◼ In his on-the-record interview with Klein, Wright claims that an Obama ally offered him $150,000 to keep his mouth shut and stop preaching until after the election, in excerpts published by the New York Post - Ed Morrissey/HotAir
◼ The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright - New York Post
◼ WRIGHT: OBAMA TRIED TO BRIBE ME TO KEEP QUIET IN 2008 - Ben Shapiro/Breitbart
◼ Bill blockbuster: O’s an ‘amateur’ - Carl Campanile/New York Post
◼ The Amateur [Hardcover], Edward Klein (Author) at Amazon
◼ U. of Chicago medical center VP revealed as Jeremiah Wright briber - Jeff Poor/Daily Caller
“Well, what happened is that after ABC’s Brian Ross broadcast the video tapes of the Rev. Wright ‘God damning America’ and slamming whites and slamming Jews and America, he was contacted by one of Obama’s closest personal friends — a guy who travels on Obama’s plane, who plays basketball with him, who goes on vacation with him,” Klein said. “His name is Dr. Eric Whitaker. Dr. Whitaker is the vice president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and he’s a member of Obama’s very tight inner circle. And he sent an email to a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.”
Klein reminded listeners that Whitaker’s hospital is the same one that paid first lady Michelle Obama $316,962 a year to handle community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center while her husband served in the U.S. Senate.
In an email, Klein said Whitaker had offered Wright $150,000 “if he would shut-up and not criticize Obama anymore.” When Wright refused Whitaker’s offer, Klein said Obama himself personally met with Wright, which supposedly took place after Obama’s March 18, 2008 “race speech,” confirmed by both Wright’s word and the U.S. Secret Service logs.