Can Repugnicans be serious that they are thinking "crime" for a job offer from White House to try to get potential candidate not to run for another position?? No one could be serious about that. Now, if someone said, "I'll give you $1 Million - wink, for your campaign, wink - and I HOPE you will listen to my plea for my very important project ... now, THAT might be a crime, except that is what every member of Congress already does.
Why do these jokers think that anyone (without millions of bucks) takes them seriously? Recall the words of Benjamin Franklin, after the constitutional convention - "a republic, if you can keep it." We couldn't. Too bad the Texas Board of Education, in rewriting history, did not acknowledge that we have an oligarchy, and long have had.