Speaking of Felonies: The White House and the Sestak 'Bribe'

Issa Nixes Probe of White House Job Offer to Sestak

 Clinton backing away from Sestak story? According to the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee, Bill Clinton has now denied that he acted as a go-between with Joe Sestak and the White House on a job offer to get out of the primary for the US Senate seat in Pennsylvania.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said Thursday he was aware the White House had urged Andrew Romanoff not to challenge him in a primary

Issa asks Office of Special Counsel to investigate WH on Sestak-Romanoff: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) submitted a formal referral for two top White House officials to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for allegedly having violated a law prohibiting federal officials from using official resources for political purposes.

Sestak skips Obama event as new job offer allegations surface

Now, the White House concedes that overtures were made to Romanoff about a job – but not an actual offer -- “to avoid a costly battle” with incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, who has the backing of Obama.

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) said he and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel discussed how to persuade Rep. Joe Sestak (Pa.) not to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2010 Democratic primary.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at his briefing today that White House discussions with Democratic Colorado Senate hopeful Andrew Romanoff do not undercut the Obama administration's claims of transparency. "I do believe we've been transparent, yes," Gibbs told reporters pressing him about revelations that White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina called Romanoff to discuss jobs that "might be available" if Romanoff dropped his primary challenge.

VIDEO: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs telling the Press that President Obama knew nothing about White House offers of three possible jobs to Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff to get him to drop his primary challenge to incumbent Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet

The White House initially denied to Pennsylvania media Rep. Joe Sestak's (D-Pa.) claim that the administration had offered him a job in exchange for not running in that state's U.S. Senate primary against Sen. Arlen Specter (D.-Pa.)--an action that the White House admitted to on Friday with the release of a memorandum by White House Counsel Robert F. Bauer.

The White House says Obama was unaware one of his top advisers suggested job opportunities to potential Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff in hopes of persuading him not to run against Sen. Michael Bennet, whom the president favored.

VIDEO: Gibbs: White House Has Been "Transparent" On Job Offers

Romanoff Statement

Former Colorado state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff released a detailed statement tonight detailing his contacts with the White House last fall in which a top aide to President Barack Obama sought to convince him to leave the race

The June 2nd Letter from top House Republicans to the White House counsel

Three top House Republicans sent a letter to the White House counsel Wednesday saying they believe that a memorandum the counsel released Friday purporting to explain the administration’s actions in offering to appoint Rep. Joe Sestak (D.-Pa.) to a federal position in exchange for Sestak declining to make a Democratic primary run against Sen. Arlen Specter (D.-Pa.) presents a set of facts that appear to violate the law

Before Sestak, Romanoff-gate: Administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forgo a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, administration officials said Wednesday, just days after the White House admitted orchestrating a similar job offer in the Pennsylvania Senate race

As White House Memo on Sestak Raises More Questions, White House Refers to That Same Memo for AnswersWhite House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday would not say if there were multiple conversations with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) about serving on a presidential advisory board in exchange for Sestak dropping out of the Democratic Senate primary race in Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: Sean Hannity interviewing veteran Philadelphia newsman Larry Kane, the man who broke the Sestak Job Offer story with an interview he did of Joe Sestak on February 20 of this year. Here’s what Kane asked Sestak that got the entire story going:

Robert Gibbs says White House did not offer Joe Sestak intel post but refuses to provide details of job offer

The ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee said Monday that he's studying options for investigating the Sestak affair if the administration does not responded to calls for an inquiry.

The New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton.

VIDEO: Sestak- "There was nothing wrong that was done"

Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House said on Friday it had enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer. Nothing wrong with that, the White House said. Oh, yes, there was, Republicans countered.

Sestak Still Hasn't Denied He Was Offered Navy Job

Denver Post Finally Gets Around to Mentioning Romanoff Job Offer Allegation Again- Romanoff silent

Larry Kane writes about the interview with Sestak that "spread like wildfire"

The White House acknowledged on Friday that it tried to get Representative Joe Sestak  to drop his Senate bid in exchange for an unpaid job with the administration, but said an internal review concluded it broke no laws.

Refuting allegations that the Obama administration offered Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., a job in exchange for dropping out of the contested Pennsylvania Democratic senate primary earlier this month, the White House says an internal investigation shows nothing improper took place and "that the allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and a lack of basis in the law."

