Rev. Jeremiah Wright — the guy who almost derailed President Obama‘s campaign in 2008 — is running his mouth again … this time claiming the Obama camp tried to bribe him four years ago … with $150k of hush money.
Mr. Wright — President Obama’s former pastor — started a media frenzy when his controversial sermons surfaced and an “outraged” Obama was forced to publicly condemn him. But the reverend claims in went beyond that.
He tells the NY Post, “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.”
Obama team tried to ‘bribe’ Jeremiah Wright to keep quiet
“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.