The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee wants the Justice department to name a special prosecutor to investigate whether the White House broke the law by allegedly offering Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) an administration job for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging a “formal investigation into whether a crime was committed” to extract Sestak from his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).

Sestak said the White House offered him an administration post, but he has largely declined to speak further about it.

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Issa has sent two letters to the White House asking about the alleged job offer, which he believes might be a crime. The Obama administration has yet to respond to either letter.

At issue, is whether the White House broke federal law that prohibits exerting the promise of influence for obtaining a federal job, interfering in elections of promising employment for political activity.

Read More: By JAKE SHERMAN, Politico

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