Alberto Gonzales gives himself room to move:
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.There are a lot of powerful people who are very scared by this Justice Department move. Dennis Hasert (GOP), who is making the most noise, is himself under FBI investigation. Nancy Pelosi (Dem), who recently said Dems would not impeach Bush, is also strangely shrill.
The president directed that no one involved in the investigation have access to the documents taken last weekend from the office of Rep. William Jefferson, D-Louisiana, and that they remain in the custody of the solicitor general.
Funny how easily everybody "moved on" from Bush's illegal wire-tapping, but now they are screaming blue murder about the legality of this DOJ move:
"Our government has not faced such a dilemma in more than two centuries," the president said.Sure, George, whatever.
Book the lot of 'em, Danno.