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White House Dodges Questions on Sestak Scandal

Wednesday, 07 Apr 2010 08:59 PM

The Obama administration failed to meet a deadline on a growing controversy over whether Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., was offered a high-level administration job as part of a deal not to run against Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.

The White House counsel’s office failed to meet an already extended deadline to answer questions from the House GOP, which is pushing the probe, according to CNSNews.

Instead, the White House is declining to say whether it will even cooperate. On Wednesday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs referred back to a Mar. 16 statement in which he said “whatever” White House conversations occurred with Sestak, they were “not problematic.”

That makes it likely that Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking GOP member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will make a formal request to Attorney General Eric Holder for a formal investigation. That would involve the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Read the rest of the story at CNSNews.com.

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The Obama administration failed to meet a deadline on a growing controversy over whether Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., was offered a high-level administration job as part of a deal not to run against Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary. The White...
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