Friday, May 26, 2006

"Freezer" Bill Jefferson Update

You're not going to believe this.

Remember how I said that nobody can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory like the modern Republican Party?

Remember how I was praying that Bush wouldn't screw up and apologize for the FBI raid on the corrupt congressman's office?

Breitbart is reporting this from the AP:

President Bush stepped into the Justice Department's constitutional confrontation with Congress on Thursday and ordered that documents seized in an FBI raid on a congressman's office be sealed for 45 days.

The president directed that no one involved in the investigation have access to the documents under seal and that they remain in the custody of the solicitor general.

Is the President trying to cause his party to lose control of congress this November?

Is the Republican congressional leadership trying to lose control of congress this November?

Captain Ed says that Mr. Bush is giving Hastert and the others a cooling off period to step back from their hysterical rhetoric:

George Bush tossed a lifesaver to Denny Hastert and the rest of the imperial Congress today by temporarily sealing the evidence seized from the legislative offices of Rep. William Jefferson, the target of an FBI corruption investigation. Sealing the records gives both branches more time to work out their differences, Bush said, but made clear that prosecutors would eventually gain access to the material:

I'm sorry Ed, but the damage has been done.

Lets take a minute to review. The documents had been under subpoena for months and Jefferson had refused to cooperate. The FBI obtained a search warrant from a federal judge. The Judicial Branch is the branch of government that is empowered to settle disputes between the other branches, BTW.

The FBI did everything right. Jefferson and his congressional defenders do not have a leg to stand on and they are only disgracing themselves.

Mr. Bush, Mr. Hastert, the Democrat Party is busy shooting itself in the foot. GET THE FRAK OUT OF THEIR WAY AND LET THEM GET ON WITH IT!

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin