Obama Administration Can't Escape Scandal

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" Rep. Joe Sestak, the brand-new Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs each dodged questions Sunday about Sestak's claim that the Obama administration offered him a job last summer if he would skip a primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter.



The issue, with implications of potential illegality by the White House, has rekindled in the five days since Sestak defeated Specter, who fled the Republican Party to seek a sixth term. GOP leaders are pressing Sestak and the administration to provide details of discussions.



During an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, Sestak confirmed he was offered a job. But he would not answer host David Gregory's follow-up questions. "Anything that goes beyond that is for others to talk about," Sestak said.



On CBS's Face the Nation, Sestak said that providing details "just gets into politics, and actually that is what I think is failing Washington, D.C."



Gibbs, bombarded with questions about the allegation at Wednesday's press briefing, acknowledged that there were talks with Sestak about his challenge to Specter but told host Bob Schieffer on Sunday that they were kosher.



"Lawyers in the White House and others have looked into the conversations that were had with Congressman Sestak - and nothing inappropriate happened," Gibbs said. "I'm not going to get further into what the conversations were."



Make light of this libbies all you want but all Peebo want's is this to go away fast.



http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home...eflect_job-offer_questions.html#axzz0oythvCkV
 
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This is clearly an impeachable offense.



I won't hold my breath waiting for the Congress of Pelosi and Reid to do anything about it, however.
 
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[quote name='Defensor' date='25 May 2010 - 05:39 PM' timestamp='1274827179' post='155067']

This is clearly an impeachable offense.



I won't hold my breath waiting for the Congress of Pelosi and Reid to do anything about it, however.

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I wonder when Holders going to appoint a special prosecutor to look into all of this ? Oh wait....
 
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[quote name='Defensor' date='25 May 2010 - 05:39 PM' timestamp='1274827179' post='155067']

This is clearly an impeachable offense.



I won't hold my breath waiting for the Congress of Pelosi and Reid to do anything about it, however.

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If they didn't do anything about Bush, they surely won't do anything about a mere job offer.



We have some real sorry characters representing us. These people represent the United States to the entire world, and it is our fault for electing them.



Which brings me right back to this: it is the parties who present us with our choices. Ultimately it is the two major parties who are corrupt. The parties act as enablers, and they provide the financial and political support that allows these things to happen.



If you love your country, vote against (R) and (D).
 
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[quote name='Goldwater' date='25 May 2010 - 07:32 PM' timestamp='1274830344' post='155081']

Which one of those codes did someone in the Obama administration violate?

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§ 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses

(a) For the purpose of this section—

(1) the term “public official†means Member of Congress, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, either before or after such official has qualified, or an officer or employee or person acting for or on behalf of the United States, or any department, agency or branch of Government thereof, including the District of Columbia, in any official function, under or by authority of any such department, agency, or branch of Government, or a juror;

(2) the term “person who has been selected to be a public official†means any person who has been nominated or appointed to be a public official, or has been officially informed that such person will be so nominated or appointed; and

(3) the term “official act†means any decision or action on any question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or controversy, which may at any time be pending, or which may by law be brought before any public official, in such official’s official capacity, or in such official’s place of trust or profit.



Whoever—

(1) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent—

(A) to influence any official act; or

(B) to influence such public official or person who has been selected to be a public official to commit or aid in committing, or collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States; or

(C) to induce such public official or such person who has been selected to be a public official to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such official or person;

(2) being a public official or person selected to be a public official, directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for:

(A) being influenced in the performance of any official act;

(B) being influenced to commit or aid in committing, or to collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States; or

(C) being induced to do or omit to do any act in violation of the official duty of such official or person;

(3) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers, or promises anything of value to any person, or offers or promises such person to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent to influence the testimony under oath or affirmation of such first-mentioned person as a witness upon a trial, hearing, or other proceeding, before any court, any committee of either House or both Houses of Congress, or any agency, commission, or officer authorized by the laws of the United States to hear evidence or take testimony, or with intent to influence such person to absent himself therefrom;

(4) directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity in return for being influenced in testimony under oath or affirmation as a witness upon any such trial, hearing, or other proceeding, or in return for absenting himself therefrom;

shall be fined under this title or not more than three times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than fifteen years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.



§ 210. Offer to procure appointive public office

Whoever pays or offers or promises any money or thing of value, to any person, firm, or corporation in consideration of the use or promise to use any influence to procure any appointive office or place under the United States for any person, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.



§ 211. Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office

Whoever solicits or receives, either as a political contribution, or for personal emolument, any money or 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.

Whoever solicits or receives any thing of value in consideration of aiding a person to obtain employment under the United States either by referring his name to an executive department or agency of the United States or by requiring the payment of a fee because such person has secured such employment shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. This section shall not apply to such services rendered by an employment agency pursuant to the written request of an executive department or agency of the United States.
 
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[quote name='Fishmint' date='25 May 2010 - 07:00 PM' timestamp='1274832049' post='155086']

It's politics. And it's not just liberals making light if it, its non partisans like George Will as well.

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Funny you guys call it politics when it's a Democrat and demand Congressional investigations when it's a Republican. The press IS paying attention to this and Obama refuses to give out specifics. So much for a open and honest administration.