Why no law was broken in the Sestak job offer...

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    Right wingers should learn to read the actual laws you are referring to before making crazy accusations. Yes I'm talking to you Rep. Darrell Issa:

    Hatch Act

    Since the position offered, which was an advisory position on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, was not in fact "made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress" (the IAB was created by presidential executive order during the Ford administration), no law has been broken.

    In addition, section 9, which would be the other applicable section, contains an exception for the President himself and his cabinet. To wit:

    Looks like the right-wingers have been led on yet another wild goose chase.
     
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    Why? because you say so?
     
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    Wow. What a spin. And that's assuming we even know the true story here.
    So now Obama is showing the worst tendencies of Jimmy "I asked my daughter about it" Carter and Bill "It depends on the meaning of 'is'" Clinton.

    In fact the board is authorized by Congress every year in the budget.
     
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    You notice, they aren't trying to deny that Sestak was offered a position. That is a felony.

    Now we are supposed to just pretend that the administration has done absolutely nothing wrong. I don't care if Obama is involved directly or not. I am sick and tired of corruption in every damn administration.
     
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    All we've seen from the White House is the White House's Attorney's theory of how to defend his client. It is not an objective assessment.
     
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    Nothing personal, but I'd prefer more qualified individuals than yourself look into this. If they find no foul, then so be it. Frankly, I doubt you know what you are talking about. The fact that the WH says "no biggie" means nothing.. the've shown a propensity to lie about just about everything.
     
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    You know. if you really believe the story the Whitehouse has released about the Sestak job offer then we should talk a little business. I have a beautiful bridge in New York for sale that could be yours for a pittance. You won't mind though sending your payment to Nigeria would you?
     
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    So Obama is finally admitting the Sestak bribe?
     
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    Hmmmm....Blago is suddenly looking credible....
     

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