Congress above the law? Not hardly.
A couple weeks ago various congressmen expressed outrage over an FBI led search of the offices of an allegedly crooked fellow congressman. They went on and on about separation of powers and abuse of executive power, blah, blah, blah. President Bush ordered the documents sealed pending judicial review. Well, today we have a ruling from a federal judge basically saying that congress-critters are provided offices to conduct business on behalf of their constituents. They are not provided offices to act as a safe haven for evidence.
A federal judge on Monday upheld the FBI's unprecedented raid of a congressional office, saying that barring searches of lawmakers' offices would turn Capitol Hill into "a taxpayer-subsidized sanctuary for crime."Let us all thank Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan for upholding the rule of law.