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Obama Used Bill Clinton To Orchestrate Sestak Bribery Scheme

Obama Used Bill Clinton To Orchestrate Sestak Bribery Scheme

MAY 28, 2010

 

Surprise, surprise the White House has completed a thorough investigation into the Joe Sestak bribery scandal and determined that no one in the Obama Administration committed any crimes because Bill Clinton actually carried out the shady scheme to eliminate the Pennsylvania congressman from the U.S. Senate race.

A few months ago Sestak, a two-term congressman from Philadelphia, revealed on national television that the White House tried bribing him to drop out of this year’s U.S. Senate race. The popular Democratic lawmaker said he was offered a top federal job to keep him from challenging Senator Arlen Specter in this month’s primaries. After nearly three decades as a Republican, Specter became a Democrat last spring after giving Obama the critical vote for his disastrous $787 billion stimulus and the president vowed to help him get reelected.

Instead Specter, an institution in Pennsylvania politics, got dethroned by Sestak in last week’s Democratic primaries just as Camp Obama had feared. It marked a huge defeat for the five-term incumbent who once chaired the powerful Judiciary Committee and presided over nomination hearings of federal judges. While Specter’s political career has come to a halt the scandal surrounding the president’s unscrupulous effort to help him remain in office continues full throttle.

After months of stonewalling, the White House finally gave into the public demand for an explanation on how the deal went down. The facts are especially important because many laws have been violated in the Sestak matter, including 18 USC 210: Offer to procure appointive public office; 18 USC 211: Acceptance of solicitation to obtain appointive public office; 18 USC 595: Interference by administrative employees by Federal, State or Territorial Governments; and 18 USC 600: Promise of employment or other benefit for political activity.

The laughable probe was conducted by a less than objective party, the president’s White House counsel, because Attorney General Eric Holder refused to appoint a special counsel to investigate the matter. The predictable conclusion is that the Obama Administration is off the hook because the president’s clever chief of staff used Bill Clinton as an intermediary to convince Sestak to drop out of the Senate race. Besides, investigators found that Sestak was offered an unpaid “advisory position,” which is perfectly legal anyways.

That’s not what Sestak says, though he has refused to offer specifics. Reports indicate that he was actually offered a “senior position” in the Obama Administration to drop out of the Democratic primary race. Regardless of that discrepancy, both sides agree that Bill Clinton was the point man. The former commander-in-chief was called upon because he’s a prominent party leader who wields tremendous power yet can’t be held accountable.

If this doesn’t constitute political sleaze, then what does? How about dangling a federal judgeship in front of a soon-to-be-fired staffer to avoid a big public scandal? Just last week a Washington insider revealed that Obama offered his first White House counsel (Gregory Craig) a federal judgeship in exchange for his resignation. It seems that change has indeed come to Washington.


 

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