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-- senate race.
You know -- descriptions of those positions that day.
Informed him that I was.
Not going to change course.
Does the leader of the party have an interest in ensuring.
Primaries it tend to be costly.
Aren't hand so that.
You ready for general election of course it.
Well they have at the response from the White House today about the newest job offer or offers.
Dangled in front of a senate primary candidate there you see -- Andrew -- off in Colorado he says the deputy chief of staff Jim Messina reached out to him.
In September of 2009 to try to get them.
Perhaps not in the Senate primary against incumbent senator Michael Bennet.
With three possible job offers.
In an email that is now public this of course comes.
After the Joseph stack scenario and there are still questions about what was offered specifically and how many.
Times he was talked to.
About that senate primary in Pennsylvania which he is now the nominee.
That's not all let's bring in our panel talk about all of -- Tucker Carlson editor of the daily caller dot com Erin Billings deputy editor of roll call.
And syndicated columnist Charles -- Okay Tucker here's the latest.
We -- Well leaving aside whether or not it's legal it's awfully cynical mr.
-- -- off whatever his many charms and accomplishments is totally unqualified.
To hold these jobs that he was offered and he was in fact -- -- -- -- the White House position is he applied.
USA ID right that director of democracy for USA ID what you have to be pretty cynical to offer job like that by its title presumably sort of an important one you know spreading democracy in the developing world.
To some guy who's only qualification in an actual actions is having taught after college briefly before grad school -- -- now.
-- So I think they're gonna have to answer for that and I was saddened to see if there were more questions in the briefing today asked of mr.
gives of this on the subject.
I'll be for each of the -- -- how it helps it grow.
In in the primary because he has an effect whenever his real motors he has -- thick steak at a position against Obama that helps us stacked in Pennsylvania she won.
The primary will help -- that will tell you a lot I think about.
What the mid terms will.
Aaron obviously representative I -- continues to ask for questions there are other congressman now.
On that list as well saying that this is illegal what the White House has been doing.
There are more questions about the perception here and political had an article today that this is bumbling.
And here's a quote I've taken together the sense that can Romanov cases suggest the White House team that is one part Richard Daley the Chicago mayor and one -- Barney Fife.
One senior house Democrat said it is baffling how one group of people can be so good -- campaigning.
And so bad at politics if raising nearly identical to that in -- second veteran house Democrat who expressed.
The same sent.
Well I think that's actually a good point I mean this this is an operation that -- an incredible campaign they got this president -- office.
We all remarked at how well they ran that campaign and yet the political operation led by Rahm Emanuel and engine is seen as the deputy.
Obviously whether or not there was something illegal or not it is a perception issue but they clearly weren't successful.
They weren't successful.
And you know let's see if there's a third I mean you know I hope for the White House is saying there isn't because if there is -- we actually have a trend.
But look I mean Republicans are gonna keep the heat on -- -- Has been -- -- in in the house we have now the minority leader Boehner weighing in saying we want all the answers we want the you know we want.
Everything disclosed this you promised to be -- transparent White House now be transparent.
There is potentially a third Rod Blagojevich is trial in Chicago has started.
And White House chief of staff.
Rahm Emanuel has been subpoenaed in that trial to see what the transition team.
Really tried to do to get that senate -- -- point.
And they're the prosecutors.
Over charges that the governor was selling the -- and we know that you know the president has a perfectly.
Legitimate interest in getting his appointee to his seat.
And the -- of the question is was anything offered in that particular case.
I think was in staying in the Romanov a case the White House is trying to -- just this side of the legal line by using who are dangling.
Rather than offering and look.
That the White House says there wasn't a quid pro quo so that's why it's sort of Kosher.
Gibbs admitted what the quote was in the quote that we showed him where he said.
President has an interest in clearing of the field so clearly the objective was getting him out of the race that's the quo -- the quake was.
The three jobs so I think it's really out there this is pretty.
Pretty on the line in the sense that case I think there's less evidence of bribery.
But the real issue there is the veracity -- -- the story from the last story from sites that don't stack up the White House.
Said in the statement from the White House lawyer that there were inquiries made over the months of June and July -- effective said there was one.
Call under a minute.
Well that doesn't match so there are -- here there's something being covered up what -- the other authors who made them.
So I think it's two different cases but in each -- them it looks real bad.
And I think that's right in journalism one instance is an anecdote three is a trend here we are hovering in the middle of two.
And quickly Tucker represent devices says the law the statute is clear here while everybody says well it happens all the time.
He says as soon as the white house office of federal job -- uses federal paid employees to make these calls or emails to reach out to them.
From the White House that that machine or whomever has crossed a number of lines both ethically and legally.
Is there is there more to this year from ice another point of view.
I believe -- to be true in order to influence a primary in this specific case -- I think that's right and I think that question also pertains.
To what happened in the Blagojevich case there are apparently federal authorities investigators have heard.
Under penalty of perjury from two people saying they had direct knowledge of the White House offering in effect to -- the governor to put Valerie Jarrett that senate seat that's the more I mean.
That's not -- politician.
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