Obama On Sestak Job Offer: Nothing Improper, Official Response Coming Soon
At the tail in of today’s press conference, President Obama was asked about the ongoing controversy over the alleged job offer to Congressman Joe Sestak:
President Barack Obama said Thursday that “nothing improper happened” regarding allegations that the White House offered Rep. Joe Sestak a job to get out of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.
Speaking at a press conference in the East Room, Obama said his administration would release an official response to the claim very soon.
“There will be an official response shortly on the Sestak issue which I hope will answer your question,” he said. “When I say shortly, I mean shortly; not weeks or months.”
I take this to mean that there’s a statement of some kind coming, but it’s being cleared through the White House Counsel’s Office, which is advisable under the circumstances. As for when “soon” might be, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the story drop tomorrow, but I could be wrong about that.