Thursday, May 27, 2010
May 26, 2010
The heat is building on Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., and the Obama White House to "come clean" over a conversation the congressman has described -- repeatedly and on the record -- as a job offer in exchange for dropping his primary campaign against White House favorite Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., which if true could be a crime.
And a spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA., who has been raising questions about Sestak's comment from the beginning, noted that just because Obama's Justice Department has refused to investigate, there still should be an accounting.
Officials revealed the Office of Congressional Ethics accepts allegations and details of misbehavior from the public in a section allowing for "public input" about members of Congress. It also provides an e-mail option for information that comes from the public.
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