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States, or any department or agency thereof, uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination...
  • White House admits pushing Sestak to drop Senate bid

    05/28/2010 4:05:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,351+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/10 | Jeremy Pelofsky and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House tried to get Representative Joe Sestak to drop his Senate primary bid in Pennsylvania in exchange for an unpaid administration job, according to an internal report released on Friday that concluded the offer was legal. President Barack Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel enlisted former President Bill Clinton as a go-between with Sestak to discuss an unpaid job on a presidential advisory board so he could stay in the House of Representatives and avoid a divisive Democratic primary race for the Senate seat. "I said no," Sestak said in a statement after the White...
  • Sestak: Clinton offered 'presidential board,' maybe intel or defense

    05/28/2010 3:44:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,049+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/10 | Bridget Johnson
    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. "President Clinton had called me last summer" at the urging of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sestak...
  • White House: Clinton spoke to Sestak about 'uncompensated' job

    05/28/2010 3:41:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 680+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/10 | Sam Youngman and Walter Alarkon
    The White House counsel's office said nothing improper or illegal occurred in discussions with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) about dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate race. Sestak was offered an appointed position on a presidential board or executive branch board but those positions "would have been uncompensated," White House Counsel Bob Bauer wrote in a two-page memo released Friday. Bauer confirmed reports that former President Bill Clinton spoke to Sestak at the request of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel about dropping out of the race against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.). Emanuel "enlisted the support" of Clinton to talk...
  • What if Sestak Wasn't the Only One?

    05/28/2010 5:00:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,288+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | David Harsanyi
    Political payoffs are so commonplace in Washington that I was initially unable to muster an appropriate level of outrage at hearing that Rep. Joe Sestak had accused the Obama administration of offering him a job in exchange for his withdrawal from the Pennsylvania Democratic senatorial primary. Until, that is, I heard President Barack Obama's senior advisor David Axelrod explain to CNN's John King that though there was "no evidence" (hey, if the administration's senior advisor claims there is no evidence we should move along) if such an offer were made, it would constitute "a serious breach of the law."If the...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Clinton Refuses To Comment On Sestak Offer

    05/28/2010 2:08:35 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 124 replies · 5,489+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 28, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    President Bill Clinton refuses to comment on the offer made to Rep. Joe Sestak on behalf of the White House. Clinton was asked several times, but ignored the question.
  • GOP Asks FBI to Investigate ‘Collusion,’ Obstruction of Justice in Sestak Case

    05/28/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT · by kristinn · 107 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday, May 28, 2010 | Byron York
    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 Memo on Sestak Discussions Refutes Alleged Misconduct

    05/28/2010 3:03:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1,017+ views
    abc ^ | 5/28/10 | jake tapper
    Refuting allegations that the Obama administration offered Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., a job in exchange for dropping out of the contested Pennsylvania Democratic senate primary earlier this month, the White House says an internal investigation shows nothing improper took place and "that the allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and a lack of basis in the law." In a memo released to the press, White House counsel Robert Bauer says no White House staff made such a proposition to Sestak and that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel only worked through former President Bill Clinton to discuss...
  • GOP asks FBI to investigate ‘collusion,’ possible obstruction of justice in Sestak case

    05/28/2010 2:48:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 790+ views
    wash. examiner ^ | 5/28/10 | Byron York
    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...
  • Sestak says WH gave his brother heads up on story

    05/28/2010 2:05:59 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 12 replies · 744+ views
    Fox News | 5/28/10 | Samizdat
    In Sestak news conference a few minutes ago, he answered the question about his brother's involvement in this issue. He said his brother was contacted by the White House to serve as a conduit (to Sestak) and the White House gave his brother a heads up on what the White House statement was going to be. So now we know how they got their stories coordinated.
  • It was Bill Clinton, Woops not good enough um, Sestak's Brother? um, it, was, Just a Volunteer Job!

