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Rep. Issa demands a special prosecutor on Joe Sestak story, again

It's been a busy 24 hours for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.). The ranking member of the House Oversight & Government Reform is going ahead with a promise he made months ago -- to demand that a special prosecutor investigate Rep. Joe Sestak's (D-Pa.) claim (made last year, never explained) that someone at the White House dangled a job in front of him to encourage him not to run against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.). The White House's "silence," writes Issa, "is virtually an admission that they do not quarrel with Rep. Sestak's account."

Below the fold you can read Issa's letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., which really demonstrates how little attention the story has gotten up to now. The fact that the only legal expert cited is Hans van Spakovsky, a Bush appointee now at the Heritage Foundation, is an indication of how much less grist Republicans have for scandals and queries than they had during the first years of Bill Clinton's presidency. It's also an indication of what investigations we might expect to see if Republicans win the House.

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4-21-10 Issa Letter to Holder - Sestak

By David Weigel  |  April 21, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  Congress  | Tags: Arlen Specter, Bill Clinton, Darrell Issa, Heritage Foundation, Joe Sestak, President, Republican, White House  
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