Bill Clinton made the job offer to Sestak

Fox News previews a White House report that is about to be released revealing that Bill Clinton was the chosen operative to make the job offer to Joe Sestak:

The conversations with Sestak were initiated by Clinton at the behest of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel was Clinton's political director when he was president. Clinton had promoted Sestak to vice admiral and made him his director of defense policy. Sestak was a loyal and tireless supporter of Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency in 2008.

Sestak is part of the Clinton coterie, indebted to Clinton for promotion, and as Jack Cashill revealed to AT readers, Sandy Berger was promoting Sestak's political career for the Clinton machine, in addition to his duties in stealing evidence from the National Archives.

So we have three figures with roots in the Clinton White House involved in a potential felony in an Obama administration political deal: Sestak, Emanuel, and Bill Clinton.

With Hillary the Secretary of State in a time of war and crisis, the ripple effects grow. 

It can't be fun to be Rahm. They might need a fall guy.

Here is a pdf of the White House statement from White House counsel Robert F. Bauer.

They are claiming it was an unpaid advisory board job that they had in mind. This would allow wiggle room, presumably, to claim that the unpaid job had no value, as required by the language "something of value" in the relevant law.

Clinton had lunch with President Obama yesterday, so they had a chance to get their stories straight.