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May 21, 2010

Sestak Repeats Charge of Job Offer, White House Still Stonewalls (Updated)

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From the guy that promised us transparency and "hope and change," we continue to get no transparency and the wrong kind of "change" with prospects of no "hope" for getting back the security and freedoms we continue to loose under his administration.

Here's the latest example of what Obama meant by transparency:

Washington ( - Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat, 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.

[...] Sestak responded, "And the answer is, I said I was offered something. I don't have to go beyond that. I don't think it helps anybody. But I, you know, I could have demurred when I first (was) asked the question, I said 'yes.' But beyond that, it doesn't matter. And by the way, remember it happened last July, and I didn't even get asked about this until March."

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, formally asked Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to determine if any laws were violated by the offer.

Legal experts have said federal statutes concerning bribery or interference with an election might have been violated if the White House made a job offer as a quid-pro-quo for Sestak to abandon the primary against Specter that Sestak had won Tuesday.


Dare Americans "hope" for the truth to come out? Does anyone really expect the WH to admit to bribery and interference with an election? After all, we're talking about a president that has no problem standing in front of television cameras and telling bold-faced lies about Obamacare, bailouts, financial reform, jobs, you name it - he's lied about it. So who should we believe, Sestak or the WH?

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Posted by Richard at May 21, 2010 10:28 AM

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