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Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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So if Sestak is telling the truth, Obama can be impeached. The people that really hate him should be jumping on this soon.


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.



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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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Who knows how this will turn out. It seems they may have a case for impeachment, but I honestly think this will just get wiped under the carpet



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
but I honestly think this will just get wiped under the carpet


That would seem the case. Sestak has said all he is going to say on the matter ... and is apparently leaving it up to others to voice their concerns, prompt investigations, bring it to light. Unfortunately, the White House isn't talking and Gibbs has already stated there'll be no DOJ investigation.

This isn't a partisan issue, it's legal -vs- illegal, and I have no party affiliations whatsoever ... but I DO like me some transparency, though.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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IF, we simply follow what has become common behavior towards these types of matters here in the states, what will happen is,
Something Else will happen bigger to take the focus off.
Someone will be eliminated or have an accident.
More coverage of Simon leaving American Idol will fill the populace eyes with tears so they do not see.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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Well it will probably be swept under the rug since the world is more preoccupied with a 30 year old game at the moment.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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It pisses me off that Obama can commit crimes and not get impeached, but Clinton a way better president gets his groove on and the whole nation is in uproar.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by Comfyinsidethebox
It pisses me off that Obama can commit crimes and not get impeached, but Clinton a way better president gets his groove on and the whole nation is in uproar.


Somehow, sadly, I can agree with this statement.

This is what it comes down to, wishing for the "good old days" of Clinton just lying about sexual relations. Scary that is now SO much better than what obama does and lies about.... we really are in trouble....

Impeachment? if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but I guess one can HOPE.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:33 PM
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If Sestak is telling the truth, isn't it possible that the same offer was made to others.
Who is in an appointed position after running against the Obamanation?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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This will be interesting.

Sestak is like any other politician, an egomanic. If he does not answer the question about who and what he will look like a liar and will lose the election. He just gave up a comfortable congressional seat. I don't see him doing that.

If the administration does not answer the question they will look like potential liars. You are talking about a decorated veteran and and admiral at that. Who are folks going to believe, an admiral or Rahm? The admiral wins that he said/she said every day

Either way, the democrats likely lose a Senate seat they were reasonably comfortable keeping.

Should the Republicans win control over either branch of Congress after November, they will be able to call people under oath on the matter.

It is unclear if the minority party can do this now, but even if they were able to do it, they will likely let the administration and Sestak twist in the wind until after the election and then do it



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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Here's the actual law:


18 U.S.C. § 600 : US Code - Section 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.


It sounds like the accusation is that Obama, or someone allegedly offered Sestak a job in return for REFRAINING from a political act, i.e. running for the Senate. I suppose, then, the issue is whether refraining from political action at someone's request can still constitute political action.

In truth, the law is about appointments/rewards in return for either supporting or opposing some other candidate, as the law is written. There doesn't seem to be anything in the law, as I read it, about asking someone to not run for office in return for a political appointment.

All this being said, this law has to be one of the least enforced laws in American history. The entire political process in Washington is about offering and counter-offering things to get what one wants. I bet every President ever has been guilty of this particular crime at least a hundred time over, if not a thousand times over. How do you think most every Vice-Presidental candidate in history has been chosen?

One may debate whether it's right or wrong, but to jump all over Obama or Rahm as if they are doing anything different, like they alone are some great criminals, is just naive.

[edit on 5/26/2010 by LifeInDeath]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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double post

[edit on 5/26/2010 by LifeInDeath]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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i wonder if this has anything to do with the new "history making" wikileaks info that is supposed to surface soon or something to do with the oil leak and backdoor BP Obama deals.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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First it's Obama's Katrina, now one month later we have Obama's Watergate.
It's Richard Nixon all over again but something tells me someone else will be commanded to fall on their sword because the "buck" no longer "stops" at the WH.




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by Portugoal

"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.



This scandal is nonsense.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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On Sunday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs glibly asserted that "lawyers in the White House and others have looked into conversations that were had with Congressman Sestak. And nothing inappropriate happened." With whom were these conversations had? Gibbs won't say. Neither will Attorney General Eric Holder, who dismissed "hypotheticals" when questioned about Sestak's allegations last week on Capitol Hill by GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California. Holder is simply taking his cue from the commander-in-chief's personal lawyer and Democratic Party legal boss.

