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Kimberly Schwandt

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White House Press Corp vs. Gibbs on Sestak

March 19, 2010 - 4:45 PM | by: Kimberly Schwandt

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For weeks the White House Press Corp has been challenging White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about claims made by Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa. that Sestak was offered a federal job in exchange for not running in a Senate primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa.

Sestak says he turned the alleged job down, but has declined to reveal who in the White House made the  apparent offer.

If the allegations were proven true, it could be violation of the U.S. Criminal Code, Title 18.

Reporters first started pressing Gibbs on February 23 and had six exchanges with him by mid-March.

Tuesday they finally got somewhat of an answer.

“I’m told that whatever conversations have been had are not problematic. I think Congressman Sestak has discussed that this is — whatever happened is in the past, and he’s focused on his primary election,” Gibbs said.

Be sure to also read my colleague James Rosen’s piece  Anatomy of a Scandal: The Curious Case of Joe Sestak’s Job Offer.

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