May 25, 2006

SEALED V. SEALED - May 17th Grand Jury...

1-06-cr-128: SEALED v. SEALED; Case is not available to the public.



Blogger S-Q said...

Fitz!! :) :)

8:43 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Coming soon? Tomorrow? :)

8:49 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Ahhh yes

One administration official of unknown variety is about to have his indictments released..

And the case continues.

And soon enough the election fraud case will hit critical....

9:11 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Sigh.... don't tease.

9:13 PM  
Blogger basheert said...


OK - Fitz!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

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9:17 PM  
Anonymous who dunit said...

whats going on out there and who done it?

9:19 PM  
Blogger jan said...

"And I swear and promise not to mention the word jew/conspiracy/box-filth et. all for the rest of the week."

Wow! Sir. Look what you've done!


9:19 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

LOL! Roger!!

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever they all go silent you know....

whatever it has to do with is one big secret....

9:23 PM  
Blogger jan said...

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9:23 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I bet it's Rove's seal v Cheney's seal. One is being opened as the sacrifice of the other.

9:42 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

It isn't open to the public and that is why I can't find it in the court records.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Wow another day I am surprised and shocked Biloxi!!!

Hastert claims Bush retaliated against him

"Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is claiming Bush retaliated against him using search warrants, threatens to sue ABC News for story"

Talk about a paranoid man!!

The only Justice Department I'm aware of is not Bush's "Justice Department" (which is mostly NSA at that!)....

In fact the only one I'm aware of is the Fitz Justice department and its army of corruption cases...

Maybe someone needs to mention that to Denny? Is he getting paranoid there? ;o

Looks like the law is being taken back into the people's hands, as an independent I tire of all of them. Get them all out of there and arrest the ones with the worse graft, just like Biloxi said especially GOP/DLC!!!

Something tells me these guys can't take their own medicine, since they have screwed the public so long and played with so much corruption.

Everyones scared of eachother

9:59 PM  
Blogger jan said...

"It [the speech and debate clause in the Constitution] ought to be construed narrowly," said Barney Frank. "It should not in any way be interpreted as meaning that we, as members of Congress, have legal protections superior to those of the average citizen. So, I think it was a grave error to have

criticized the FBI. I think, what they did, they ought to be able to do in any case where they can get a warrant from a judge."

10:04 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I think it is Rove & Cheney! :)

10:05 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

It was filed 01/06...CR-128 but it's have to wait.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


Hastert is paranoid as a jay bird.. If ABC is sticking by their story, then it is true... I guess ABC is not backing to the Gerbil's dictatorship.. You know that the whole GOP is in trouble when you have Hastert fighting with the Gerbil.. The GOP is falling apart like a cheap suit!!! I hope that the Democrats are paying attention to this cat fight with the GOP!

10:08 PM  
Blogger jan said...

In my nutty brain I muse that Jefferson was part of a set-up of Hastert and others-make a great crime novel plot.

10:09 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Where are the mean people? This is wierd....

10:10 PM  
Blogger jan said...


10:11 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Well, Jan, I think it has been a bad day and a bad week for the trolls! Rove, Cheney, Hastert, and Enron...about too much for them to swallow!

10:14 PM  
Blogger jan said...

hmmmm. Feel like they are sitting there watching. Sure is a big change from last night. I guess if this works out we'll have a big online drink-out! :)

10:17 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Speaking of which, Biloxi, Dead Eye Dick has some 'splainin to do!

" Is Patrick Fitzgerald trying to build a case against Vice President Cheney?

JONATHAN TURLEY, GW law center: "Sometimes, prosecutors will not indict someone in the hopes that a former colleague will flip, like Scooter. But I gotta tell you, they can't wait until the cows come home, Scooter Libby is not going to flip on Dick Cheney.""

Scooter Libby is not going to flip on Dick Cheney

So they wish eh now that little soldier is up the creek and Rover is turning inside out......The little ones always end up flipping, prayer time for Dead Eye! ;D

10:18 PM  
Blogger jan said...

What if his health doesn't hold up. Would the truth be sealed and put away?

10:22 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...


Cheney will try to do everything to classify all under a "national security clause"

But you will see that will fail. His time to go is not here yet, he has many long years ahead to atone for his crimes.

10:24 PM  
Blogger The Subway Serenade said...

Cornered rats with Nukular weapons. Not Good. We must be cautious.

Goper's Lament (Hard To Be A Republican

10:24 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I'll hold you to that.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous big dick cheney said...

Don't even go there gurly gurl.

10:28 PM  
Blogger jan said...


10:30 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Dead Eye can't even hunt let alone arm weapons....

His little dream of destroying Iran with the support of Israel/UK ad infitum has went poof.

(But by all means....don't anyone mention the nuke triggers....its obvious what any of them think they can do)

10:34 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I want the "frog march". I just worry so much about how people will be able to wrap their minds around it all. I worry mostly about the solders and familys-how will they be able to get past it. We will have so many men come back mad and "mad".

10:38 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Men and women. Family's of the dead and injured....

10:40 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Man the evil done by man... evil.

10:40 PM  
Blogger jan said...

(taking happy pill now) kidding :)

10:42 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Scooter Libby is not going to flip on Dick Cheney" Half pint Libby and Daddy Warbucks Cheney will flip their own parents in order not to go to prison. And they would steal the gold tooth out of someone's mouth for a buck!!! The media think that they have the answers to what is going to happen but and Leopold are always one step ahead of the media.

