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Issa Seeks Details Of WH’s Sestak ‘Bribe’

From Fox News:

Sestak Repeats Job Offer Allegation, Issa Seeks Details of Alleged ‘Bribe’

May 24, 2010

A top-ranking Republican over the weekend accused the White House of handing a "bribe" to Rep. Joe Sestak, as the Pennsylvania congressman held firm to his claim that the Obama administration offered him a job to sit out the Senate primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is threatening to file an ethics complaint if Sestak doesn’t provide more details about the alleged job offer, including the name of the person who offered it.

Sestak repeatedly dodged questions about the incident in an interview Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press," but was willing to repeat the allegation.

"I was offered a job. I answered that," he said

In a separate interview, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that lawyers reviewed conversations and found "nothing inappropriate."

"I’m not a lawyer. But lawyers in the White House and others have looked into conversations that were had with Congressman Sestak. And nothing inappropriate happened," Gibbs told CBS’ "Face the Nation."

"I’m not going to get further into what the conversations were. People that have looked into them assure me that they weren’t inappropriate in any way," he said.

Oh, well if ‘Baghdad Bob” says that, then it surely must be so.

Issa slammed the White House in a statement and online video.

"For months, a United States congressman has stated that the White House offered him a job in exchange for not running in an election — we call this a bribe," Issa said, accusing the administration of trying to "conceal from the American people the truth" about what happened.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said if Sestak were offered a job, it would behoove the White House to "either corroborate that or call him a liar."

"Is it proper, ethical and legal for the White House to try to get a sitting member of Congress out of a race because they have other plans? I don’t know. The White House has to answer the question," Steele said…

Where are the calls from our watchdog media for a ‘special counsel’?

Just kidding. We are talking about the most transparent administration in history.

And boy are they ever ‘transparent.’

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Issa Seeks Details Of WH’s Sestak ‘Bribe’”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Duck and cover “Bob” has his hands on the electric paddles if
    some one should fall to the ground.

    Way to go Boob….ah….er…..Bob!!

  2. proreason says:

    It’s against the law for anybody in government to offer a job as a political favor. It’s very clear.

    As if there wasn’t enough reasons to impeach the Moron, here is one that is clear as a bell.

    Another one that has come up lately is the subversion of Arizona law. As Krauthammer has said, it is lawless.

    But in addition, isn’t the failure of the administratrive to uphold the laws that Congress passes also an impeachable offense. And isn’t allowing a governmental entitiy (i.e., LA, San Francisco, Columbus) to impose sanctions on another entity (i.e., the State of Arizona) also illegal and an impeachable offense?

    • JohnMG says:

      Constitution? Laws? Impeachable offense?

      Not a chance in hell that any of this will ever be prosecuted by the current Justice Department. It should be clear as gin why Holder was elevated to his current position.

      I feel a purge is in order.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Quest: “Were you offered a job in the federal government if you would not run?”

    Ans: “Yes I was.”

    Doesn’t matter what the job was. Doesn’t matter who offered the job (to some extent). In the spirit AND the letter of the law, a violation occurred. It should be investigated. It never will be. They are operating outside the law and feel empowered to do so. They will do more egregious things as time goes on until it cannot be ignored. So far, the only people who seem to have a problem with this behavior is the conservative right. Therefore, it can be conveniently ignored because the liberal left believes that A) this is how the conservative right always operated, regardless of if that’s true or not and B) they actually still believe that the liberal left is taking the nation down the path of correctness. When fully half a nation is delusional, it’s impossible to repair. Nazi Germany, Franco-era Spain, Mussolini-era Italy, etc etc.

    To quote Star Wars, “So this is how liberty dies. To the sound of thundering applause.”

    This is the same as the cop who runs stop signs and speeds through town because he knows he plays poker with the judge, is married to the chief of police’s daughter and all his fellow officers are feeding him cash from stolen goods. It’s America at its worst and it’s always ugly.

    However, things like this kind of corruption do reach a saturation point but sadly, since internally we don’t seem able to curtail it…it may take getting our ass kicked by some other nation to point out that they are unhappy with us and that the system as installed wasn’t working properly…and then the people take action.


    But simply put, we have the small town type of inbred politics happening on a grand scale. And, they truly do think they are untouchable. And for now, they may very well be. But not forever. Something will eventually have to give. Like Hitler’s generals and the thoroughly outraged Italians who vilified Mussolini, this current government will have its day. It will be decidedly unique, clearly identifiable and absolutely American. However, I do not know if I will live to see the day when that happens. I hope it is not long in arriving.

    • JohnMG says:

      Well stated, Rusty. I wanna play, too!

    • untrainable says:

      They ARE untouchable. They ARE operating above the law, because (since we’re quoting movies) to paraphrase Judge Dredd… They ARE the law.

      Until the house and senate are wrenched from the paws of these thug dumbocrats, this administration/regime will continue to do whatever they damn well please, and intimidate/discredit/marginalize anyone who stands in their way.

      When/If this country finally wakes up, there’s going to be hell to pay. Unfortunately by then we won’t even have the money for the downpayment.

  4. BigOil says:

    Another reason it is critical to take back either the House or Senate in November – subpoena power.

    The first words out of Boehner’s mouth after he wrestles the gavel from Pelosi’s hand should be, “Mr. President, what did you know and when did you know it”?

  5. jobeth says:

    “And boy are they ever ‘transparent.’”

    I have been thinking the same thing.

    All this time he has been claiming to be the most transparent administration in history all the while hiding behind a lead wall.

    But Ok…I finally agree…they are completely transparent. They are getting so sloppy and careless with all their antics its hard not to clearly see what they are up to.

    It’s gotten so bad that we can almost predict their next dirty trick.

    Do they really think we are that dumb? Rhetoric question.

    But I do wish they would stop judging us by their starry eyed zombie followers.

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