Arlen] Specter is a guest on a WSBA-radio show in York, Pennsylvania [March 12, 2010]. Since the show is in York, and not on national radio or television, Specter's answer goes virtually unnoticed. Asked about the topic, he says this, as noted above:
"There's a crime called misprision of a felony. Misprision of a felony is when you don't report a crime. So you're getting into pretty deep areas here in these considerations."
In a blink, Specter has raised the stakes here.
What we are now talking about is the potential for a significant unraveling of the Obama White House even as their biggest domestic agenda item, health care, sucks in most of the media oxygen.
If in fact Sestak is telling the truth, if in fact the Denver Post story about Andrew Romanoff is correct — and neither Sestak nor Romanoff reported these offers to federal authorities — Specter is saying both could in fact do jail time for committing a felony.