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Pres. Obama's Former Pastor

His Camp Offered Me $150k

to Shut the Hell Up!

5/13/2012 5:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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.”

Wright says the email -- and subsequent offer of $150k through one of the members of his church -- came from "one of Obama's closest friends."

According to the pastor, he met with Barack at one point during the election: "And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.'"

Among Wright's most damning sermons to come to light during the election ... he said the 9/11 attacks were "America's chickens are coming home to roost."


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And he has that e-mail or did it accidentally get deleted?

891 days ago


Umm... surprise? Mr. do/say anything to get elected. He stands for nothing. Such a shame.

891 days ago

EBL Damn!

891 days ago


I'd throw money in the pot if this guy would shut up.

891 days ago


The fact is the President Obama considered this a mentor, a Father figure, he has always surrounded himself with anti-America, anit-white radicals, Bill Ayres, Rev. Wright, Prof Powell etc. then he says that he was never actually in the room when Rev. Wright said those things, although he attended his service every week for over 25 years. Pres Obamas stark supporters are going to believe what they want to believe, I just wish that the main stream press, would report all the facts and let Citizens decide for themselves, other then just not report negative news stories against Obama, reserving that for Republicans, and I wish Obamas supporters would actually read his book, take the time to really learn what he is about and make an informed choice.

891 days ago


This is old news TMZ.

891 days ago

Sienna Sacha    

How would obama know if Wright's word could "hurt the campaign"?.. ..He claims he wasn't listening to what Wright said. . hmmmmm. apparently our dog eating president likes to lie to us. .

891 days ago


And you took the money so shut the **** up.

891 days ago


What's so shocking about these revelations? I bet Obama did tell him to shut his yap. No candidate is perfect so don't sit here and act like this is a big deal. All this is is an irrelevant man slinging mud right as Obama starts campaigning to get his tired face back in the media. Oh wow, miney to shut up (like that has never happened in polotics before). Rev. Wright is a tool. A jealous tool at that!

891 days ago


This is why making it is so hard. Not even your friends want you to make it.

891 days ago


Damnit! I meant MONEY and POLITICS.

891 days ago


Tesla_Consulting hit the nail right on the head!

891 days ago

Eldridge Cleaver    

Barry Obama is the worst fahking president in the history of this country and when he goes back to filthy Chicago in a few months, the country will be happy to be rid of him. Thanks for that 10-15% real unemployment while you were in office, Barry.

891 days ago


I see he's already scrambling for another 15 minutes. Punk.

891 days ago
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