White House: Obama Not Behind Sale Of Hawaii Magnum P.I. House

This undated photo provided by LIST Sotheby's International Realty shows a home in Waimanalo, Hawaii once used for the filming of the 1980s television show "Magnum, P.I." The 3-acre oceanfront property has sold for $8.7 million to a close friend of President Barack Obama.
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest flatly denies that the Obama family was behind the sale of a home in Hawaii featured in the popular 80’s television show Magnum P.I.

“They are not,” Earnest said shortly when asked by reporters whether the family was behind the purchase of the home.

Yesterday, reports revealed that the sale was connected to Obama donor and Chicago lawyer Seth Madorsky and Obama’s frequent golf partner Marty Nesbitt, prompting rumors that the Obama family was perhaps behind the sale of the property.

“I am the sole purchaser and did not have any partners or co-investors in the transaction,” Nesbitt said in response to the reports.