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May 25, 2010

Axelrod: When We Illegally Offered Sestak the Bribe of a Federal Job to Not Seek Office, We Were Careful to Leave No Evidence of Our Crime

Good Lord. Axelrod reassures everyone by insisting not that there was no unscrupulous act here, but that there is >"no evidence" of such.

Senior adviser to the president David Axelrod said Monday evening that there is “no evidence” that White House officials tried to keep a Democratic congressman from entering the Pennsylvania Senate race by offering him a high-ranking government job.

“When the allegations were made, they were looked into. And there was no evidence of such a thing,” Axelrod said on CNN’s “John King USA.”

Sestak says it happened, but he can't talk about it, because we shouldn't distract ourselves with cheap point-scoring politics while the economy's bad.

Oddly enough, when this charge was useful to him in his fight against Arlen Specter, he did think we could afford a little distraction from the economy.

KING: -- in these conversations. You're one of the parties who knows. SESTAK: Someone, as I said, was asked. I answered the question --and I did -- forthrightly -- for my personal accountability in that matter.

KING: But what is the harm...


KING: What is the harm of you saying this is the person who called me and this is what they offered me so that we can go to that person and get the other end of the conversation?

SESTAK I'll tell you what the harm actually appears to be. You and I should be talking right now about how people were slammed in this economy, John.

The LAT Top of the Ticket blog headlines Gibbs latest bullshit Obama White House probe of Obama White House finds no Obama White House impropriety on Sestak:

GIBBS: Well, Bob, I'm not a lawyer. But lawyers in the White House and others have looked into conversations that were had with Congressman Sestak. And nothing inappropriate happened.

I think Republicans are continuing to dredge this up because, if you look just a couple of days after this primary, the polling shows that Republicans are already behind in a very important Senate race.

SCHIEFFER: Improper or not, did you offer him a job in the administration?

GIBBS: I'm not going to get further into what the conversations were. People that have looked into them assure me that they weren't inappropriate in any way.

SCHIEFFER: Robert Gibbs, thank you very much for being with us.

What's classic in this cover-up is that the White House won't permit anyone with actual knowledge of the call or the subsequent (alleged) investigation to answer questions about it; these flacks can say whatever they like, without fear of a perjury charge (or something like that, in the court of public opinion) because they are speaking, by their own assertion, from a position of perfect ignorance.

The people who aren't ignorant of the facts, the details, the supposed legal analysis, are not only not permitted to discuss the matter, but the White House conceals their identities so that no one can ask them.

Darrel Issa (R-CA), professional troublemaker, is calling on any US Attorney in America to look into this, noting they all have the power to do so, even without permission of the AG. And he's put it out there the crime involved is "impeachable."

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