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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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of course this is the truth... why would a black man running for president want his racist pastor to speak out against the white devil? lol im WHITE N PROUD...atleast im not a hateful individual like obama and his band of racist jackasses....obama was elected on lies and ugh heaven forbid we get the un-pleasure of his company for another 4... if people are so ignorant especially people who are not of african descent to elect someone who hates them and buys votes... then by all means elect a racist president.

802 days ago


It's what happens when you elect a [bleep] for President: you get one.

Hopefully in November we'll be on track for a successful businessman and executive in office, and EJECT the half-Kenyan reparationist we have in now.

802 days ago


Not surprised. Obama is getting caught in his lies in his book he wrote. He was so unqualified 4 years ago and still is.

802 days ago


sounds a lot like the John edwards situation. maybe the DA should look into this and indite whomever responsible.

802 days ago


Have Harvey dig into wether Obama was ever a member of the Bar. The reason may have been a back ground check is required for being a member of the bar. Harvey is good at digging these things up. Let him loose on it. Sheriff Joe has nothing on Harvey.

802 days ago


I am pretty sure that Obama revealed himself as a liar a few days ago when he states now he believs in gay marriage. Either he always believed in it and lied time and time again.. Or he is lying now to try to get the LBGT campaign money, because we know that a lot of gay folks have a lot of money.


No one becomes president without lying and playing tough.. including Obama. It is the same for almost every corporate company out there ~ no one becomes CEO by being a nice guy and/or truthful.


How Obama became such a Messiah for some is beyond my comprehension.. Sure the guy is a smooth talker, but I *always* trust smooth talkers about as much as I trust used car salesman...


Just because he is good at schmoozing does NOT mean he's a good, honest guy.. He "seems" nice, but Ted Bundy "seemed" nice to most who met him -besides the women he murdered..


People are so clueless and the Obama fanboys and fangirls are flat out embarrassing!

802 days ago

Jenny Riley    

All of you underestimate the stupidity of the American people, the deviousness of the obama re-election campaign and the power of the American press/media. Unfortunately, obama will be re-elected because of all the amoral, illegal, dead and stupid voters out there. The media will tell us who to vote for, just as they tell us what to buy and who to worship by their selective reporting and they have decided the next president will be obama. Only 40% of the population cannot be mind controlled by the media and most of those people will not vote. So, we are doomed to 4 more years of hell,unless people start to wise up, but I doubt it, I no longer have faith in Americans' ability to think for themselves. They proved it to me in 2008 and ever since.

802 days ago


TMZ helped put this amateur in the White House.

802 days ago


Oh please, how does the right not see this guy for what he opportunist. Last election his "sermons" got more and more outragious when the spotlight was on him. He couldn't care less about Obama or whether or not he is re-elected he just cares about himself.

So the right considers him some crazy racist moron...fair enough. But how can you turn around and treat his word as gold once he starts saying bad things about obama?

And if it is true.... I'm not giving Romney a hard time about it nessesarily since everyone does dumb stuff in HS. But if the guy he assulted had come to him first before going to the media, I'm sure they would have made an offer to him.

The "rev" obviously thought he was going to be some famous preacher because of this....but it didn't happen. It sounds like bitterness to me.

802 days ago

buzz kill    

The last thing Obumer wants is for the people to know who he really is.

802 days ago


This is so much crap, else it would have been exposed when it happened instead of now with the election looming? It's crap that there was a payoff too, because anonymous e-mails and friends of Obama cannot be labelled as an offer from Obama. Anyway, Obama himself did not offer a payoff at all, he simply asked the Pastor in a nice way to stop using his election platform for his preachings.

802 days ago

The Neko Nation    

So sick of these racist Aholes. What these fools don't realize is that racism comes in ALL colors.

802 days ago


At this point, the liberal mainstream media is dutifully ignoring the story.

802 days ago


I call bull crap ! Why would he sell Obama out? He's like a crazy uncle. He named his book after wrights sermon. He married the Obama's and so on. You really want me to believe that their is a rift now? Whatever ! lol

802 days ago

Jackazz flatts    

More BS from Obum the clown

802 days ago
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