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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

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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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31.

ladydiinpa    

and he still needs to STFU...who cares Rev

705 days ago
32.

Marvin     

Only people who what Lame stream media do not know this. ABC,CBS,NBC CNN ALL lie for libs. Watch Fox and get both sides. I went and started watching Fox News then watching others to compare. WOW the things the lame stream media dont cover is Amazing!!!!!!

705 days ago
33.

Hanapana    

Why would any man of God come forward and say he was paid off to stop preaching the Word? If you're a man of God, you wouldn't take the hush money and you certainly wouldn't stop giving sermons based on political reasons. If our Protus asked his preacher to stop speaking until after Elections then my opinion is: neither are men of God nor respect & honor.

705 days ago
34.

christine    

Anyone who votes for this guy again is insane.

705 days ago
35.

Pua    

At this point, I am not surprised to learn that Barack Obama is a human, and as such, is subject to all things humans are, lying, pompousness, good, bad, and in between. I just wish others would wake to the fact that including those traits, he's just not that great of a president.

We still have rampant unemployment, downgraded credit, houses being lost left and right, energy loans gone bad, green industry being shown to be a shill game, his Arab Spring nonsense, and yet...

Novemeber cannot come quick enough to lift this cloud off of our nation.

705 days ago
36.

dynahog    

This probably is true, and has to do with Obama actually being GAY.

His support of Gay Marriages had little to do with Biden's alleged Gaff. Biden's Gaff probably did slip out because he learned that Obama was Gay.

You figure. Tuff Roads ahead for these two. It could lose the election for him.

705 days ago
37.

Jax    

Ask Jesse Jackson why he wanted to cut Obama's private parts off in 2008? Wikileaks do***ents stolen from Austin Tx company suggest Obama also bribed him to shut up.

705 days ago
38.

Jackazz flatts    

Obum and that weird old turd are sweet on each other

704 days ago
39.

Cee    

How can you call yourself a PASTOR when all you do is talk about people, do you not know the WORD JUDGE NOT FOR YOU SHALL BE JUDGED. For all of you PASTORS & SO CALLED PASTORS Practice what you preach and let GOD handle the rest.

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