1) Bill DeWeese's political operative Kevin Sidella is a key witness against DeWeese.
The Tribune-Review wrote back in October that Sidella had been cooperating with prosecutors for nearly a year. A year before that article was written, Sidella had just left the state payroll and had begun collecting more than $6,000 a month from DeWeese's campaign committee. As of December 2008, according to campaign finance records, he still was collecting that monthly fee. Would Sidella's lawyer allow him to continue to collect payments from DeWeese for more than a year after he supposedly agreed to be a witness in a criminal case against him? How would that compromise his testimony? Let us count the ways.
2) "File 16" contains embarassing sexual information about House members.
DeWeese has told colleagues privately that the file his lawyer Bill Chadwick refuses to turn over to current leadership - known around the Capitol as "File 16" - contains evidence of sexual liasons among House members and their staff. If that were true, why would the Attorney General's office be interested in the file? Chadwick copied Deputy A.G. Frank Fina on his response denying the Caucus leadership access to the file. What is the A.G.'s interest in cheap office gossip? None. DeWeese's actions have made him a pariah in the caucus and threaten his standing as a member of leadership. Whatever is in that file is more damaging to DeWeese than this ridiculous tantrum. DeWeese is not known for sacrificing himself to protect someone else's dignity. Just ask Mike Manzo.
3) Someone other than DeWeese responded to emails thanking him for bonuses and kept them a secret from DeWeese.
This hardly needs explanation. Someone DeWeese trusted to answer his email would, for some reason, keep the emails a secret from DeWeese? A double agent perhaps?