From Crooks and liars:

"However, it looks like Rove threw Novak under the bus to Fitzgerald:"

"Rove also told the grand jury, according to sources, that in the September 29 conversation, Novak referred to a 1992 incident in which Rove had been fired from the Texas arm of President George H.W. Bush's re-election effort; Rove lost his job because the Bush campaign believed that he had been the source for a Novak column that criticized the campaign's internal workings.
Rove told the grand jury that during the September 29 call, Novak said he would make sure that nothing similar would happen to Rove in the CIA-Plame leak probe. Rove has testified that he recalled Novak saying something like, "I'm not going to let that happen to you again," according to those familiar with the testimony. Rove told the grand jury that the inference he took away from the conversation was that Novak would say that Rove was not a source of information for the column about Plame. Rove further testified that he believed he might not have been the source because when Novak mentioned to Rove that Plame worked for the CIA, Rove simply responded that he had heard the same information."

And Porkrind and the smurf will throw Daddy Warbucks under the bus to Fitz.

The GOP Bobbleheads are in trouble come November!!

10:43 PM  
Blogger jan said...

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10:48 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I feel sick after watching the Bush/Blair press conference. I can't hardly stand to watch or listen to them any longer! It makes me want to hurl!!

11:06 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Looks like Snow will be history in June:

John Snow to leave mid-June: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary

John Snow is expected to resign by mid-June, according to CNBC.

"What we are now hearing from Republican sources in Washington is the likeliest scenario is that John Snow will leave sometime in the middle of the month of June," said John Harwood, national political editor of the Wall Street Journal, in a CNBC interview.
Snow is expected to leave either before or after the G8 finance ministers' meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. The report is expected in Friday's edition of the Wall Street Journal."

Gone, gone, gone...

11:07 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

You know, Biloxi, I don't even care about that anymore.

I just want to see them all out of there and some true independents to seize congress.

They seize states, well that isn't enough. They need to now seize congress..

The way I figure it, if you put enough of these graft soaked suckers from both parties under investigation...and under the spotlight..

We can actually install a real WE THE PEOPLE congress for once, and get back to having leaders like Al Gore

There's nothing that makes them squirm faster and give up than prison time or the dog house!

Look at how many stones the Lay/Skilling couple overturned completely when they were faced with the doghouse. They threw everyone and their mother under the bus, oh man!

And plus, the voting is still going to be rigged again to put bad people into office.....unless the fraud is completely dismantled. And that means more investigations anyway

That's why you know, ever think about it and what solutions could come? :o

11:08 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB, Bush denied that Snow was leaving. Did you see that tonight?

11:12 PM  
Blogger jan said...


Was that on the tube or do you have a link?

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Inquirer said...

Will we ever know where the Bulldog, Jeff Gannon fits in this nasty, corrupted regime?

Memories of Jeffy.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Looks like we're gonna see an evil doer hiri-kiri fest...

Prosecute on with my blessings please.. ;)

11:24 PM  
Blogger fran said...

sealed vs sealed could well mean two individuals indicted (Rove And Novak perhaps?) instead of just Rove.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


I forgot to include the Independent too.. In fact, both Dems and Repugs are giving me a headache.. There should be a party called "freedom party" when people have the freed to choose a candidate that fits the jobs rather than labeling that candiadte a particular party. We have been so much program with a particular party that we lost what is really voting is really about. It is the freedom and right to vote the right candiadte that will serve the people... You are right.. It doesn't matter who gets in. The only thing that matters is who is the right candidate for the job! Good point!


You have to read between lines with the Gerbil. On PBS, they said that the Gerbil is in process of getting a replacement for Snow... The Gerbil can say to the media one thing but Snow is gone... Just watch next month when he bails out.. Remember, McFelon said that he wasn't going to leave his job even though it was rumored. And know what happened. Then, Brokeback Porter Goss didn't know that the Gerbil and company were giving him the golden boot. He didn't see that coming..

11:28 PM  
Blogger fran said...

The current lawmakers remind me of unruly four year olds running amuck with no dicipline for their actions

11:31 PM  
Blogger jan said...

The Federalist's :)

11:32 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Final note,

I started to read more abput the Gerbil's new chief domestic adviser. What a piece of work!

President Bush named his new chief domestic policy advisor yesterday. He is Karl Zinsmeister. Bush described him as an "innovative thinker" that would bring "energy and a fresh perspective."

Bush Names Washington Critic to Key Post
By JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun
May 25, 2006

"In a 2004 interview with the Syracuse New Times, the future White House aide declared, "People in Washington are morally repugnant, cheating, shifty human beings. The mom who charters a bus for her kids to go to a rave is as bad as the lady with the crackpipe. We have sickness at the top and bottom of our society and we have a big middle, sensible with common sense and decency and morality."
Just as with Mr. Snow, some of Mr. Zinsmeister's writings could cause embarrassment to the White House. He has engaged in some mild criticism of Mr. Bush's budget policies. In a recent issue of the American Enterprise, Mr. Zinsmeister wrote, "Though he talks a good line about battling government bloat, our current president has shown an eerie lackawanna when it comes to actually keeping a lid on the federal Pandora's box."

Ponder on that!!! Good night.. Signing off!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...


That's right. And above all prosecute Diebold and get rid of this ridiculous joke or sty on the eye of democracy

After all how can democracy exist at all when the people have no real clue their vote count?

