May 30 2006
Compare SenselessBrenner’s rants about the Imperial Congress:
Sensenbrenner also said he wanted to call Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller to testify about their justification for the unprecedented raid on the office of Rep. William Jefferson, the target of a bribery investigation.
Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, said at a hearing on the raid that his bill could avoid a repeat of last week’s standoff between congressional leaders and the Bush administration after the search of Jefferson’s Capitol Hill office.
“We want to make sure that when the next congressman is investigated for illegal activity that the procedure done by the Justice Department is right,” Sensenbrenner said.
With the DOJ story about a Congressman who tried to hide behind his Imperial Congressional Seat for 8 months avoiding subpoena’s from a Federal Court:
The Justice Department said if Jefferson’s position were upheld it “would fundamentally subvert the well-established proposition that the clause does not confer a general immunity on members of Congress from the usual criminal procedures.”
In a 33-page court filing, the government said it took into account “the sensitive issues at stake” and used special procedures to ensure that no material related to legislative acts gathered from the search inadvertently fell into the hands of the prosecution team investigating Jefferson’s alleged criminal activity.
“The government does not seek to obtain — and indeed has gone to great lengths to avoid obtaining — any information from Rep. Jefferson that is actually covered by the speech or debate clause,” the court paper said.
The FBI said it used a screened-off “filter team,” which affords Jefferson an opportunity to examine the seized materials and claim a privilege on the documents before any of the papers come into the possession of the prosecutors in the case. The filter team will return to Jefferson all original documents that either the team or the court determine are “privileged.”
Somebody needs to tell Senseless to sit down and shut up.Â If I have to live under the laws of this land so does he and is power hungry, money grubbing, sitting on their backsides waiting for the next poll to come out, jetsetting with the rich to make deals, hiding from all the serious issues, overpayed friends in Congress.
The Reps are a waste of time now.Â The only time they get backbone is when they vote pay raises in the dead of night and wail because the laws are offensive to their innate superiority.Â I suggest we forget about deporting immigrants making a living and we deport this Congress for being just plain dangerous to America.