GOP asks FBI to investigate ‘collusion,’ possible obstruction of justice in Sestak case

VIDEO: Sestak: Conversation With Clinton Was Not "Inappropriate," Lasted 60 Seconds

VIDEO: Former President Clinton refuses to comment on Sestak offer

Rep. Joe Sestak says he spoke for less than minute with former President Bill Clinton about an appointment that was meant to keep the congressman out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.

Issa's response to Sestak

Statement from Joe Sestak on White House Counsel's Report

White House admission to Sestak offer: Memo

White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run

The White House asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Rep. Joe Sestak about the possibility of obtaining a senior position in the Obama administration if he would drop out of the Democratic primary race against establishment-backed Sen. Arlen Specter, the Obama administration will say in a report to be released Friday morning, Fox News has confirmed.

Rep. Joe Sestak said that his brother has spoken with White House officials about the congressman's allegation that he was offered an Obama administration job if he would stay out of a Democratic Senate primary.

An e-mail from Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) campaign suggested Wednesday that the controversy over Rep. Joe Sestak's (D-Pa.) alleged administration job offer could be President Barack Obama's Watergate scandal.

Obama said Thursday that the White House is preparing to issue a formal explanation regarding the allegation that it offered Rep. Joe Sestak a job to drop out of the Democratic primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter. 

Original Sestak Admission At Odds With White House Spin

Video: Sestak on original W.H. job offer claim - I was being honest

Obama: "Nothing Improper" in Alleged Sestak Job Offer

The L.A. Times sings a new tune: Joe Sestak and the phantom -- or was it? -- job offer

On September 27, 2009 the Denver Post reported that the Obama administration offered Senate candidate Romanoff a position if he canceled plans to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet.

Axelrod Says No Proof Sestak Received Illegal Job Offer

 The Republicans' letter requesting appointment of special prosecutor in Sestak claim

Obama White House probe of Obama White House finds no Obama White House impropriety on Sestak

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak pledged Monday to "absolutely" comply with investigators if his claims of a politically motivated White House job offer become the focus of a federal probe.

Congressman: White House Job Offer to Sestak May Be an 'Impeachable' Offense

Justice Department declines to appoint independent counsel for Sestak case

VIDEO: Once Again, Joe Sestak Repeatedly Dodges Questions on Job Offer Bribe

VIDEO: White House senior adviser David Axelrod says "it has been looked into" and the White House has come to the conclusion nothing inappropriate happened.

VIDEO: Cong. Darrel Issa's "So Who is Wrong" on the Sestak bribery scandal

Gibbs on Sestak: 'Nothing inappropriate'

White House spokeman deflects Sestak bribery question 13 times in a row

VIDEO: Gibbs deflects Sestak bribery question

A leading House Republican is threatening to file an ethics complaint against Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) if he doesn’t reveal who in the White House offered him a job to drop out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.

VIDEO: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refusing to answer a question as to whether Rep. Joe Sestak was offered a job by the Obama Administration in order to get him to drop his run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania against Sen. Arlen Specter.

VIDEO: Issa grills Holder on bringing a special prosecutor on the Sestak bribery allegations.

Sestak to comply with political job-offer probe

Top Senate Democrat wants answers from Sestak on job offer allegation

Issa threatens Sestak with complaint

Darrell Issa digs in on the 'Sestak bribe' story

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder refused to answer pointed questions from Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., about allegations the Obama Administration offered U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., a high-ranking position in return for dropping out of the primary election against incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter.

Darrell Issa wants special prosecutor in Joe Sestak case

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) again called on rival Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) to provide more specific details about his claim that the White House offered him a high-level administration job in exchange for dropping his challenge to Specter in the Senate Democratic primary race

The White House counsel’s office failed to meet an already extended deadline for answering questions from House Republicans about Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who had said the White House offered him a high-level administration job in exchange for his not running against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary

Darrell Issa probes Joe Sestak job offer allegation

Specter Opens Door on White House Felonies

Two Members of Congress Say That If Administration Offered Sestak Job to Drop Senate Race It Could Be a Crime

At Friday's White House briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked, for the fifth time in less than three weeks, about Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak's charge that the White House offered Sestak a high-ranking job if Sestak would drop his challenge to Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. And for the fifth time, Gibbs refused to answer the question of whether the White House offered a bribe to protect the fortunes of a key political ally

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday he would have to “check on it” before he could deny Rep. Joe Sestak’s (D.-Pa.) claim that the administration had offered him a high-ranking job in the administration in exchange for not mounting a primary challenge against incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter

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AP: Rep. Joe Sestak says the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to persuade him not to mount a Democratic primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. (link not available) posted 2/19/2010

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