Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Issa Calls for Ethics Probe: Bob Bauer Behind Obama-Sestak Stonewall

White House attorney Robert Bauer, the husband of former White House Communications Director and  Maoist- philosophy admirer, Anita Dunn, is fingered by Michelle Malkin as complicit in the Sestak stonewall.

Bob Bauer and Anita Dunn

Attorney General Eric Holder was questioned in the U.S. House by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) last week, about Sestak's claim that someone in the White House offered Sestak a job in exchange for  dropping out of his Democrat senate race against party-jumper Arlen Specter (D-PA) (who lost his primary to Sestak). Malkin says Holder told Issa he would not address "hypotheticals," and Malkin claims Holder was simply following orders from Bob Bauer, Obama's "personal lawyer and Democratic Party legal boss."
You see, on March 10, Issa also sent a letter to Bauer, the White House counsel to the president, requesting specifics: Did White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel contact Sestak? Did White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina (whom another Democrat, U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, has accused of offering a cabinet position in exchange for his withdrawal)? How about the White House Office of Political Affairs? Any other individuals? What position(s) was/were offered in exchange for Sestak’s withdrawal? And what, if any, steps did Bauer take to investigate possible criminal activity?...
But the laws governing such public corruption are still on the books. And unlike Gibbs [Obama press secretary], the U.S. code governing bribery, graft and conflicts of interest is rather straightforward: “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.”
Read the entire story at Michelle Malkin.

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), once-upon-a-time furious with the White House for trying to move him out of the Senate race, told the press months ago that he was offered a job by the Obama administration. Then he clammed up and refused to tell "who" or "what," although he has not wavered sin. Problem is, he isn't saying who offered him another job, or what the job was, although there are speculations that Admiral Sestak may have been offered the Secretary of the Navy position. Now Sestak faces the possibility of a House Ethics probe because he did not report the decidedly illegal job offer to House leaders. The bottomline: Sestak is guilty either way: guilty as a member of the U.S. Congress not reporting an illegal act, or guilty of lying.

Former Clinton White House advisor, Dick Morris says this is possibly an impeachable offense.
This scandal could be enormous...It's Valerie Plame only 10 times bigger, because it's illegal and Joe Sestak is either lying or the White House committed a crime."
Obviously, the offer of a significant job in the White House could not be made unless it was by Rahm Emanue or cleared with Rahm Emanuel, [said Morris on the Sean Hannity Show]. If the job offer was high enough that it also had Obama's approval, "that is a high crime and misdemeanor." 
In other words, an impeachable offense? Hannity asked. "Absolutely," said Morris
More on Sestak and a White House bribe at WorldNetDaily.

Related and Background:
Bob Bauer and Anita Dunn - Power Couple

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