Rev. Wright made claim before about being offered bribe to stay quiet

In David Remnick’s 2010 book, “The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama,” the author quotes Wright saying he was offered cash to shut up by a friend concerned that his history of incendiary sermons could doom Obama’s hopes of winning the White House. …

“Where’s the money going to come from?” he said. “I’m just going to be quiet until November the fifth? I’m not supposed to say a word? What do I tell these people who have invited me to preach? All of these dates between April and November? So, no, I didn’t cancel engagements, and I didn’t cancel what I was supposed to be doing.”

This part of Remnick’s book doesn’t appear to have gotten much attention at the time of its publication. Likewise, many major news outlets — outside of Fox News and the New York Post — have not devoted much attention to Wright’s claims in Klein’s book.

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