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On Thursday, Congressman Joe Sestak took the centuries old position of all children in trouble: my brother did it.
And his brother? Richard Sestak, the candidate’s campaign guru, is now conspiring behind the scenes with the White House on what to say. According to Joe Sestak himself.
In a stunning admission Thursday, the same day President Obama answered Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett’s question on the issue at the President’s first press conference in almost a year, the Washington Post is reporting this morning that Sestak is now admitting:
“They (the White House) got hold of my brother on his cellphone, and he spoke to the White House… about what’s going to occur,” said Sestak, who said he expects the White House will release its information Friday. He declined to elaborate on his discussions with his brother.
Get that last line: Congressman Sestak “declined to elaborate on his discussions with his brother.”
In other words, in yet another startling revelation, Sestak is now confessing the White House is coordinating their story with his brother — collaborating on the same day the President was insisting to the nation:
“I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”
The Joe Sestak admission that brother and campaign strategist Richard Sestak is coordinating a future Sestak response with the White House — a response expected as soon as today — is certain to increase calls for a special prosecutor. It launches a whole news series of questions:
• What did Richard Sestak and Joe Sestak know, and when did they know it?
• Who from the White House called Richard Sestak yesterday or at any time this week?
• What specifically did Richard Sestak and the unnamed White House official discuss?
• Were there differences in the versions of this story between either of the Sestaks and the White House?
• Did Richard Sestak collaborate in any fashion with the shaping of either the White House statement or any future statement from his brother in response to whatever the White house will be saying?
• Has Richard Sestak had any other communications with anyone in the White House since his brother’s February 19th admission that he, Joe Sestak, was offered a job by the White House?
Perhaps even more startling in his fifteen minute conversation with reporters in the Capitol on Thursday, Congressman Sestak, according to the Post: