Obama and Sestak sitting in a tree... I thought this might heat up, and it certainly hasn't cooled down. Republican Darrell Issa is moving forward with calls for an investigation into alleged bribery by the Obama Administration.
Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight committee, told CBS News Wednesday that he will call for a special prosecutor to investigate the White House if it does not address Rep. Joe Sestak's claim that he was offered a federal job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.You see, it's a federal offense to attempt to bribe anyone with a promise of employment for some sort of political activity. I.e. bribing Sestak with a postition as the Secretary of the Navy in return for dropping out of the race against Arlen Specter. Just so we're all on the same page here:
"If the public doesn't receive a satisfactory answer, the next step would be to call for a special prosecutor, which is well within the statute," Issa (pictured) told Hotsheet.
The California Republican has been pushing for the White House to provide details of conversations between Sestak and administration officials in the wake of Sestak's comment during a radio interview last month that he was offered a high-ranking administration job in exchange for dropping his primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter.
18 U.S.C. § 600. Promise of employment or other benefit for political activityHowever, I would like to note that before any taxpayer money is spent to hire the special prosecutor, PeeBo is innocent because only eeeevil Republicans are the ones who violate the law from the White House. Democrats only mean well, but their benevolent intentions are misconstrued into something sinister by Republicans who only want to steal your Medicare.
Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
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