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An unusual FBI raid of a Democratic congressman’s office over the weekend prompted complaints yesterday from leaders in both parties, who said the tactic was unduly aggressive and may have breached the constitutional separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government.
The Saturday raid of Jefferson’s quarters in the Rayburn House Office Building posed a new political dilemma for the leaders of both parties, who felt compelled to protest his treatment while condemning any wrongdoing by the lawmaker. The dilemma was complicated by new details contained in an 83-page affidavit unsealed on Sunday, including allegations that the FBI had videotaped Jefferson taking $100,000 in bribe money and then found $90,000 of that cash stuffed inside his apartment freezer.
If the average Joe breaks the law, there’s a decent chance the police will bust his door down, hold the residents at gun point, and someone might even get shot. Give me a break. And remember that Kennedy that got pulled over for drunk driving? Yeah, he was chauffeured home. If anything, those who are trusted to such office should be held to higher standards and should face more severe treatment when they break that trust.
To those congressmonkies protesting his treatment, I say on behalf of the American people: go fuck yourselves.