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Do you think the White House should be investigated?

Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight committee, told CBS News Wednesday that he will call for a special prosecutor to investigate the White House if it does not address Rep. Joe Sestak's claim that he was offered a federal job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.

On March 10th, Issa sent a letter to White House lawyer Robert Bauer asking for details about communications between Sestak and the White House. In the letter, he pointed to statutes he said could have been violated if Sestak was offered a quid pro quo arrangement in which he would be given an administration job in exchange for leaving the race.

Issa said the move may have violated anti-bribery provisions of the federal criminal code as well as prohibitions on government officials interfering in elections and using federal jobs for a political purpose.

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Asked by dandydiane at 7:27 AM on Mar. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • dandydiane

    Answer by dandydiane at 7:28 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Yes I do.

    Answer by Carpy at 7:45 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Yes.


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    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 7:54 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Anytime there is a possibility of a crime, it should be investigated. No one is immune to the law. This just sounds like politics as usual to me though. Any investigation into the White House should be handled with discretion until there is enough solid evidence of wrong doing and of who exactly is involved. If they appoint someone like Patrick Fitzgerald (the prosecutor in the Valarie Plame case), you could count on dissemination of information as information is available and not based off of speculation. If they appoint someone like Ken Starr, then you can count on it playing out more like an Access Hollywood saga.

    Answer by beckcorc at 8:12 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Yes, I have been thinking that since day 1. There has not been a minute where this administration has not done something unethical or illegal. It may not happen now but sooner or later it will. One day in our History books will finally teach the truth and this administration will be known as the most unethical administration ever.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:17 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • itsmesteph, what unethical behaviors are you referring to? I mean "from day 1" is a big statement. How is this the most unethical administration ever?

    Answer by beckcorc at 8:29 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Right; cause all the previous administrations were oh so innocent.
    They never lied to the American public; they never broke the uhhhh

    Black Friday (gold market)
    The Credit Mobilier scandal
    The Whiskey Ring
    *(Ulysses S. Grant's presidency is often considered to be one of the most corrupt in history; actually)
    The Teapot Dome scandal
    War based on the lie of WMD's; spying on our own citizens (technically totally unconstitutional)

    But yes you must be right; the current administration must be the most unethical EVER - drama queen

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • YES!

    Answer by Sweet_Faith at 9:13 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Yes, it should be investigated.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:14 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Yes

    Answer by MaryJane849 at 9:16 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

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