Its all I can ask for above all, besides their resignation, put the neocons behind all vote fraud behind bars.

I would visit Dr. Cole and the creators of choicepoint in a federal prison, just to thank them for giving up

11:32 PM  
Blogger fran said...

If they took away that damn electorial college maybe we'd stand a chance of getting someone desent

11:33 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

What a day for lady justice and the American people. There is so much going on I can't keep up. I think I'll sit back and watch this show. The twist and turns are way out there. I wonder where Night Owl is I miss his/her comments. Grandmanuk is keeping up with all this. SPB please just give me the bottom line all this is to much. But I did get to see Sean and his team on TV at their press conference. All I heard today is every news show, web site is talking about yes Patrick J. Fitzgerald. He they didn't know him before they know him now.

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Luckydude said...

Pardon the ignorance here but....what the hell is Sealed VS Sealed?! I know it's good news cuz anything from Fitz and his team literally is gold. But I'm just a curious little cat wondering through the back alleys of cover-up's and corruption, digging for a story.

Somebody fill me in?

12:04 AM  
Blogger jan said...

oooo, I'm so slow. This is verifying Jason's story!!!! Seal v seal MAY 17TH!!!!

12:16 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Go Jason! Buy that man a drink!

12:17 AM  
Blogger jan said...

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12:18 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Better yet, I'll buy his book (was going to anyway) :)

12:20 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Now I shall go sleep very well-with a smile on my face :D

12:21 AM  
Blogger jan said...

You luckydude you :D

12:25 AM  
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12:31 AM  
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12:35 AM  
Anonymous ewastud said...

Wayne Madsen also alluded to several of these sealed cases in his blog about a week ago when he was staking out the Prettyman courthouse and reporting what he believed to be the AG dropping by for a courtesy presentation before the GJ.

1:59 AM  
Blogger jan said...


2:07 AM  
Blogger jan said...

llooks like the way one should get thier news has changed. Jason Leopold scooped the story after all. :D

2:10 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Where is Roger? His speech is limited for a whole week now.

2:13 AM  
Anonymous ewastud said...

We the American People need to wage a WAR ON CORRUPTION against the rot in Washington and our respective local and state governments. Nothing threatens our nation's security more than this massive, stinking corruption. Time for all of us to rise up in rebellion. As the character V said in the movie V for Vendetta, the people should not fear their government; the government should fear their people!

2:43 AM  
Blogger jan said...


2:52 AM  
Blogger Pissedoffcabbie said...

Sealed vs. sealed is about the Justice Dept. trying to stop Fitzgerald, and him fighting back.

3:25 AM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Oh wondrous I missed it, someone put out a HINT!!!!!

Why do I always miss the best parts?

I hope someone fills me in later or it rhymes with snarl....I can only imagine what it is...

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 26, 2006; Page A06

ABC News says federal investigators have put House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) "in the mix" of their corruption probe centering on convicted former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty says the ABC report involving Hastert -- even the "in the mix" language -- is "untrue."

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger Rancourt said...
Look, I understand that. The whole thing got out of hand with Leopold's article, because it was first showcased on the blog, etc, and Leopold was wrong about the timing.

But this site is meant as a parody, they make fun of everyone here. All the GOP/Dems both because most of these guys have no political affiliation.

Hell, even I don't have one.

The point is, they have really nothing to answer on, they did this in secret to have some fun. They did not want the whole world here, you can ask Jackie...

They just wanted their followers to have a place to go, see whats happening with the case, give feedback and relax. And they'll never have to worry about anything else.
6:20 PM

5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Questioin of the day --- Another non Black Friday for Neocons??? No Target letters, no indictments, no press conferences??? Oh well next week has a Wednesday and a Friday and come to think of it every week has a Wednesday and a Friday. What say you Faux Fitz? Do you make the sheep wait another week of faux news of faux press conferences?

6:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it from Al Rogers, this is another BS story from the faux Fitz. The only thing sealed is the Faux Fitz's bologna sandwich in one of those plastic bags.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Legal Bar said...
Yeah ah huh, someone's really slow still I take it. *Yawn*

The article regarding Ireland, was taken off of this website entirely.

It was done because really, Fitzgerald's office is tired of getting calls about this blog.

This blog was meant as nothing more than a secret place to simply relax, pass the time, and onward.

Instead some various people, including Clarice, who I will not say are neocons since no one knows either way-decided to turn this into a spitball war.

As we already were well aware, neocons have attacked this place since its inception. But this was different.

This person seemed to have real difficulty getting the message, and even a bizarre type of vendetta. (Anger management medication perhaps?)

So she and her friend drove everyone up the wall, making it a better time than any to remove anything of Fitzgerald's cousin or anyone's personal life.

Technically all of that is pretty off subject and private information, and with the kind of prying eyes here...nobody really wanted to see it go all over the globe.

Thanks to the trouble these past few days, anything of personal nature has been removed and various other rules have been established.
8:48 PM

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Legal Bar said...
No, nobody needs to bother with that.

I apologize profusely Jackie, Biloxi, all.

In fact to dr. anonymous, you can just consider yourself charged with harrassment.

They aren't going to waste their time on anything else and are most likely going to block the number.

Please, nobody pay attention or feed the angry trolls. We all deal with enough these days.

Don't even refer it to anyone just log their numbers, forget it.

