The cover-up continues. Yesterday Congressman Joe Sestak appeared on Meet the Press and continued to tap dance around the charge he made that he was offered a government job to drop out of the campaign.
Here’s the exchange between Sestak and NBC’s David Gregory:
MR. GREGORY: Yes or no, straightforward question. Were you, were you offered a job, and what was the job?
REP. SESTAK: I was offered a job, and I answered that.
MR. GREGORY: You said no, you wouldn’t take the job. Was it the secretary of the Navy?
REP. SESTAK: Right. And I also said, “Look, I’m getting into this…
MR. GREGORY: Was it the secretary of the Navy job?
REP. SESTAK: Anything that go — goes beyond that is others — for others to talk about.
Well its not exactly “for other to talk about congressman”. If Sestak was really offered a job to drop out of the race, a crime occurred . If he is not being forthcoming about Who offered him the job, what job he was offered, and the conditions surrounding the offer, Joe Sestak is covering up a crime. Both Sestak’s Democratic opponent in the primary, Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, have suggested that if Sestak’s claim is true, such a job offer could constitute bribery a federal crime.
If his claim is true, Joe Sestak a United States Congressman who is a candidate for the United States Senate is covering up a crime.
Presidential mouth-piece Robert Gibbs was interviewed on Face the Nation yesterday. He claimed that there was “nothing inappropriate” about the conversations the Pennsylvania lawmaker had with any administration staffers.
“I’m not a lawyer,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “But lawyers in the White House and others have looked into conversations that were had with Congressman Sestak. And nothing inappropriate happened.”
Lets translate what Gibbs said. There was nothing inappropriate about what the White House offered Sestak. The White House looked into it and cleared the White House.
This morning Obama Political Adviser David Axelrod appeared on MSNBC, and agreed with Gibbs that the White House has looked into the situation and the White House cleared the White House.
Tonight the Justice Department rejected Congressman Issa’s request for a special prosecutor in a letter obtained by Politico Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich said
….the DOJ could handle the allegations without creating a special counsel. But Weich gave no indication that the department was looking into the Sestak matter.
“We assure you that the Department of Justice takes very seriously allegations of criminal conduct by public officials. All such matters are reviewed carefully by career prosecutors and law enforcement agents, and appropriate action, if warranted, is taken….The Department of Justice, however, has a long history of handling investigations of high-level officials professionally and independently, without the need to appoint a special counsel.”
This issue is one rare case where the mainstream media is trying to get to the bottom of the story, but no one is asking Joe Sestak the real (and legitimate) “When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife?” question:
Congressman Sestak,if you are telling the truth about the charge and not being forthcoming, you are covering up a possible crime. If you are not telling the truth you are lying. Which is it Congressman, Pennsylvania voters need to know, are you lying, or are you covering up a crime?