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    Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'
    'It's Valerie Plame, only bigger, a high crime and misdemeanor'

    If a Democratic member of Congress is to be believed, there's someone in the Obama administration who has committed a crime – and if the president knew about it, analysts say it could be grounds for impeachment.

    "This is a pretty extraordinary charge: 'They tried to bribe me out of the race by offering me a job,'" he said on Greta Van Susteran's "On the Record" program on the Fox News Channel. "Look, that's a violation of the federal code: 18 USC 600 says that a federal official cannot promise employment, a job in the federal government, in return for a political act.
    Obama can.
    Can't he?

    Ooops!

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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    I'd be very surprised if they're ever able to link this to Obama himself. Maybe one of his aides will get nailed but that's about it.


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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    what was the political act that they asked of sestak? he held no office


    without a political act in return or something of value then how was this offer of a job an illegal action?
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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what was the political act that they asked of sestak? he held no office


    without a political act in return or something of value then how was this offer of a job an illegal action?
    Read the article.

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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    There's enough smoke, look into it. If there's some wrong doing, act. If there's not, drop it. Don't go fishing, don't go on an inquisition, don't pull dozens of people before grand juries in hopes of catching them in perjury, don't make this front page news constantly when its not even close to the conclussion phase when most of the facts are known, and don't focus on the politics of it and who it can get rid of.

    It was obnoxious with Lewinski and Clinton. It was obnoxious with Libby and Bush/Clinton. It will be obnoxious here and likely a similar effect.

    Let authorities look into it, determine if there's wrong doing, and deal with it, and stop politicizing the **** out of this stuff...both sides.

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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Read the article.

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    nothing there explains illegality
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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    If you couldn't impeach Bush for starting a war on false premises, this is a no go. And if this is a go, you might want to re-evaluate your countries values.

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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    There's enough smoke, look into it. If there's some wrong doing, act. If there's not, drop it. Don't go fishing, don't go on an inquisition, don't pull dozens of people before grand juries in hopes of catching them in perjury, don't make this front page news constantly when its not even close to the conclussion phase when most of the facts are known, and don't focus on the politics of it and who it can get rid of.
    Yep.

    It was obnoxious with Lewinski and Clinton.
    No, no, no... Clinton tried to deny Paula Jones her day in court by lying under oath.
    That is deadly serious.

    During the House Impeachment they had a military officer, MD testify about lying about sex under oath.
    She lost her medical license, was going to take the Bar exam (she must have been one smart lady) and lost any chance to practice law. Can't remember if she was thrown in the brig, out of the military, or both.

    Clinton deserved no lesser treatment.
    He should have been removed after being impeached.

    It was DEMOCRATS that pushed these sexual harassment laws.
    They had no exclusion for Presidents, and no exclusion for Presidents lying under oath about sex because it is embarrassing.

    It was obnoxious with Libby and Bush/Clinton. It will be obnoxious here and likely a similar effect.
    This was sad because what's his nuts... Fitzgerald knew it was Powell's sidekick Armitage, and kept on fishing. Huge difference. And to convict Libby for not remembering? Bogus.

    Let authorities look into it, determine if there's wrong doing, and deal with it, and stop politicizing the **** out of this stuff...both sides.
    I think we should find out who knows what, and let the chips fall precisely where they should. Presidents are not Kings.

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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    nothing there explains illegality
    The MERE offering of a job in the manner Admiral Stesak has repeatedly framed is illegal.

    Admiral Sestak had repeatedly stated what went down... somebody's balls are going to get smashed with a sledge hammer. It was illegal to offer him The Secretary of the Navy position in the manner it was offered. I do not believe these decisions are made by the Chief of Staff... these things go higher... ahem...

    Here is the law:
    We are a land of laws, not personalities... are we not?
    Crimes and Criminal Procedure - 18 USC Section 600 - US Code
    Sec. 600. Promise of employment or other benefit for political activity

    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.


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    Re: Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what was the political act that they asked of sestak? he held no office


    without a political act in return or something of value then how was this offer of a job an illegal action?
    Sestak is presently a House member representing the 7th in PA; he assumed office in 2007.

    The offering, by a White House official of a Cabinet position in exchange for Sestak dropping his Senate run appears to violate 18 USC 595:
    "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 political subdivision or municipality (including any
    corporation owned or controlled by any State, Territory, or
    Possession of the United States or by any such political
    subdivision, municipality, or agency), 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 or the election of any candidate for the
    office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member
    of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate
    from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, shall be
    fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or
    both."
    And also 18 USC 600:
    "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."

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