    05/28/2010 1:55:39 PM PDT · by unspun · 23 replies · 547+ views
    Investigating Obama ^ | 05/28/2010 | Arlen Williams
    Reporting this in sequential fashion, the lower the later.Orginal post, 5/28/2010, 12:07pm CT - Listening to the joint Obama/Sestak story now, on Fox News. They think this will pass the sniff test of honest news watchers, whether conservative, moderate, or even liberal? After all this time for Obama and Sestak to confer/collude on a story, they come up with, "aw, shucks, it was just a volunteer gig?" This makes Nixon's plumbers and axe-men look pretty competent. Megyn Kelly, "...still illegal." Soon after that, she discusses the subject with former Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, who seems to take a White House...
  • Issa's response to Sestak

    05/28/2010 12:19:38 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 24 replies · 1,287+ views
    House of Representatives ^ | May 28, 2010 | Rep. Darrell Issa
    “After more than ten weeks of outstanding questions, the White House has offered a version of events that has important differences from what Congressman Sestak has been saying for months – that he was offered a ‘job’ by ‘someone in the White House’ in exchange for leaving the Pennsylvania Senate race. “I’m very concerned that in the rush to put together this report, the White House has done everything but explain its own actions and has instead worked to craft a story behind closed doors and coordinate with those involved. The White House has admitted today to coordinating an arrangement...
  • White House Used Bill Clinton To Discourage Sestak

    05/28/2010 9:35:13 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies · 863+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 28 MAY 2010 | WCBSTV.COM
    WASHINGTON (CBS News) ― The White House used former President Bill Clinton to offer an unpaid advisory position to Rep. Joe Sestak in hopes of persuading him to drop his Pennsylvania Senate primary challenge to President Barack Obama's favored candidate, according to an internal report issued Friday. Seeking to quiet the clamor from Republicans and some Democrats over a possible quid pro quo, the White House released a report describing the offer intended to clear a path for Sen. Arlen Specter to win the Democratic nomination. White House Counsel Robert Bauer's report said there was no improper conduct. No one...
  • White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run (Obama admits breaking law)

    05/28/2010 9:42:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 1,157+ views
    washington post ^ | 5/28/2010 | Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker
    At the urging of the Obama White House, former President Bill Clinton asked Rep. Joe Sestak if he would abandon his plans to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary in exchange for an unpaid, advisory position, according to a White House counsel report issued Friday morning. Clinton made the inquiries on behalf of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel last summer, as Sestak began his challenge of Specter, a former Republican who had switched parties, White House Counsel Bob Bauer wrote. Obama publicly backed Specter's reelection bid over Sestak, who remained in the primary and defeated the veteran...
  • White House Admits To Sestak Offer! (These guys can't even spin competently)

    05/28/2010 10:31:44 AM PDT · by big black dog · 12 replies · 579+ views
    Here is the complete memo, with all its admissions and attempts to ‘every thing we offered Sestak was of no value’ – so why make the offer??? The offer and the desired result are clearly delineated in this passage: The White House Chief of Staff enlisted the support of former President Bill 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. It doesn’t get any more damning than this. There was an offer to have him...
  • Sestak Responds (all smoke and mirrors)

    05/28/2010 10:31:52 AM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 46 replies · 1,381+ views
    NRO ^ | May 28, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    From a just released statement: "Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives. I said no. I told President Clinton that my only consideration in getting into the Senate race...
  • Darrell Issa Responds to the Sestak News: "It's Clear They Can't Be Trusted" (Video)

    05/28/2010 10:32:35 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 12 replies · 524+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/28/10 | HAP
    CNN Dana Bash: I just talked to Issa..."He believes that a law has been violated, a law that prohibits people in government from offering to somebody for political reasons, something of value, he believes that there was at least a misdemeanor" (Video)
  • The fix is IN! Sestak responds, "job" meant unpaid job that's all

    05/28/2010 11:42:04 AM PDT · by steve0 · 63 replies · 1,725+ views
    This is according to politico.com . For Freepers to believe, we just have to rely on their long history of credibility and truthfulness. We don't need to ask any other questions to understand or believe the explanation we have been given.
  • Toomey: ‘I sure don’t know why it took three months to say so’

    05/28/2010 12:38:52 PM PDT · by randita · 47 replies · 1,374+ views
    Politics PA ^ | 5/28/10 | Staff
    Toomey: ‘I sure don’t know why it took three months to say so’ If that’s it, why did it take so long? That was the question asked by GOP U.S. Senate nominee Pat Toomey hours after Joe Sestak and White House finally revealed Friday what happened when Bill Clinton called the congressman to see if he’d drop out of his race against Arlen Specter in exchange for an unpaid position on a White House advisroy board. “If this explanation is as innocent as it looks, I sure don’t know why it took three months to say so,” Toomey said in...
  • White House Set to Blame Bill Clinton for Sestak Bribe

