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Add One More to Obama’s Impeachable Offenses
WHITE HOUSE ALLEGEDLY TRIED BRIBERY IN SENATE RACE
Article: The Post & Email
Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) has stated on tape that he was offered a high-level post in Barack Obama’s administration to keep him from running against turncoat Senator Arlen Specter in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary election. It happened as Larry Kane interviewed Sestak for Comcast Network’s “Voice of Reason” program of Feb. 21.
Larry Kane says that after taping the interview with Sestak he called the White House press office, played the tape for them, and invited a response, which came the next day: “The White House strongly denies the Sestak claim.” The denial is not surprising, since bribing a federal official is a crime.
Here is Kane’s original account of Joe Sestak’s revelation:
During the taping of my Comcast Network “Voice of Reason” show, which airs Sunday night at 9:30, I asked Congressman Joe Sestak: “Is it true that you were offered a high-ranking job in the administration in a bid to get you to drop out of the primary against Arlen Specter?”
Sestak looked a little surprised. He said, “Yes.”
I asked him if the job was Navy Secretary. He said, “I can’t comment on that.” In the next few seconds, he admitted that it was a “high-up” job, that it came from the White House, and that he didn’t accept the offering.
That sure sounds like attempted bribery. The Feb. 19 “Corruption Chronicles” of Judicial Watch provides some background on this deplorable business:
A five-term incumbent, Specter switched from Republican to Democrat last spring after giving Obama the critical vote for his disastrous and fraud-infested $787 billion stimulus program. The president clearly wants to return the favor by helping the controversial lawmaker keep his job. In fact, Obama endorsed Specter at the White House and has raised money for the 80-year-old lawmaker. Besides the president, many top Democratic leaders have also tried to dissuade Sestak, a retired Navy admiral, from challenging Specter.
Trying to persuade someone by jawboning is one thing, but dangling something of value before someone as a quid pro quo is a whole different matter. Commenting on the Judicial Watch report of Obama’s alleged bribery, The Obama File of Feb. 22 quotes a pertinent law:
“Whoever solicits or receives … any….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.” — 18 USC Sec. 211 — Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office.
After seeing how Congress and the courts have given de facto approval to Barack Obama’s usurpation of the presidency, the public cannot expect either of those branches of government to do anything to challenge Obama’s reign at present. However, the elections in November may open many doors that are now tightly closed and locked.