An amazingly sourced set of allegations, if proven true, could result in jail time for members of the current administration including Obama.
How easily it was forgotten, in what is called “The Chicago Way” that Obama ran for his senate seat unopposed once he arranged for the competition to drop out of the race.
Will the main stream media jump on this? Will Eric Holder recuse himself, will the FBI begin a thorough investigation? This could add to the drama of the upcoming elections in 2012 in a very big way.
Note this isn’t the “famous right-wing conspiracy” but two democrats swearing, that this happened. The media as usual was AWOL on the original Denver case. We The People must demand immediate accountability from the media, and a thorough investigation by the FBI. Random thoughts while observing our king and our rulers potentially spend serious time in the Gray Bar Hotel, J.C.
Oh yes, a question Obama/Reid/Pelosi, how’s jamming the health care thing though with 50 votes likely to happen?
By Jeffrey Lord on 2.22.10
The American Spectator: Additional sources below.
“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
“In the face of a White House denial, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak stuck to his story yesterday that the Obama administration offered him a “high-ranking” government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer
February 19, 2010
A bombshell has just exploded in the 2010 elections.
For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused — by Democrats — of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code.
The jobs in question? Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from Senate challenges to two sitting United States Senators, both Democrats supported by President Obama. The Senators are Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Michael Bennet in Colorado.
On Friday, Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democrat challenging Specter for re-nomination, launched the controversy by accusing the Obama White House of offering him a federal job in exchange for his agreeing to abandon his race against Specter.
In August of 2009, the Denver Post reported last September, Deputy White House Chief of Staff Jim Messina “offered specific suggestions” for a job in the Obama Administration to Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff, a former state House Speaker, if Romanoff would agree to abandon a nomination challenge to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Bennet was appointed to the seat upon the resignation of then-Senator Ken Salazar after Salazar was appointed by Obama to serve as Secretary of the Interior. According to the Post, the specific job mentioned was in the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Post cited “several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post.” Complete Story: