Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Judge ruled a LEGAL SEARCH at the Capital

Rep. William Jefferson's thoughts: Boo Hoo and Suzie's thoughts: Woo HOO!!

Via AP: Judge: FBI Raid on Lawmaker's Office Legal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday upheld the FBI's unprecedented raid of a congressional office, saying that barring searches of lawmakers' offices would turn Capitol Hill into "a taxpayer-subsidized sanctuary for crime."
Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan rejected requests from lawmakers and Rep. William Jefferson to return material seized by the FBI in a May 20-21 search of Jefferson's office. [read more]
Corrupt - Rep. William Jefferson (Democrat-La) plans to appeal.
One out of hundreds of privileges granted to U.S. lawmakers just may be taken away. I wonder how many are cleaning out their offices right away, perhaps this ruling may remind a few, maybe many, that they are not above the law. We have an awesome FBI and I support them......Go get "em" Atty General Gonzales.

More on this story at Fox News. Excerpt: The overnight search was part of a 17-month bribery investigation of Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat.
A member of Congress is bound by the same laws as ordinary citizens, said the judge, who had approved the FBI's request to conduct the overnight search of Jefferson's office.

You can read the Judge Hogan's ruling inside the article.

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