We need to make sure that the legal process is wrapped up here properly, as right now Fitzgerald has a small staff and is away for most of today on vital paperwork.
8:31 PM

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Rogers was spotted in Chicago and DC with documents in Zip Lock bags. He was telling everyone they were sealed documents but could not disclose what the suspicious looking papers had to say. Al will be holding a news conference on Thursday, he is just not saying which Thursday.

6:36 AM  
Blogger The Subway Serenade said...

Gonzales v. Fitzgerald

Gonzales is a lightweight. Fitz would wax the bench with him in short order. This one could be the straw that forces the hand of the Unitary Executive. He thinks that in time of a made up war he has unlimitable authority to so as he pleases.

Bush has no problem taking the country down with him. He feels it's his God given destiny.

BushCo exhibits the classic symptoms of an abusive spouse, except there is no one above him to stop him and victim has nowhere to hide or take shelter.

Just as Sy Hirsch said that we already have troops on the ground in Iran, we are already under martial law. It's just that no one has challenged it enough to make it obvious.

There will be no election this year to speak of. Is a Velvet Revolution possible in a nukular kleptocracy?

Goper's Lament (Hard To Be A Republican

8:03 AM  
Blogger jan said...

I felt abandoned last night :(

8:07 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Abandoned at 3:52am! Maybe they just fell asleep?

8:15 AM  
Blogger jan said...

I know. :)

8:17 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Look under "hot links" for a PDF download of the actual letter.

Speaker Hastert's Letter to Secretary of the Interior Norton, which is the Letter putting Hastert "In the Mix" of the FBI Congressional Bribery Probe

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are some bad times in the good ole' U, S of A.

From UPI:

U.S. residents don't trust leaders

UTICA, N.Y., May 25 (UPI) -- A Zogby Interactive poll finds that U.S. voters are more distrustful than ever of political and corporate leaders.

Only 3 percent believe Congress is trustworthy; 7 percent think business leaders are; 24 percent say President George W. Bush can be trusted; and 29 percent trust the courts.

The poll was commissioned by Jim Lichtman, an ethics specialist whose latest book is "What Do You Stand For?"

Three out of four respondents said they trust politicians less than they did five years ago.

Seventy-five percent of those polled said their friends, neighbors and co-workers are trustworthy, and an overwhelming majority -- 97 percent -- described themselves as trustworthy.

8:33 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Wow, that pretty interesting... Ross sure has been doing his job hasn't he. Wonder how this will play out?

8:34 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

The letter that was immediately sent after the Abramoff fundraising party for Hastert. The one he claims is mere co-incidence in timing. Note DeLays signature too. Who knows how it will play, not me.anyway. But ABC is standing to it still.

Anon...that's why my kids won't faith...sad.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's getting interesting, to say the least. Now as the house of cards is starting to fall apart, we will watch the bad guys turning on each other.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Noooooo, Fitz - so tired of sealed, sealed,sealed.

Come whisper it in my ear, I'll not tell a soul ;-)

9:02 AM  
Anonymous bronzedome said...

Media advisory today?
Is this the GOP "Tar Baby" Friday?
Looking forward to the new reality show, "Corrupted America On Trial"...

9:13 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Why All the Fuss?
By Christy Hardin Smith


It’s amusing, frankly, that the Republicans have suddenly awoken to the dangers of a Chief Executive who has decided that he is a law unto himself. Suddenly, all that rubber stamping for the Imperial Presidency has lost some luster — at least for the Republican leadership if not the whole of the the GOP rank and file. From Dana Milbank at the WaPo:

The radicalization of Denny Hastert has been a marvel to behold after years in which Bush has urged him to stay on the job because of his fierce loyalty to the White House. First, Hastert groused about the Dubai port deal. Then, he criticized the administration’s ouster of CIA chief Porter Goss. Now, his fury about the office search has come like a nor’easter merging with the tropical depression congressional Republicans already find themselves in — and it’s getting stormy on the Hill.

House Republicans huddled over Twinkies, chips and soft drinks for nearly two hours last evening about the constitutional impasse, even after Bush tried to defuse the conflict by sealing the seized files for 45 days. The House Judiciary Committee chairman, James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), announced that he would hold a hearing titled "Reckless Justice: Did the Saturday Night Raid of Congress Trample the Constitution?"

"Every two years, I stand in the well of the House and raise my right hand and swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States," a high-minded John Boehner (R-Ohio), the House majority leader, told reporters.

"We need to protect the division of powers in the Constitution of the United States," the speaker himself said — over and over again.

Suddenly, all the issues that seemed so pressing a few days earlier — war spending, immigration, gas prices — were on the back burner. Emerging from the meeting of House Republicans, GOP spokesman Sean Spicer said members were willing to come out and talk about oil drilling; not a single journalist accepted the offer.

The newfound passion for congressional prerogatives has amused Democrats, who have complained for years about what they say is the administration’s contempt for congressional authority. The White House has stiffed requests from Congress on such key issues as probes of Hurricane Katrina to the eavesdropping programs at the National Security Agency.

Whether it is fear of their own offices being searched next — or this was a wake-up call as to the repurcussions of allowing the boy king to always get his way on our constitutional system of government, I have no idea. But in standing up to the President and the Executive Branch on this, they are correct.

That’s right — don’t choke on your coffee. I said that they were correct — even though they are standing up for the rights of a Congressman who allegedly accepted a bribe (caught on tape) and then stuffed the bulk of the cash in his freezer. And you know why this is? Because the law applies to everyone. Period.

