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Rahm Emanuel used Bill Clinton as intermediary to approach Sestak: White House report

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memorandum.jpgWASHINGTON---White House Counsel Bob Bauer, in a review released Friday about conversations between the White House and Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.)--in an effort to get him not to run against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in a primary-- said Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used former President Bill Clinton as an intermediary to offer Sestak an unpaid, executive branch advisory board position to avert "a divisive primary fight."

Bauer in his review said Sestak was not offered a nomination as Navy secretary.

Bauer said all the conversations were "consistent with the relevant law and ethical requirements."

Sestak beat Specter in the Pennsylania primary held earlier this month.

Read the memorandum.

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If Bob Bauer admits that Rahm Emanuel used Clinton to offer Sestak an appointed position to get out of the senate race, then he's just admitted a crime was committed.

If anyone thinks that Sestak really was offered an "unpaid" position (anywhere), then I've got some swamp land I'd like to sell them.

Crimes were committed. Influence was brought to bear.

This administration claimed it was going to be better.

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