Obama in serious trouble--Sestak confirms WH offer to drop out of Senate race

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    Sestak being a retired admiral--it is believed was offered the secretary of Navy position a high level position that would have had to have been approved by the POTUS. Of course Arlen Spector the long time Republican who switched party to become a Democrat directly after Obama took office and voted for the 787 billion dollar stimulus bill. Thoughts from political talking heads suggest that the administration would have had to promise Spector something big for changing his decades long party status--possibly-that there would be no opposition coming from another democrat in the primary season--guaranteeing Spector's nomination.

    Therefore, the administration offered Sestak a position which he turned down. Gates--White House press secretary has refused to answer questions about this political pay-off that went sour for months. Sestak just spilled the beans. If found to be true, this is an impeachable offense on the POTUS.

    Sestak confirms WH job offer to get out of Senate race - POLITICO Live - POLITICO.com
     
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    Shit's gonna fit the han come November.
     
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    This is commonplace, and has been for hundreds of years.

    Welcome to politics.

    And, just for shits and giggles, exactly what "impeachable offense" has occurred?
     
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    If Federal law has been violated, then the President has some serious problems.
     
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    A POTUS cannot offer up anything considered of "value"--(not considered bribe for money)--the value is more broad in circumstance--therefore a cabinet position--for a back room political pay-off. That is considered a FEDERAL OFFENSE.

    The problem is now--Sestak--since he has admitted it--will eventually have to name the person who offered it, what position was offered--the date it was offered--etc. etc.

    The lid on the "can of worms" has just been opened. Now the digging starts.
     
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    When did offering someone a job become an impeachable offense?
     
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    Why are some on this board having reading comprehension problems?--:cuckoo:
     
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    Title 18, U.S.C. Section 211 says that, “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


    Title 18, U.S.C. Section 595, which says, “Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States … uses his official authority for the purposes of interfering with, or affecting the nomination of, or the election of any candidate for office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representative…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”

    CNSNews.com - Justice Dept Should Probe Alleged White House Offer to Rep. Sestak, Legal Experts Say
     
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    I can only see two explanations for the way that some Conservatives have been acting towards Obama.

    Either they're really naive, and think that every "scandal" they come up with is unique to Obama - that commonplace events are so "outrageous".

    Offering the opponent a job is a long-standing political tactic. People have been doing it for hundreds if not thousands of years.

    Or they're dishonest.
     
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