Oh, and a note to Bushie: pissing off Sensenbrenner by going back on your word and making him look like a patsy on the immigration issue? Not the smartest thing you’ve ever done. He’s got a big ego, and a very big power chair in the House — and you can ask Bill Clinton about this one — he’s more than eager to use his seat to make your life as miserable as he possibly can.

The separation of powers question comes in because the FBI entered Jefferson’s office — in a Congressional office building — at a time when Congress was in session to conduct the investigation.
This triggers a confrontation under the "speech and debate" clause in the Constitution. The question on the validity of the warrant will be, I think, whether or not there was some triggering piece of information that Rep. Jefferson was attempting to use his office as a means to hide illicit information and/or to shield himself and whether that was the basis for obtaining the warrant. If Rep. Jefferson was using his constitutional protections as a means to avoid prosecution, then the warrant may stand up — because you never, ever want to reward someone for using a loophole to subvert the investigative process — Congressman or not.

Absent some extraordinary showing of that sort, an executive branch investigative agency would not have the authority to do this sort of search on Legislative branch property. It has never, in the history of the Congress, been done before. It’s really unprecedented — that’s why I’m wondering if there was an extraordinary show of cause in the warrant as to why this needed to be done, because I can’t think of any other valid reason for a federal judge to grant them access under the "speech and debate" protections that usually are in place.

And I do wonder why it took the FBI months and months after allegedly finding all this cold, hard cash in Rep. Jefferson’s freezer before they decided to search his office — at a time when GOP corruption stories were all over the news.

I mean, honestly, the timing is a little weird and I wonder what they needed from the Congressional office that they didn’t already have with their videotape of Jefferson allegedly accepting a bribe, the videotape of him allegedly removing said money from the back of the briber’s car and taking it to his own and then the alleged finding of the cash in his freezer. Why raid his Congressional office when you have a case that seems pretty darn solid? There are investigative reasons to do so — but it was a truly unprecedented move, and one that ought to have required very extraordinary circumstances before it was executed.

I suppose my confusion arises from the fact that Duke Cunningham, former representative from California who has now plead guilty to bribery charges, wrote out a "bribe menu" on his Congressional office stationary…and they didn’t search his office. And Tom DeLay has been running a virtual KStreet ATM machine for the GOP out of his office…and it hasn’t been raided. Or the fact that Bob Ney’s office has remained intact. Or…well, you get the picture.

And because this is the Bush Administration, you can color me slightly suspicious about the timing and the motivation on this — even as I sit here thinking that Rep. Jefferson ought to consider resigning. Now.

Either way, though, the Speaker and the Minority leader, as well as the Senate leadership are absolutely correct in standing firm on their "speech and debate" rights to no searches. This was put into place to prevent the sorts of abuses of the King going into the houses and/or offices of his political enemies to gin up a case against them (sound like any Administration we know?) — and they are absolutely correct to fight any weakening of this protection tooth and nail.

I’d do the same thing.

This area of Con Law wasn’t my specialty — so anyone who has worked on the Hill with Judiciary or otherwise who has done work on this area please feel free to chime in — but I think I’m remembering my American history correctly on just why this was specifically set up as a protection for Legislators.

And given the erosion of the Constitution under the Bush Presidency, I have to say that it’s about damn time they took a firm stand on something — anything — without making their jobs wholly obsolete.

9:16 AM  
Blogger jan said...

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9:19 AM  
Blogger jan said...

She makes a good point. I wonder... Is the 45 day seal a bribe? What else is coming up within that 45 days....?

9:26 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Great article, TY.

1984 just came a little late, that's all......

Senate Confirms Gen. Hayden as CIA Director
A 78-15 Senate vote gives a broad bipartisan endorsement to the architect of National Security Agency's domestic spying program.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do we get to raid the WH?

9:28 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

It could partially be a 45 days of letting the news and public opinion cool down? Aside from the rabid the reaction from both sides of Congress for having their "constitutional rights" trod on.

Where was/is this kind of effort as our private citizens rights go out the door constantly?

9:37 AM  
Blogger jan said...

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9:42 AM  
Blogger jan said...

So, you think Bush stood up and did something because it was the right thing to do? Funny, everything he's done up to now was about retaining power.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

Not power: OIL.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Who here can name the top oil producing countries around the world? Pls remember to raise your hands.....

9:49 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

45 day seal is to cya WH...some documents will be conveniently pilfered

what I find most interesting is GOP heavies turning on each other...I think this will only increase in the next two months. June is going to be a great month for spectators of this sport.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Happy Friday!

Well, I can tell that a lot of the bloggers were up wee hours in the morning making comments.. I shoud write a novel on some these comments and posting and interesting blog names... I am getting to the news shortly....

9:58 AM  
Blogger teak said...

What is this on Rawstory about shots fired in this congressional garage? It is a developing story. Anyone heard?

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Shots heard in the Capitol.
Much ado about nothing. There is a firing range nearby, or it could have been a car backfiring.
They always make such a big deal about nothing.

10:11 AM  
Blogger teak said...

Maybe, you are right... we know how some like to deny, divert, and distract from the issues. Time to talk 'turkey'.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Hey Jackie!

Thanks for missing me!

