Wednesday, May 24, 2006

So Now It's "Separation of Powers"

It took a violation of one of their own to get Congress up-in-arms about this Administration's contempt for precedent and separation of power.
"Nothing I have learned in the last 48 hours leads me to believe that there was any necessity to change the precedent established over those 219 years," Hastert, an Illinois Republican, said in a statement Monday.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said congressional independence from the executive branch protects Americans from abuses of power.

"Justice Department investigations must be conducted in accordance with Constitutional protections and historical precedent," she said.

The FBI, for the first time ever, searched the offices of Congressman William Jefferson, who clearly accepted bribe money. They set up a "filter" team of prosecutors and FBI agents who weren't involved in the case against Jefferson to look through all the privileged documents before handing the relevant ones off to the official investigators.
[House Speaker Dennis] Hastert said those protections may not be enough.

"It is not at all clear to me that it would even be possible to create special procedures that would overcome the Constitutional problems that the execution of this warrant has created," he said.
The White House response: FU.
"Obviously we are taking note of Speaker Hastert's statements," said White House press secretary Tony Snow after the Illinois Republican spoke with Bush at the White House.

I hope the Administration will be as laidback when Congress raids the White House.

Now get off your sorry, violated asses and investigate this White House, 'cause there is no one left to speak for you but yourselves!

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