Sunday, June 6, 2010

Liberty Counsel's Petition for Job-Gate Investigation

I received the following email and am in adamant agreement with the purpose thereof. I am, consequently, copying the letter and a link to the petition in its entirety. I would encourage all of you to click on the link and sign the petition, as this arrogance in breaking federal law by our White House cannot be allowed to go unchecked!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

My legal team has completed our initial analysis of the available evidence - and the applicable
law - surrounding the Obama Administration-Sestak job payoff. If proven true, there has been a clear violation of federal law for which there must be accountability at the very highest level. See my crucially important message below. - Mat

Late last Friday - as most of America stepped away for a long Memorial Day weekend - President Obama's team tried to bury what may prove to be the most damaging story yet to face his novice presidency.

The White House released its "investigation" of the Obama- Sestak job payoff and shortly thereafter Congressman Sestak stood before the media and told essentially the same story.

But their narratives are full of contradictions and even impossibilities - and they came forth only after the President's team had met with Joe Sestak's brother and former President Bill Clinton, the latter of whom attempted to "take the fall" for the entire sordid episode.

After months of trying to avoid the story and refusing to produce any information whatsoever, both Obama and Sestak suddenly attempted an explanation.

Except for three problems...

First, their explanation is full of inconsistencies. For example, the White House mentioned efforts in both June and July of last year to persuade Sestak to drop out of the Senate race but Congressman Sestak insisted that there was only one episode.

Second, their explanation is completely illogical. As a member of Congress, Sestak could not have legally accepted an Executive Branch appointment due to the separation of powers requirements clearly enumerated in the Constitution.

Former law professor Obama and Congressman Sestak certainly knew this basic fact.

Third, their explanation is - according to our initial legal analysis - essentially an admission that the Obama Administration did, in fact, violate federal law. Let me cite just one of the applicable statutes:

* * *
18 U.S.C. § 600 - Promise of employment or other
benefit for political activity

Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any
employment, position, compensation, contract,
appointment, or other benefit, provided for
or made possible in whole or in part by any
Act of Congress, or any special consideration
in obtaining any such benefit, to any person
as consideration, favor, or reward for any
political activity or for the support of or
opposition to any candidate or any political
party in connection with any general or special
election to any political office, or in
connection with any primary election or
political convention or caucus held to select
candidates for any political office, shall
be fined under this title or imprisoned not
more than one year, or both.

* * *

On top of the blatant violation of the law alleged in the emerging Sestak scandal, we are now receiving additional reports about Obama Administration officials seeking to persuade other candidates for public office to bow out of an election in favor of receiving a possible government position.

So, the Sestak offer is not an isolated incident!

But even if it were, the fact pattern surrounding the Sestak job payoff suggests the likelihood of an egregious violation of federal law that should result in criminal charges and directly impact the Obama Administration.

How far should this go? There is already enough evidence to demand that President Obama dismiss any staff members directly involved. But it likely goes much deeper.

++Obama Administration ignoring lessons of the Nixon era.

As has been the case in previous executive branch attempts to "fix" elections, the cover up may be even more damaging to the President than the crime itself.

If it is proven that President Obama's fingerprints are present in the original offer to Sestak, or are found anywhere near the cover up, he may well find his own party turning on him. That's how serious the alleged violations are.

It is hard to imagine that President Obama was not involved in these illegal acts when the offer came from his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, whose office is next to the Oval Office.
Then, from Emmanuel the offer was conveyed by Bill Clinton. You cannot get much closer to the President than his Chief of Staff and the husband of the Secretary of State who is a former President of the United States.

As a constitutional attorney with over two decades of experience, I am well versed in the intricacies of legal code and the processes involved in reaching an informed opinion about what can or cannot be successfully litigated. In other words, over the years I've learned how to "smell a rat."

I smell a rat.

A growing number of Americans feel the Obama Administration is the most corrupt administration in the history of the United States.

Barack Obama's empty campaign promises of transparency and reforming Washington have been supplanted by his unbelievable arrogance and open disdain for the will of the American people.

His administration's condescension has stirred a deep resolve among patriotic citizens to stop the Obama/Reid/Pelosi axis of power before they succeed in remaking the United States of America into a nation we no longer recognize.

++Defiantly claiming "it's just politics" is the height of arrogance!

Things have so deteriorated that President Obama and his team believe they can even essentially admit guilt in the Sestak job payoff and pay no penalty. This is the act of an administration that sees itself as operating above the law.
We simply cannot sit by and let this happen on our watch!

That's why Liberty Counsel is launching a nationwide petition demanding that an independent counsel be appointed to investigate the Sestak job payoff and the emerging revelations of election bribery.

Go here to be among the first to demand accountability:

Again, my legal team has been pouring over every available piece of evidence and my conclusion is:



Go here to join me in signing this petition:

Then, alert your friends.

Thank you and God bless you!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel


Dave Splash said...

The desperation on the right to find some hint of scandal with President Obama - any scandal, no matter how weak and pathetic - is pretty laughable. You all have been out to destroy this guy since the day he was elected. And the collective amnesia you guys have about the years 2001-2009 is positively stupefying.

You apparently want to criminalize politics (the very same thing you accused Dems of doing when Repubs were in the WH). Good luck with that.

T. Paine said...

Dave, the federal law that applies is listed in the posting. It is very apparent that the law was broken blatantly and arrogantly by the Obama White House. Further, attempts to conceal the crime were committed and are still being committed.

The "everyone does it" defense never worked with my parents, and I suspect it didn't with yours either. It sure as heck shouldn't work in politics.

If this was the case in the past, as you claim, it should also have been punished.

That being said, this is serious, not that the propaganda media wing will take it as such.

I am guessing that you did not sign the petition though, huh? :)

lisa said...
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lisa said...

like the Valerie non Plame,non covert agent incident. Let's see being no crime was committed let's waste time going after Scooter Libby and try to catch him in a lie about something that was said or not said ,may have said,may not have said 3 years prior and MSNBC was beating that drum 7 days a week.
Of course the answer may have been down Sandy Berger's drawers but who knows?
Why would anyone possibly accuse a Chicago Politician of illegal politics?
Maybe Blagojevich may have some insight to that one. I'm just sayin'.

Dave Splash said...

Where was your outrage when Bush did the exact same thing: On November 17, 2004, CNN reported that [Sen. Ben] Nelson "has been approached about becoming agriculture secretary in the Bush administration, according to two sources," adding that "President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, spoke to Nelson about the possibility in a telephone conversation last Friday, according to the two sources familiar with their conversation." CNN noted the obvious political implications -- Nelson would have to resign his Senate seat if he accepted the position, and his successor would be selected by then-Gov. Mike Johanns, a Republican.

Go ahead, spinners. Spin away.

T. Paine said...

It wasn't right and should have been prosecuted then. At least Bush didn't try to deny it or cover up the crime like Nixon... er, I mean Obama did.