I was out in the big, bad city avoiding hookers and limos, trying to stop the 'next war' with Iran, trying to stop Cold War 'II' with the Russians, trying to get the war on terrorism back on the right track, and trying to stop that big bang scheduled in the Nevada desert. I do not know if anything got accomplished, but at least now I can sleep at night knowing that I TRIED. I've tried to tell people things before but this time I was more assertive. Warning to politicians--getting yourself into the buffet line means I've got you cornered!!!

Yes, my house and yard are clean for the parents. They do not know where I was this week either.

Yes, the Democrats are watching what is going on with Hastert, especially, of course, his opponent. I do have to play nice. I have buddies from both parties locally.

Hastert is worried about his own self in regards to Jefferson. His name is all over the Abramoff stuff and he probably does not want *his* office raided. ;-)

Hey, SPB--Can I steal your "Freedom Party" name? With my friends' encouragement this week, I will run against the local alderman. That guy is a human rain delay in meetings for no good reason and he always runs unapposed. I think it is my turn. I do not like choosing one party or the other, in fact, I *hate* the primaries here because one has to tell them which ballot.

10:22 AM  
Blogger jan said...

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10:39 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Night Owl!

I haven't seen you around lately.. Glad that you are back.. You can see that Tony Snow's clone has hijacked the blog... Yeah, you can steal the "Freedom Party" name.. Yes, I do agree with you about the primaries where you have to tell them what party you are.. MAybe all of us taxpayer should suggested to the registrar of voters office that the format should be changed where you choose a candiadte and not catagorize a candidate in particular parties.. That way, we are not labeling one another in one party.. Also, I don't like checking of what race I am... Because personally, I am very much mixed with different cultures.. So, I now mark "other" as a race!!!

10:39 AM  
Blogger jan said...

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10:40 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


In the news:

The Smurf Libby is in deep do do with his lame case:

Um, I forgot 7 people talked of spy - Libby


WASHINGTON - Borrowing a defense used by tax evaders and schoolkids who don't do their homework, Vice President Cheney's indicted former top adviser told a grand jury he forgot that seven people told him about CIA spy Valerie Plame.
Lewis (Scooter) Libby is charged with lying to FBI agents and a federal grand jury about how he first learned of Plame's identity. Cheney, his boss, was among those who told Libby that an Iraq war critic's wife worked at the CIA, prosecutors allege.
But Libby said in his now-unsealed 2004 testimony that "it seemed to me" he heard about Plame "for the first time" from NBC broadcaster Tim Russert in July 2003.
Russert denies telling Libby that former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife was an undercover spy - a disclosure now at the center of a scandal rocking the White House.
On March 5, 2004, a prosecutor asked Libby if it was "fair" to say he knew Plame's CIA identity a month before Russert supposedly revealed it to him.
"I had forgotten it," Libby explained.
Solomon Wisenberg, a lawyer who probed the Monica Lewinsky scandal, said, "Barring some unusual mental condition, to make a claim like that is not likely going to fly."
Libby allegedly discussed Plame with six others besides Cheney in June 2003, including CIA briefer Craig Schmall.
But Libby's lawyers blame any "errors" in his testimony on "confusion, mistake or faulty memory."
In the case of Libby's chats with Cheney about Wilson - such as one after he spoke to Russert - he said, "When I had that conversation I had forgotten about the earlier conversations in which [Cheney] told me ... that the wife worked at the CIA."

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the shots from the Rayburn Bldg. a smoke screen to steal
the news from the indictments?

10:45 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And the shots having to be where area of Congress.. Gee.. I wonder why??? And does this have to be with Hookergate? Hmmmm??

10:48 AM  
Blogger teak said...

Faux news quick to point out that Hastert not in DC, lol. Now why would they report that? Rawstory reporting smell of smoke..oh dear, no one would get the bright idea to do what they did in Iraq recently with certain records of fraud, corruption and cover-ups? Ya think?

Confirmed, gunpoweder found.

I hope the Capitol Hill Police have some help from the FBI. This sounds very serious. Cannot tolerate cover-ups in our government.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

First posting:

Bad news for the Gerbil. Is poll numbers are slipping and check out the poll numbers for Congress:

"U.S. residents don't trust leaders
UTICA, N.Y., May 25 (UPI) -- A Zogby Interactive poll finds that U.S. voters are more distrustful than ever of political and corporate leaders.
Only 3 percent believe Congress is trustworthy; 7 percent think business leaders are; 24 percent say President George W. Bush can be trusted; and 29 percent trust the courts.
The poll was commissioned by Jim Lichtman, an ethics specialist whose latest book is "What Do You Stand For?"
Three out of four respondents said they trust politicians less than they did five years ago.
Seventy-five percent of those polled said their friends, neighbors and co-workers are trustworthy, and an overwhelming majority -- 97 percent -- described themselves as trustworthy."

10:50 AM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

P.S. "Freedom Party" is probably already taken, maybe "American Eagle Party" is not. That would require a little research . . .

10:52 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Second posting:

There was speculation of John Snow bailing out from the Gerbil Administration. Here is more to the story:

Treasury Secretary to Step Down

"Snow asked the White House to announce his resignation in early June and said he plans to stay in the job no later than July 3 while a replacement is sought, the source said. The secretary's decision was intended to bring finality to a process that has played out awkwardly in public over months as Snow's job security has been a regular source of Washington speculation."

Snow is out the door by July 3!

