Senin, 14 Mei 2012
BUMPED: NEWS BOMBSHELL: Obama camp offered Jeremiah Wright $150,000 bribe for his silence during 2008 prez run
New York Post reports when sermons of Obama�s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama�s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, �Goddamn America!� Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama�s team tried to buy his silence.
�Man, the media ate me alive,� Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago�s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. �After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.�
�Who sent the e-mail?� I asked Wright.
�It was from one of Barack�s closest friends.�
�He offered you money?�
�Not directly,� Wright said. �He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.�
�How much money did he offer you?�
�One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,� Wright said.
�Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?�
�Yes,� Wright said. �Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, �You�re used to coming to my home, you�ve been here countless times, so what�s wrong with coming to my home?� So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don�t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.
I wonder If the Washington Post will do a follow up?
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