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Special counsel is now unlikely in Sestak's White House job investigation (crime location important)
Delco Times ^ | 5/26/10

Posted on 05/26/2010 4:18:04 AM PDT by Libloather

Special counsel is now unlikely in Sestak's White House job investigation
Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
By ALEX ROSE

Don’t expect the flap over an alleged job offer the White House made to U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-7, of Edgmont to let up any time soon.

Sestak, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter’s seat in the November mid-term election, told veteran reporter Larry Kane in February that the offer came last July — with the caveat that Sestak bow out of the Senate primary.

At the time of the alleged offer, Specter was a newly minted Democrat and was running for a sixth term with the full backing of President Barack Obama. After Sestak won the primary election, that support has now swung his way.

But Sestak’s disclosure of the alleged job offer caused an immediate stir from the other side of the aisle, which hasn’t abated.

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., fired off a series of letters in March and April to White House Counsel Gary Bauer seeking answers, and to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that a special counsel be appointed to investigate the claim.

Issa pointed to a federal statute that bars federal employees from using “official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate” to the U.S. Senate and other seats. Such a violation could carry a fine or imprisonment of up to a year, according to the statute.

A response letter from the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday indicated it is unlikely that counsel will be appointed.

“The Department of Justice … has a long history of handling investigations of high-level officials professionally and independently, without the need to appoint special counsel,” the letter reads.

(Excerpt) Read more at delcotimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bribe; felony; investigation; sestak
Judge Andrew Napolitano just mentioned how this deal goes down. If Sestak was in Pennsylvania during the bribe, that violates Pennsylvania law and the Attorney General can investigate. The same thing if the perp was in Virginia.

Issa up next on Fox News.

1 posted on 05/26/2010 4:18:05 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Also, this all depends on what happens in November. If the Republicans win a majority, they also win subpoena power!

Rumor in Washington is that the president is truly frightened over this likelihood (and he should be)!

2 posted on 05/26/2010 4:23:27 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Lawless...with all power, signs and lying wonders")
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To: Libloather

Do not put much faith in Napalitano... he has been wrong with his critique more than once... he is more of a celebrity hack that was once a NJ justice. Outside of the confusion of NJ law... he is below average. Not much there IMHO.

LLS


3 posted on 05/26/2010 4:25:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Libloather

Now lessee if the Washington Compost and Bob Woodward pick up on this. Any bets?


4 posted on 05/26/2010 4:26:49 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


5 posted on 05/26/2010 4:27:28 AM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: Libloather

obamagate


6 posted on 05/26/2010 4:28:02 AM PDT by ILS21R
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To: Libloather

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2010/05/sestak-special-counsel-gets-brushoff.html


7 posted on 05/26/2010 4:28:42 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“Rumor in Washington is that the president is truly frightened over this likelihood”

You just made my day.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 4:30:18 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Libloather

Napolitano is irking my last nerve these days.

Hard to distinguish between him and his namesake, incompetano.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 4:46:10 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


10 posted on 05/26/2010 4:49:23 AM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: tgusa

I hope that Sean Hannity continues to do a great job on NAVYGATE.He did a great job last night.


11 posted on 05/26/2010 4:49:37 AM PDT by ardara
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To: Libloather

The dynamic that fascinates me in this is how this relates to Sestak’s race against Toomey.


12 posted on 05/26/2010 4:53:26 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Libloather

I don’t think anything will come of this. Just like nothing came of any of the following.

- In violation of the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act, Obama illegally fires AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin for his investigation into the misuse of federal funds by Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson, who is a prominent Obama supporter.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Gerald-Walpin-speaks-the-inside-story-of-the-AmeriCorps-firing-48030697.html

- Head Bankruptcy Attorney Tom Lauria of White & Case alleges that Obama’s Car Czar, Steve Rattner, threatened Perella Weinberg into accepting the Chrysler restructuring plan proposed by the WH.

http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-lying-about-the-perella-weinberg-threat-story-2009-5

- Obama forces CEO Rick Wagoner to resign from General Motors, which is a private company

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7971202.stm


13 posted on 05/26/2010 6:49:34 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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