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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Now we know why Hastert complained

Earlier today I groused about fools on the Republican side of the aisle getting all upset about a warrant being executed for a search of a crooked (okay, allegedly crooked) Democrat congressman. Now, there appears to be a reason that Speaker Hastert was unhappy with the idea of a congressman's office being searched.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is seeking to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress, ABC News has learned from senior U.S. law enforcement officials. Federal officials say the information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government.
After reading that, I have to wonder why my congressman (Majority Leader Boehner) joined Hastert in complaining about the lawful search.

UPDATE:

As pointed out by PJ in the comments, the Justice Department is denying that Speaker Hastert is under investigation. Additionally, Speaker Hastert is demanding a full retraction from ABC news. Somebody has some explaining to do.

The fact that he is not under investigation does not change the fact that Hastert was legally mistaken and politically inept to assert that members of congress are above the law. Despite all their protests otherwise, that is the only message that is being sent when they complain that the office of a member of congress can not be searched even with a properly executed warrant. Democrats have openly stated their intentions of running a campaign based on fooling the ignorant voters into believing all government corruption lies at the feet of Republicans.

2 Comments:

Anonymous PJ said...

Its not true.

http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/05/doj_hastert_is.html

Dennis Hastert is one of the most ethical, finest individuals to ever serve this nation.

6:26 PM

 
Blogger LargeBill said...

PJ,

Thanks you for pointing that out. I appreciate your belief in Speaker Hasterts integrity. I haven't met the man and based on what I've seen from Congress over the past few decades added to his reaction to the serving of a warrant on a fellow congressman I may have been too quick to believe the news report.

7:27 PM

 

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