10:52 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Sound of gunfire in House office building

Published: Friday May 26, 2006

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U.S. Capitol Police continue to investigate "the sound of gunfire" in the garage of the Rayburn Congressional office building across from the Capitol.

Five ambulances have arrived on the scene, and though one has backed up to an entrance for the Rayburn building and a gurney has been unloaded, the crew has not reportedly entered the building.

Law enforcement experts for other news agencies are reporting that the ambulances are standard procedure after such an incident.

Though there is no confirmation, one aide tells RAW STORY that there was some evidence of gunpowder found. Sounds that seemed to be gunfire were reported to have come from the lowest level of the Rayburn office garage, labeled G3. There is no confirmation on the number of "shots" heard.

One Democratic aide tells RAW STORY he saw police running down the hall, seeming somewhat frantic, shouting "get out of the way, get out of the way."

The following message went out to staff:
This is a message from the U.S. Capitol Police 1. If you are in the Rayburn HOB then Shelter in Place. Quickly move into the nearest interior office space or interior hallway and away from windows. The Capitol Police are investigating reports of gunfire in the Rayburn HOB. 2. If nearby, grab Go-Kits and personal belongings. 3. Close doors behind you, but do not lock. 4. Remain calm. 5. Await further instructions. Do not leave the building.

Though the Capitol is currently re-opening, status of the Rayburn building has remained unchanged. Another email has been sent to staffers, confirming the status for the Rayburn building and garage.

Passageways between the Capitol and Rayburn building are currently closed, and traffic moving in the direction of Rayburn is closed off for the time being.

Earlier, those found wandering in the Capitol hallways had been instructed to return to their offices.

Capitol police went room to room in the Capitol to investigate the report. Doors had been sealed, but not locked.

A House intelligence committee hearing interrupted testimony and sealed doors. Members are still reportedly inside.

Reporters have been locked in the basement cafeteria, a Fox News correspondent says. The correspondent said that Capitol police shouted at those present not to leave the room.

Capitol Hill police plan to hold a news conference at 12:00 EST.


10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the we know where Cheney and his shotgun are?

10:54 AM  
Anonymous bronzedome said...

To SPB / "Also, I don't like checking of what race I am... Because personally, I am very much mixed with different cultures.. So, I now mark "other" as a race!!!"

I too hate that labeling bull and I mark "other" as well.
Right now, we should all be "AMERICANS" because with this WH we all stand to loose.
Freedoms on the march...
Tar Babies Unite!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I should have patented "Freedom Party" from the get go, Night Owl. Bummer.. Well, at least no one has taken Nanny nanny boo boo, Gilligan's defense, or the One-Armed Bandit defense...

10:56 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Hello Everyone. I heard that there was a hearing going on in the bldg where the shots were supposedly fired. Anybody know what hearing exactly?

11:01 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Don't know.

11:04 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

CNN just reported that D.C. is on lockdown again now...there is a gunman!!

11:04 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Latest email to staff

Published: Friday May 26, 2006

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-----Original Message----- From: House Emergency Communications Center [] Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 11:27 AM To: RSAN recipients Subject: Report of Shots Fired

The US Captiol [sic] Police are continuing to investigate the report of gunshots in the Rayburn House Office Building. The Rayburn Building and garages are shut down at this time. The Longworth and Cannon Office Buildings and other garages are not affected. The Capitol Building is open for above ground access but the tunnels remain closed. As soon as the police have completed clearing the garage levels, they will begin search the remainder of the Rayburn Building beginning on the top floor and working down.(


11:05 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Press conference with Capital Police now on CNN

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:06 AM  
Blogger teak said...

Garage cameras have no videotape in them! per Rawstory. I don't have cable, please keep reporting what is happening, network TV...nothing.

11:07 AM  
Blogger jan said...

I had the worst dream last night.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Friday coming to a close, no target letters, no indictments, no press conferences. We will have to extend any predictions along those lines until next Wednesday. You would think the faux Fitz could enlighten us with some faux news filled with fortune teller type techniques.

11:09 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Capital Police press conference spokesperson said shots had been fired, no suspects, and they have a "tactical team" in the building searching/investigating.

Not alot of information yet.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Hey, Night Owl,

You are good to go with using American Eagle party. American eagle does represent this country for sure...


You are right. We should be called "Americans" regardless of our ethnicity and cultures.. This country is full of people with different ethnicities and cultures. And the Gerbil has no right to divide this country on ethnicity, religion, moral values, etc.. That is not what this country is about. The Gerbil needs to reread the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Emacipation Proclamation, Civil Rights, Declaration of Independence, and Tom Paine's pamphet, Common Sense.

In Paine's pamphet, he says: “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”

And we all do as Americans....

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:13 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

It was probably the troll calling...LOL

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That darn anonymous gets blamed for everything he does. Anonymous sure gets around. Even the faux news on the faux Fitz blog doesn't deter this anonymous Dude.


11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One woman was carried out in a gurney.
Not sure if related/per CNN.
Also reported to women came out saying a man inside gym w/gun.

11:19 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Capital Police locked down and then unlocked...then locked down again!

The gunman probably escaped while it was unlocked! Why would they unlock when there were shots fired? Doesn't make sense!

11:20 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Aren't eagles predatory and scavengers? Why would you want to be called the American Eagle Party?
The turkey has such a bad connotation now but Ben Franklin thought the turkey was noble and intelligent (unlike our pres)and that it should be the national bird....but Dick Cheney would probably shoot it.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was she in a gurney or laying on a gurney? Not that I doubt anything I read on the faux Fitz blog. Just trying to be helpful.