You see, on March 10, Issa also sent a letter to Bauer, the White House counsel to the president, requesting specifics: Did White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel contact Sestak? Did White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina (whom another Democrat, U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, has accused of offering a cabinet position in exchange for his withdrawal)? How about the White House Office of Political Affairs? Any other individuals? What position(s) was/were offered in exchange for Sestak's withdrawal? And what, if any, steps did Bauer take to investigate possible criminal activity?

Bauer's answers? Zip. Nada. Zilch. While the veteran attorney ducked under a table with the president, Gibbs stalled publicly as long as he could — deferring inquiries about the allegations one week by claiming he had been "on the road" and had "not had a chance to delve into this," and then admitting the next week that he had "not made any progress on that," refusing the week after that to deny or admit the scheme, and then urging reporters to drop it because "whatever happened is in the past."

But the laws governing such public corruption are still on the books. And unlike Gibbs, the U.S. code governing bribery, graft and conflicts of interest is rather straightforward: "Whoever solicits or receives ... any ... thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."

Bauer is intimately familiar with electoral law, Barack Obama, ethics violations and government job-trading allegations. And he's an old hand at keeping critics and inquisitors at bay.

A partner at the prestigious law firm Perkins Coie, Bauer served as counsel to the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Obama for America. He also served as legal counsel to the George Soros-funded 527 organization America Coming Together during the 2004 campaign. That get-out-the-vote outfit, helmed by Patrick Gaspard (the former Service Employees International Union heavy turned Obama domestic policy chief), employed convicted felons as canvassers and committed campaign finance violations that led to a $775,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission under Bauer's watch.

As I've reported previously, it was Bauer who lobbied the Justice Department unsuccessfully in 2008 to pursue a criminal probe of American Issues Project (AIP), an independent group that sought to run an ad spotlighting Obama's ties to Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. It was Bauer who attempted to sic the Justice Department on AIP funder Harold Simmons and who sought his prosecution for funding the ad. And it was Bauer who tried to bully television stations across the country to compel them to pull the spot. All on Obama's behalf.

More significantly, Bauer has served as Obama's personal attorney, navigating the corrupted waters of former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pay-for-play scandals in Illinois. Bauer accompanied Obama to an interview with federal investigators in Chicago. And he's got his hands full fighting Blago's motion to subpoena Obama in the Senate-seat-for-sale trial — a subpoena that included references to a secret phone call between Obama and Blagojevich; an allegation that Emanuel floated his own suggested replacement for Obama's seat; an allegation that Obama told a "certain labor union official" that he would support (now-White House senior adviser) Valerie Jarrett to fill his old seat; and a bombshell allegation that Obama might have lied about conversations with convicted briber and fraudster Tony Rezko.

With not one, not two, but three Democrats (Sestak, Romanoff and Blagojevich) all implicating the agent of Hope and Change in dirty backroom schemes, "Trust Us" ain't gonna cut it. Neither will "Shut Up and Go Away." What did Bob "The Silencer" Bauer know, when did he know it, and how long does the Most Transparent Administration Ever plan to play dodgeball with the public?


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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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Behind the scenes of the Joe Sleestak scandal.




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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Why is it non-sense? It could very well be Obama's Watergate.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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blogs.abcnews.com... -job-offer.html

All 7 Republicans on Senate Judiciary Committee Ask AG Holder to Appoint Special Prosecutor to Look Into Alleged Sestak Job Offer

No need to wait til November... The AG shouldn't be blinded by party lines but should probably do his job.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by Schaden

Originally posted by Portugoal

"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.



This scandal is nonsense.





Didn't the Nixon administration say something very similar?

And didn't the Clinton administration say something very similar?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Sestak has said all he is going to say on the matter ... and is apparently leaving it up to others to voice their concerns, prompt investigations, bring it to light.


What kind of statement is that? He leaks just enough to get the public frothing at the mouth and then backs off, saying that he's done talking and everyone else has to figure it out? Why did he even open his mouth, then?

Something tells me this guy is lying and is afraid to say anything more. I don't believe him. If he had the truth on his side, he should be willing to sing like a canary.



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