Drumbeat grows louder: GOP senators call for Sestak special prosecutor

May 27, 2010 04:14

But who really believes Eric Holder who passed on the Black Panther voter intimidation case, calls Arizona immigration law unconstitutional without even reading it and mirandizes terrorists will do anything that might make this administration look bad.

By: Byron York at Washington Examiner

Today all seven Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging Holder to appoint a special investigator to probe Rep. Joe Sestak’s allegations against the White House.

Last February, Sestak said the Obama White House offered him a high-ranking government job if Sestak would refrain from challenging Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania primary.  Sestak declined and last week won the Democratic nomination.  Sestak has repeated his charge on several occasions but refuses to say who at the White House offered the job or what was said.  The White House says nothing improper happened but has offered no details.

“The allegations in this matter are very serious and, if true, suggest a possible violation of various federal criminal laws intended to safeguard our political process from the taint of bribes and political machine manipulation,” the GOP senators say in the letter to Holder. “The White House cannot possibly manage an internal investigation of potential criminal misconduct while simultaneously crafting a public narrative to rebut the claim that misconduct occurred.”

The senators point to a statement made this week by top White House adviser David Axelrod who, while denying that anything inappropriate took place, conceded that if Sestak’s claims were true, it would be “a serious breach of the law.”  Turning Axelrod’s words against the administration, the senators write, “We do not believe the Department of Justice can properly defer to White House lawyers to investigate a matter that could involve a ’serious breach of the law.’”


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