Lamar Smith: FBI Must Probe Sestak Matter

Monday, 31 May 2010 06:47 PM

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Rep. Lamar Smith, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, is preparing for a possible investigation of the Sestak affair if the Obama administration does not respond to calls for an inquiry.

"It's not really up to White House to decide whether they did anything wrong or not,” Smith told Fox News, revealing that he and 13 other Republican members sent a letter on Friday to FBI Director Robert Mueller on Friday requesting an investigation.

Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., revealed Friday that former President Bill Clinton had conveyed an offer of an administration post if Sestak did not run against Sen. Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senate nomination.

The Texas lawmaker said he doubts the ability of the Department of Justice to conduct an "objective investigation” because the department was "too politicized," The Hill reported Monday.

The congressman said a probe was warranted because of "so many suspicions that have been raised."

"If it was a presidential advisory board, which one?" Smith said of the offer and lack of elaboration on the details.

Read the entire story at The Hill.

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