What Did He Not Know, and When Did He Not Know It?

It just gets worse and worse.

In February, Rep. Sestak (D-PA) let it be known that the Obama administration offered him a job, presumably in exchange for Sestak not running against  Sen. Arlen Spector in the primary. Recently it’s been admitted that the offer came through long-time friend (and former President) Bill Clinton. Sestak has been cryptic about this job offer, saying:

“At the time, I heard the words ‘presidential board,’ and that’s all I heard…I heard ‘presidential board,’ and I think it was intel.”

Well, that sounds like the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, which would make that a non-paying position, and not illegal (and therefore the offer would not be an impeachable offense). The problem is that this Board is made of:

“…not more than 16 members appointed by the President from among individuals who are not employed by the Federal Government. Members are distinguished citizens selected from the national security, political, academic, and private sectors.”

That would make Sestak ineligible. And surely the Obama team would have known this. As Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) spokesman said:

“Are we to believe that Rahm Emanuel, a former Member of Congress himself, dispatched President Clinton to maneuver Admiral Sestak out of the Senate Primary by dispatching him with an unpaid appointment that Congressman Sestak couldn’t even accept if he wanted to? What’s more likely, that two of the most politically sophisticated people in American political history didn’t do their due diligence or that the narrative told by the White House is a not-so-brilliant work of fiction?”

That’s right! They are clearly too sophisticated to actually offer this position to Sestak, but clearly not too sophisticated to use it as an excuse. It’s a cover up. Now we just need a good ‘gate’ scandal name.


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