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

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Could just one liberal argue that they didn't break this law and why?

    Federal statute 18 USC 600, which says the following:

    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
    third time to post this. maybe this will be the charm:
    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.
    Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses

    page 134 of the linked document to read the discussion of section 600
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    tell it to axelrod

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    third time to post this. maybe this will be the charm:
    It won't, even the 3,000th time won't simply because you're not a credible source. Your long document link is fine but reading a document and apply Title 18, section 26 legally after all the facts are identified is what's needed. You continuing to throw hundreds of pages of a document as some sort of empirical proof of your view, which is btw - the WH is INNOCENT... means bupkus.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    I don't know if Congressman Sestek's comments on this issue had been posted previously or not, but it can be read at the end of this linked article. Nonetheless, even Sestek says no wrong-doing was committed by the White House via former President Clinton making such an offer, per this New York Post article covering the matter.

    “If there was anything wrong with this I would have reported it,” Sestak said.

    Read more: Bill Clinton suggested Joe Sestak he could have unpaid role if he dropped out of race - NYPOST.com
    Like I said in my previous post, it's symantics, but there is a difference between promising someone a position and making an offer for same where no obvious or tangible benefits whatsoever for taking said position. Yes, it's politics as usual and that's what's so troubling about this situation coming from an Administration that says it wants to end such corrupt or questionable practises in Washington, DC. But despite the look of unethical behavior, truth be told no law has been broken here.
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    third time to post this. maybe this will be the charm:

    Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses

    page 134 of the linked document to read the discussion of section 600
    Did you even read who wrote that? Its an opinion nothing more. Its not written by any judge ruling on the law.


    Try again Bubba.
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Did you even read who wrote that? Its an opinion nothing more. Its not written by any judge ruling on the law.


    Try again Bubba.
    it's the standard operating procedure for the department of justice (as written in 2007, during the dubya bin lyin regime)

    first there is the law, as established by congress
    then there is the Code of Federal Regulations which define the regulations under which that law will be implemented
    then there is the Standard Operating Procedures as a guideline for the agency charged with implementation of the law and the regulations

    what i have shared with you - for the third time - is the segment of the Standard Operating Procedures which describes why this offer of a federal position is not one which DOJ would find a violation of the law
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Seems an awful lot like Watergate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Seems an awful lot like Watergate.
    how so?
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    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    so once again retards, I mean members of congress & DP are excusing bad behaviour by pointing to past bad behaviour? Really? Does it matter if some other douchebag committed murder.

    Just because OJ got away with it, does not make murder OK </debate>

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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

    After reading the delusional, apologist posts from our lefty comrades staunchly defending those forwarding their collectivist dreams, I am convinced Obama could anally rape their mothers, and they'd blame their mothers for dressing too seductively.
    Last edited by webrockk; 05-30-10 at 12:27 AM.

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