Making a Federal Case Out of It?

According to The American Spectator, “Specter Opens Door on White House Felonies”. (H/T: HillBuzz)

February 18, 2010 – Philadelphia TV anchor Larry Kane reports that on his just taped Comcast show, he had asked Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak, who is challenging incumbent Senator Arlen Specter whether it was true that the Obama administration had offered Sestak a job if he would withdraw from his primary challenge to Specter. Sestak answers “yes,” specifically saying the offer came from someone in the White House and that he, Sestak, turned down the offer. Sestak refuses to name who it was that made the offer. Two hours later, Kane calls the White House, plays them the tape, and asks for comment. The White House never calls him back.

To offer jobs for favors is in fact a federal crime, which was alleged to have occurred by both Rep. Sestak and Andrew Romanoff (to not run against Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado). Failure to report those crimes is also a felony; and as the Obama administration is currently stonewalling and refusing to answer inquiries on the matter, anybody in the White House who knows anything about these offers is also facing possible prison time. The Justice Department, under Eric Holder, has absolutely no intention of investigating this matter (read the article for a lot more details, along with parallels to the Watergate and Iron-Contra coverups), nor is their likely to be any real investigation in Congress as long as the Democrats overwhelmingly control both houses.

Still, Senator Specter (former Philadelphia district attorney and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee), who is facing a primary challenge from Joe Sestak, has been willing to discuss it:

“That’s a very, very serious charge. It’s a big black smear without the specifications. But I’m telling you it is a federal crime punishable by jail, and anybody who wants to say that ought to back it up. … There’s a crime called misprision of a felony. Misprision of a felony is when you don’t report a crime. So you’re getting into pretty deep areas here in these considerations.”

Again, although the Obama White House is being pressed for answers by the media (OK, just by FOX) and also by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), no investigations are likely given the current political environment. However, if the Republicans were to take control of the Congress in November… Who knows?

I’m re-running this motivational poster I made a while ago, because it’s both topical and funny.

Left-wing bribery: not nearly as effective as it used to be.

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