Wednesday, May 31, 2006

CAPTIOL RAID HEARING -- "Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin said Tuesday's hearing marked only the beginning of an inquiry titled 'Reckless Justice: Did the Saturday Night Raid of Congress Trample the Constitution?'"

And Bruce Reed detects a political motive in Congress: "And now conservatives have chosen Congress over Justice, and the rights of lawmakers over law and order. In their haste to run away from Bush, House Republicans have run themselves into a dark and very expensive forest. Voters may not be constitutional experts, but when it comes to the separation of powers, they have a very simple theory: A fool and his powers are soon separated."

And DOJ responds with more allegations: "The Justice Department yesterday vigorously defended the recent weekend raid of Rep. William J. Jefferson's Capitol Hill office as part of a bribery investigation, asserting that the Democratic lawmaker attempted to hide documents from FBI agents while they were searching his New Orleans home last August."

We're in for a long, hot summer.