Just as in Jobgate I, the Obama White House denied it ever happened, and the candidate has clammed up:
The Denver Post reported this last September:
Not long after news leaked last month that Andrew Romanoff was determined to make a Democratic primary run against Sen. Michael Bennet, Romanoff received an unexpected communication from one of the most powerful men in Washington.
Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for Romanoff might be found in the administration and offered specific suggestions, according to several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post.
Romanoff turned down the overture, which included mention of a job at USAID, the foreign aid agency, sources said.
Then, the day after Romanoff formally announced his Senate bid, Obama endorsed Bennet.
The Post got the information from “several” anonymous sources who were afraid to go public for obvious reasons:
The White House said that no job was ever offered to Romanoff and that it would be wrong to suggest administration officials tried to buy him out of the contest.
“Mr. Romanoff was never offered a position within the administration,” said White House spokesman Adam Abrams.
Yet several top Colorado Democrats described Messina’s outreach to Romanoff to The Post, including the discussion of specific jobs in the administration. They asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.
Romanoff declined to discuss any such communication and said the only job he’s focused on is “representing the people of Colorado in the United States Senate.”
Newsmax notes: “Romanoff trounced Bennet at last weekend’s Colorado Democratic assembly, winning the top line on the August primary ballot”.
Byron York reports that GOP Senators on the Judiciary Committee are calling for a Special Prosecutor to look into the Sestak case, but with Democrats holding all levels of power, there’s a fat chance that will ever happen…..unless there’s a media firestorm, (as there was in the Plame affair).
Now we hear of another corrupt bribe coming out of this White House…and who knows how many others?
How about it MSM?
Tom Maguire thinks he has the over/under on that:
How many Sestak questions will be asked at Obama’s press conference today? I’ll bet none – waltzing with Gibbs is part of the job, but actually embarrassing Obama on national television imperils valuable access and possible book deals.
Michelle Malkin: The White House/New Black Panther Party stonewall
The Sestak scandal is just one piece of the Democratic culture of corruption puzzle — and the White House denials are just more thick pieces of the Great Stone Wall of Obama.
Case in point: I’ve covered DOJ/AG Eric Holder’s obstructionism in the New Black Panther Party case since June 2009. The indefatigable Judicial Watch continues to press for information. After repeated attempts to acquire documents through stymied FOIA requests, Judicial Watch is taking DOJ to court
LA Times Top of the Ticket: Karl Rove: Joe Sestak’s lying or he’s protecting a felon in Barack Obama’s White House
Hats off to Major Garrett for asking about Sestak at the press conference.
Of course, Obama dodged. He said nothing improper happened, and a statement will be coming within days – not weeks or months. They must be still working on the cover-up.
Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!