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

    "Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House acknowledged on Friday that it enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer."

    WH had Clinton try to ease Sestak out of Pa. race - Yahoo! News

    The White House was indeed involved.
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Are you denying it was Clinton he spoke to? Because he has confirmed that. I'll be more specific:

    On what evidence do you assume the White House is lying?

    Um...Because they lie constantly.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House acknowledged on Friday that it enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer."

    WH had Clinton try to ease Sestak out of Pa. race - Yahoo! News

    The White House was indeed involved.
    But THEY didn't ask, so it's no big deal see.. move along thee is nothing here.

    Imagine if this was Bush in office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House acknowledged on Friday that it enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer."

    WH had Clinton try to ease Sestak out of Pa. race - Yahoo! News



    The White House was indeed involved.

    Time for an SP.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Are you denying it was Clinton he spoke to? Because he has confirmed that. I'll be more specific:

    On what evidence do you assume the White House is lying?
    Actually, they aren't "lying".... they are spinning. They have admitted the truth, but they say no laws were broken.

    In the statement, White House counsel Robert Bauer admits that the White House was trying to clear the political field for Specter. But Bauer says Sestak was never offered the job of Secretary of the Navy; instead, Sestak was offered only an unpaid position on a presidential advisory board. In return for the unpaid advisory position, Sestak would stay in the House of Representatives and not challenge Specter.

    The White House says chief of staff Rahm Emanuel did not make the offer to Sestak, as was widely assumed. Instead, Emanuel asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Sestak. Clinton did, and Sestak declined the offer. (As it happens, Clinton visited the White House on Thursday, just as counsel’s office lawyers were preparing the Sestak statement for release.)
    GOP: White House Sestak story not believable | Washington Examiner

    Click this link for the White House statement.....http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plu...Memorandum.pdf

    Scroll down to paragraph 4, line one...... they admit that what Sestak has been saying is accurate.

    Now here is the law that aplies...

    Sec. 600. Promise of employment or other benefit for political
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    Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
    http://law.onecle.com/uscode/18/600.html

    There was a direct Quid Pro Quo involved here by the White House, by their own admission. It's a felony. If you think Rahm did it behind Barry's back I have a bridge to sell you.
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It was an informal "hey is this something you're interested in?" according to Clinton.
    He responded with "No."
    There wasn't an offer by anyone in the administration so I don't see how it could be called illegal.
    The important line:

    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.
    The offer was from Emanuel. Clinton was just the message boy.

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

    Asking someone if they are interested in a position is not the same as offering a job in exchange for something.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Asking someone if they are interested in a position is not the same as offering a job in exchange for something.
    -That's- just spin.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Actually, they aren't "lying".... they are spinning. They have admitted the truth, but they say no laws were broken.



    GOP: White House Sestak story not believable | Washington Examiner

    Click this link for the White House statement.....http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plu...Memorandum.pdf

    Scroll down to paragraph 4, line one...... they admit that what Sestak has been saying is accurate.

    Now here is the law that aplies...



    Crimes and Criminal Procedure - 18 USC Section 600 - US Code

    There was a direct Quid Pro Quo involved here by the White House, by their own admission. It's a felony. If you think Rahm did it behind Barry's back I have a bridge to sell you.
    check this out, Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses
    page 134:
    As with Section 606, the Criminal Division believes that Sections 600 and 601 were not intended to reach the consideration of political factors in the hiring or termination of the small category of senior public employees who perform policymaking or confidential duties for elected officials of federal, state, or local governments. With respect to such employees, a degree of political loyalty may be considered a necessary aspect of competent performance.
    the public integrity folks at DOJ have concluded that this situation does not meet the guidelines for a case worthy of prosecution
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Bush Offers Job Protection to Doctors Against Abortions - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum - FOXNews.com

    Bush offed job protection to doctor who were against abortion

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    I guess people forget get what bush did in office


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    A 9th US Attorney Todd Graves (Western District of Missouri) was asked to resign before the others on January 24, 2006. This resignation took place under pressure from Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) as payback for frictions his office was having with Sam Graves, a Republican Representative also from Missouri and Todd Graves’ brother.

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    Why is bush above the law?


    Why do you forget about this, and what Bush did during his admiration

    Bush did the same thing however with out Congress approval.

    CNN.com - Bush uses recess appointment to put nominee on court - Feb. 20, 2004

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