Sestak confirms White House bribe of job offer

Someone in the White House is in deep legal trouble - the kind that gets you sent off to jail.

Pennsylvania senate primary winner Joe Sestak reconfirmed on Meet the Press that the White House offered him the inducement of a job in government - rumored to be the position of Secretary of the Navy - if he would drop his challenge to Arlen Specter in the primary.

From Politico:

Rep. Joe Sestak, winner of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, is refusing to provide more information on what job he was offered by a White House official to drop of that race, although he confirmed again that the incident occurred.The White House was backing incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the primary. Sestak acknowledged in an interview in February that he was offered a position by an unnamed White House official - a potential violation of federal law - but has not offered any specifics on conversation. Republicans are trying to use the issue against Sestak in the November Senate race.

"It's interesting. I was asked a question about something that happened months earlier, and I felt that I should answer it honestly, and that's all I had to say about it." Sestak said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Anybody else has to decide on what they will say upon their role. That's their responsibility."

Yet Sestak confirmed to NBC's David Gregory that the incident did take place.

A crime has been committed but will any prosecutor dare take on the challenge of investigating the White House?

And don't forget that the trial of impeached former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is coming up  and the defense is promising to drag President Obama smack into the middle of it. He won't have to testify, but there are apparently tapes of conversations that show the president a lot more engaged in the process of choosing his own replacement in the senate than he has let on.

The Chicago Way may be headed from the White House to the Courthouse.


Someone in the White House is in deep legal trouble - the kind that gets you sent off to jail.

Pennsylvania senate primary winner Joe Sestak reconfirmed on Meet the Press that the White House offered him the inducement of a job in government - rumored to be the position of Secretary of the Navy - if he would drop his challenge to Arlen Specter in the primary.

From Politico:

Rep. Joe Sestak, winner of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, is refusing to provide more information on what job he was offered by a White House official to drop of that race, although he confirmed again that the incident occurred.

The White House was backing incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the primary. Sestak acknowledged in an interview in February that he was offered a position by an unnamed White House official - a potential violation of federal law - but has not offered any specifics on conversation. Republicans are trying to use the issue against Sestak in the November Senate race.

"It's interesting. I was asked a question about something that happened months earlier, and I felt that I should answer it honestly, and that's all I had to say about it." Sestak said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Anybody else has to decide on what they will say upon their role. That's their responsibility."

Yet Sestak confirmed to NBC's David Gregory that the incident did take place.

A crime has been committed but will any prosecutor dare take on the challenge of investigating the White House?

And don't forget that the trial of impeached former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is coming up  and the defense is promising to drag President Obama smack into the middle of it. He won't have to testify, but there are apparently tapes of conversations that show the president a lot more engaged in the process of choosing his own replacement in the senate than he has let on.

The Chicago Way may be headed from the White House to the Courthouse.


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