    05/28/2010 11:44:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies · 870+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-28-10 | Mike's America
    Does Obama EVER Take Responsibility for ANYTHING?It's bad enough Obama blames former President Bush for nearly everything that goes wrong in Obama's Administration. Now, it appears he's set to blame Bill Clinton. The head's up coming from the Washington Post's Greg Sargent is that the White House will release a statement later today placing former President Clinton at the center of the controversy. Already, this scandal has taken on Clintonian proportions with statements coming from the White House reminiscent of "depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • Bill Clinton Was Asked to Offer Sestak Job

    05/28/2010 11:41:46 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 31 replies · 664+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 05/28/2010 | Chris Bounds
    The White House confirms that Rahm Emanuel asked Bill Clinton to offer an adviser job to Sestak if he would drop out of the Senate race. Reported earlier today, a formal statement from the White House stated that Sestak was offered an unpaid adviser job on an intelligence board by Bill Clinton. This information comes the day after Obama and Clinton met for lunch. Sestak’s statement is coming soon. Update: 5/28/10 at 10:55 am Did former President Clinton speak with Joe Sestak during the PA Senate primary about whether he was open to other options? In my article, Scandal at...
  • White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run

    05/28/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT · by malkee · 74 replies · 2,565+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 28 2010 | Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker
    At the urging of the Obama White House, former President Bill Clinton asked Rep. Joe Sestak whether he would abandon his plans to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary if given an unpaid, advisory position, according to a White House counsel report issued Friday morning. Clinton made the inquiries on behalf of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel last summer, as Sestak began his challenge of Specter, a former Republican who had switched parties, White House Counsel Bob Bauer wrote. Obama publicly backed Specter's reelection bid over Sestak, who remained in the primary and defeated the veteran senator...
  • Statement from Joe Sestak on White House Counsel's Report

    05/28/2010 10:50:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 1,893+ views
    Statement from Joe Sestak on White House Counsel's Report MEDIA, PA - U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Joe Sestak released the following statement today: "Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of...
  • WH Response On Sestak Issue Creates More Questions

    05/28/2010 10:33:34 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies · 505+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/28/10 | CaroleL
    The Obama administration has launched a two pronged defense regarding what the president recently named "the Sestak issue". Did the White House offer US Representative Joe Sestak (D-Pennsylvania) a job if he would drop out of his Democratic primary race with Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania) in violation of federal law? According to White House Counsel Robert F. Bauer, it depends on what your definition of job is. And if Clintonesque word parsing isn't enough to keep President Obama and his team out of legal trouble, then it was former president Bill Clinton who is to blame.
  • Bubba Did It!

    05/28/2010 10:27:36 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 23 replies · 652+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 5/28/10 | Joy Tiz
    A bit ahead of schedule, aren’t they? Shouldn’t they be dumping this information a bit later on the Friday before Memorial Day? Everyone finally has their stories straight–it was Bill Clinton who offered “options” to Joe Sestak in hopes of convincing him to drop out of the PA primary. No information yet whether a position at Revlon was on the table. Nor has anyone at the White House bothered to explain who it may have been contacting Sestak’s brother in preparation for the “official statement” promised by the president. On cue, Sestak responded: “Uh, yeah! Clinton! That’s the ticket!” "Last...
  • The Silence of the Sestak: The Big Me involved?; Update: WH memo released

    05/28/2010 9:20:33 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies · 711+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 28, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    With the political world holding its breath for the Friday-afternoon document dump containing the Obama White House response to the Joe Sestak scandal, Greg Sargent gets a sneak peek at the possible defense. The Obama administration will say that it asked Bill Clinton to conduct “informal” talks with Sestak to determine his political ambitions, which Sestak then mischaracterized afterward: Senior White House advisers asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about whether he was serious about running for Senate, and to feel out whether he’d be open to other alternatives, according to sources familiar with the situation....
  • Obama Impeachment Now Almost Certain: Sestak Allegation Confirmed

    05/28/2010 10:05:35 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 200 replies · 4,878+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 5/28/10 | Bill Levinson
    Obama Allegedly Violated U.S. Code Title 18 (Crimes), Section 600White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race reports, 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. The White House adds in Nixonese, "But the report, by the White House Counsel's office, concluded that "allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors...