A few months ago, Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democratic nominee for the (now open) Senate seat in Pennsylvania, stated quite clearly that the Obama administration offered him a federal job if he would quit his primary challenge to (soon to be former) Senator Arlen Spector.
If true, that’s a federal crime.
California Congressman Darrell Issa (R) has been pursuing this, but hasn’t had much luck getting past the administration’s stonewalling and deflections. Now he’s put together a video compiling, on the one hand, Sestak’s assertions that the offer was made and, on the other, White House Press Secretary’s Robert Gibb’s repeated evasions:
Either one of them is lying, or the other is covering up the truth to protect his boss from scandal.
Which is it?
(via Gabriel Malor)
UPDATE: The sections of the federal code that may have been broken with the initial offer.
UPDATE II: This is getting circular. A link in the previous update leads here.