On Monday, CNN's John King questioned White House advisor David Axelrod on the allegations of Joe Sestak that someone in the White House offered him a job in the administration if he would drop out of the race for Pennsyvlania senator against Arlen Spector. Here is the interview.
"There is no evidence...."
A couple of points.
First of all, the allegation is serious. What is being alleged is a serious violation of federal law against our electoral system. I may be mistaken, but I believe the appropriate federal statutes are 18 USC 210-211. The questions that must be answered are-
1 Is Sestak telling the truth when he alleges that someone in the White House made such an offer?
2 If so, who made the offer?
3 Was this offer made with the concurrence of President Obama-who would make the appointment (rumored to be Secretary of the Navy)?
If we are to get to the bottom of it, then Sestak must be put under oath. Thus far, he refuses to identify the person making the offer and the job offered. That is not acceptable-especially for one running for US Senator. He has made a serious allegation and must now back it up-under oath.
It is also interesting that "Old Stonewall" himself, Eric Holder, the Attorney General, is refusing to call for a special prosecutor. He obviously wants it to die.
So now, either the DOJ, under Democratic hack Holder or the Congress, under the control of Democrats, must investigate and start putting people under oath. That begins with Sestak and then goes to whomever he is forced to name.
Will they do so?
Will the media keep the pressure on?
Your guess is as good as mine.