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

    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.

    But the report, by White House Counsel Robert Bauer, concluded that "allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and lack a basis in the law."

    Batting down allegations that the White House dangled the secretary of Navy position in front of Sestak, the report said that Sestak was offered executive branch positions on advisory boards that were uncompensated.
    FOXNews.com - White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Sot he White House admits, they got Clinton to ask for them.

    Let the spinning begin!
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    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 Representatives. I said no. I told President Clinton that my only consideration in getting into the Senate race or not was whether it was the right thing to do for Pennsylvania working families and not any offer. The former President said he knew I'd say that, and the conversation moved on to other subjects.
    where is the requisite political act - the consideration - to make the offer of a federal position something found illegal?
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    FOXNews.com - White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Sot he White House admits, they got Clinton to ask for them.

    Let the spinning begin!
    This is going to be really hard to spin...

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    Not sure if this is an impeachable offence, but there is a lot of talk in that direction.
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

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

    Yeah, the WH got Bill to do it.

    OF course, there is nothing improper, that's why Sestak took so long to say it was Clinton! Because really, it wasn't a big deal... a year of building questions...

    You believe this pile of well spun **** you'll believe anything.
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yeah, the WH got Bill to do it.

    OF course, there is nothing improper, that's why Sestak took so long to say it was Clinton! Because really, it wasn't a big deal... a year of building questions...

    You believe this pile of well spun **** you'll believe anything.
    Why do you think he was so hesitant to say it was Clinton?

    edit: And on what basis do you assume the White House to be lying, other than your partisan preconceptions I mean.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    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 MrVicchio View Post
    FOXNews.com - White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    Sot he White House admits, they got Clinton to ask for them.

    Let the spinning begin!
    Spinning? We're way beyond 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
    Why do you think he was so hesitant to say it was Clinton?

    edit: And on what basis do you assume the White House to be lying, other than your partisan preconceptions I mean.
    Why would he call Bill Clinton "Someone in the White House"?

    Sestak is smarter then that.

    They realized this could be bad, created a story that covered everyone's ass, and ran with it.

    What brought down Nixon? It wasn't the crime, ti was the cover up.
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    Re: White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    That is exactly right, and any reasonable person should be able to see right through this....Earlier someone asked on what basis do we assume the WH to be lying, that one is easy, They said something didn't they?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Why would he call Bill Clinton "Someone in the White House"?

    Sestak is smarter then that.

    They realized this could be bad, created a story that covered everyone's ass, and ran with it.

    What brought down Nixon? It wasn't the crime, ti was the cover up.
    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?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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