President Obama seems to be pretty good at the quid pro quo game. It seems that the FEC Commissioner, Ann Ravel, had wanted to step down. To keep her on until after the elections, he made a concession and an offer to her. One was that she could work as Commissioner from her home in California. Not a bad thing, and acceptable in most circles. The other was to put her at the top of the list for the California Attorney General position if the current AG, Kamala Harris, gets elected to the Senate. Not a bad deal for Ann, but is it legit?
As Written By Alex Pfeiffer for The Daily Caller:
‘I believe it is improper’
Federal Election Commissioner Ann Ravel wished to step down until she met with President Barack Obama in early 2016, who persuaded her to stay on board through the November election in return for two favors, a senior federal government official has told The Daily Caller.
Ravel, a Democrat, told the senior government official about the arrangement in private and even showed the official pictures of her and Obama in The White House. The official told TheDC Ravel had wished to step down and move back to California before the Jan. 28 White House meeting. Obama told Ravel she could move back and do most of her work from California and that she would be supported in her….
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