posted on May, 28 2010 @ 09:19 PM
Well, the whole administration starts with the Blagojevich debacle.
Let us start out with this article-
Blagojevich lawyers want Obama subpoena
Claims president has 'direct knowledge of the Senate seat allegation'
"President Barack Obama has direct knowledge of the Senate seat allegation," Blagojevich's 11-page motion filed with U.S. District Judge James B.
There was no allegation in the court papers of any wrongdoing on Obama's part.
It would be extraordinary if a sitting president were subpoenaed to take the witness stand in a Chicago political corruption trial or any criminal
trial. Zagel has not indicated how he might respond to the unusual request.
Now we have this-
Bill Clinton's Sestak Approach: Break The Law
The conversation was meant to keep the congressman out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. He said that he never considered
any position the White House was willing to offer. The White House says it used the former president as a go-between to try and avoid a messy
I do not even know what to say.
Here is the excuse being forwarded-"well this is how things are done".
Let us take a look at the laws broken.
Cornell Law THE HATCH ACT
§ 7323. Political activity authorized; prohibitions
(a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), an employee may take an active part in political management or in political campaigns, except an
employee may not—
(1) use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election;
So, the Obama Administration and William Clinton pointedly broke this statute.
I wonder if Clinton is going to say " "I" never had conversations with that man."
Oh well, I guess those that are above the law can do anything they want right?
edit to remove incidental wording from Cornell Law
[edit on 5/28/2010 by endisnighe]