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Showing posts with label Joe Sestak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joe Sestak. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sestak Offer - Obama's Watergate?

"The offer could be an 'impeachable' offense as it is a crime under a law signed, of all things, by President Clinton during his administration."

From OneNewsNow

By Russ Jones

Some Republicans believe the Obama administration may have broken the law in offering Democrat Joe Sestak a job in exchange for bowing out of his bid for Senate against White House-supported Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter.

Joe Sestak  and Bill ClintonThe White House revealed on Friday that Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel actually had former President Bill Clinton ask Sestak last February to drop out of his race for the Democratic Senate nomination -- a race the challenger eventually won. In response, Sestak told reporters that during that telephone conversation with Clinton he declined the administration's offer for a non-paying presidential advisory position.

Following the lead of Representative Darrell Issa (R-California), Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas) says there could be inappropriate actions that need further investigation.

Rep. Todd Tiahrt  (R-Kansas)"It's appears that once again the White House is involved with trying to purchase in some fashion the Senate seat in Pennsylvania, like they tried to do in Illinois," says Tiahrt, a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

During an interview on Sunday, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell argued that "you need hard-knuckle politics to succeed." But Tiahrt says he is troubled with Obama's style of politics.

"...I think this is very unclear what's actually happened, and it's probably time for a full investigation," says the Kansas lawmaker. "And I'm of the opinion that, to my capability as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, we should do something to try to insist on an investigation to [determine] actually what happened here."

Appearing on Fox News over the weekend, Congressman Issa said: "The offer could be an 'impeachable' offense as it is a crime under a law signed, of all things, by President Clinton during his administration." Issa has also suggested that the controversy over the alleged job offer could be President Obama's Watergate scandal.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sestak White House Scandal Called 'Impeachable Offense'

'It's Valerie Plame, only bigger, a high crime and misdemeanor'

From WorldNetDaily
By Drew Zahn

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 scandal could be enormous," said Dick Morris, a former White house adviser to President Bill Clinton, on the Fox News Sean Hannity show last night. "It's Valerie Plame only 10 times bigger, because it's illegal and Joe Sestak is either lying or the White House committed a crime.

"Obviously, the offer of a significant job in the White House could not be made unless it was by Rahm Emanuel or cleared with Rahm Emanuel," he said. If the job offer was high enough that it also had Obama's apppoval, "that is a high crime and misdemeanor."

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Friday, May 21, 2010

As Sestak Repeats Charge of Job Offer, White House Still Ducks Detailed Answer

Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-Pa., is seen in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010. Sestak defeated Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., Tuesday, to become the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate.
(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

From CNSNews
By Fred Lucas

Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, said again this week that the White House offered him a job to keep him from challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary.

And again, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has declined to provide any answers to the charge other than to reference a previous statement that nothing “problematic” occurred.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sestak Has ‘Moral Imperative’ to Answer Questions on White House Job Offer, GOP Congressman Says

From CNSNews
By Fred Lucas

Fresh off a win over incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Rep. Joe Sestak is still obligated to answer questions about a job he says the White House offered him as an inducement not to run against Specter, a leading House Republican said.

“Could the reason why Congressman Joe Sestak refuses to name names is because the very people who tried to bribe him are now his benefactors?” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said in a statement Wednesday.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Dead Man Walking in Pennsylvania: Obama Backs Specter

Rep. Joe Sestak, a candidate in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary,
looks like a winner at a campaign rally in Media, Pa., on Sunday, May 16, 2010.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The defeat of tired old former RINO, Arlen Specter, in tomorrow's Democrat primary, will be nearly as sweet as J. D. Hayworth's retirement of John McCain. And if it had been politically expedient for him to do so, McCain would have followed Specter across the aisle and called himself a Democrat too. They are poster boys for what has been wrong with the Republican brand.

AP reports that Specter, after holding a double digit lead, is now locked in a tight race with U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak.