Judicial Watch filed a complaint in 2010 along with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain records regarding possible violations of The Hatch Act — a federal law passed in 1939 that prohibits federal employees working in the Executive Branch from engaging in partisan political activity. Government employees who work in the Executive Branch are not allowed to work for and promote the reelection of the president under whom they serve, nor any challenger to that sitting president.
The Act further prohibits these employees from working for political campaigns. But in 2009 Rahm Emanuel allegedly used his position as White House Chief of Staff to attempt to persuade Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak to drop his plans to challenge Arlen Specter for the U.S. Senate. The White House believed that since Specter had turned Democrat, a primary fight would great weaken the candidate who won. In order to avoid such a scenario Sestak was offered various positions in the Executive Branch. Rahm even went as far as to enlist the help of former President Bill Clinton to attempt to persuade Sestak to take one of the government positions. It turned out that Sestak rebuffed these offers. He later defeated Specter in the Democratic primary.
FK – Another one for the “Let’s take back our country and governments and hold the treason trials so we can figure out who to hang” file. Most of these criminals will never be brought to justice without such.