Was she exposing any body parts? If so I may know who it was.


11:23 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Two piece of news:

1. From Thinkprogress:

"The new White House domestic policy chief, Karl Zinsmeister, altered his own quotes and other text that appeared in a published profile of him, originally written by the Syracuse New Times but later amended and posted on the AEI website. The White House claims that the alterations were “corrections” due to “misattributions” by the reporter, an unlikely story given that Zinsmeister emailed the New Times reporter after the interview to thank him for his “fair and thoughtful treatment.”

Corrections, huh???

2. Another person bailing out from the WH. Girlfriday's aide.:

May 25th, 2006 7:22 pm
Rice's Deputy Intends to Resign, Aides Say

By Joel Brinkley / New York Times

"WASHINGTON, May 24 — Robert B. Zoellick intends to resign as deputy secretary of state, the department's second in command, after barely 15 months in the job, aides and associates said Wednesday."

Any takers on this blog that want a job as the Gerbil Administration?? Seems like people a dropping like flies in employment there..

11:24 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

The American Turkey Party - well that sounds kind of funny...

11:25 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Good morning everybody hi night owl welcome back. SPB give me the bottom line to the gun shots. I hope Bush doesn't say it was Bin Ladin again. More and more info is coming out about the crimes being committed by this Administration. Each person turning on each other.
Things don't look good for the Satan aka Bush team. As for Iran they have a point it looks more like the US chooses who can have nukes. I heard Bolton ( the crazy guy at the UN) doesn't want to give money to the UN until they follow the orders of the United States. As I remember it what Clinton had a surplus he asked if the US wanted to pay back dues owed to the UN. Now we didn't pay it so Bolton is really far off. We should stop talking money anyway the Saudi's and China might ask for their money back if they think we're so rich. SPB keep me up dated I'll be back later this afternoon Cal. time. thanks

11:29 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

MSNBC reported that women on gurney had fainted -- unrelated to gun shot report.

I think they are just being safe here. Doubt anything will come of this -- JMHO though...

Enjoy your afternoon Justice bloggers...

11:30 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


We only mention American Eagle espeically American bald eagle because it represents the patriotism of this country...Yes, according to Franklin, turkeys are intelligent. But, I don't think we want to be cslled Turkey Party. That word is used in different ways today and besides it is reminder of people for Thanksgiving.. But, Night Owl is right about feeling uncomfortable being catagorized in a certain party when you vote...

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now CNN is saying that the gunman was a plainclothes police officer.
What a nonnews story!

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the grammer lesson troll

11:33 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

This DC incident or non-incident has got to be a diversion - as if there isn't enough real news for the talking heads to cover.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


This gunshot story is sounding more bizarre.. I find it ironic that Fox news reports about an unidentified man with a gymbag and now CNN is now focusing on that tip.. No other media that I read mention that except Fox news!!! I wenton TPM Muckraker. This is interesting news of Congress agenda:

"Update: Congressional Quarterly says the House has left for the long weekend, and has only two hearings scheduled, both in Rayburn. One is a subcommittee markup of a 2007 appropriations bill; the other, an intelligence committee hearing entitled, "The Media's Role and Responsibilities in Leaks of Classified Information."

How ironic that shots arw at the Rayburn office... Something doesn't smell right with this story.. And how ironic we hear about gunshot of the day before a 3 day weekeend. Now, is the Gerbil doing get on the podium and say America is still on high alert on terrorism???

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who care where Al Rogers goes?

11:43 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


I agree.. It is a diversion... With the scandals and Fitz's leak case, and the news about a possible coverup with Rove and Novak, the focus on Cheney... Smells like diversion to me...

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the news came out the other day about Hastert most bloggers here already had him indicted, tried and convicted and being frog marched off to the slammer. So far we are still trying to get some sort of conviction on Libby and his trial isn't until next January. Looks like we are a year away from convicting Libby of having a poor memory. That is what I call millions well spent.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Not Anonymous said...

The talking heads choose to ignore the real news. They prefer the adrenaline rush that accompanies their speculative reporting.

Of course, this type of knee-jerk reporting continues to prolong the fuhrer's (aka Gerbil) using fear as a mechanism to manipulate and control.


We need those indictment's!!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should care about Al Rogers because he sits on the right hand of the Devil. Take the D out of Devil and you have evil. Al is Evil and a disciple of the Devil. Be afraid, be very afraid.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hi Bluewild glad to hear from you.

SPB I found this on rawstory and it is the only defense the Little Soldier can use I just hope the lawyers read it.

Solomon Wisenberg a lawyer who probed the Monica Lewinsky scandal said " Barring some unusal mental condition, to make a claim like that is not likely going to fly".

So Fitz if Libby doesn't come up with a magic mental illness he's is cooked and will be served to the jailbirds.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Al said...

Al Rogers, aka Dr. Evil is a Troll.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

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11:56 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Solomon Wisenberg a lawyer who probed the Monica Lewinsky scandal said " Barring some unusal mental condition, to make a claim like that is not likely going to fly".

Yes, I read the same article Jackie fron the NY Daily News.. but, remember the Smurf said in his testimony that the smurf "allegedly discussed Plame with six others besides Cheney in June 2003." But, the smurf told "grand jury he forgot that seven people told him about CIA spy Valerie Plame." Now, unless the smurf told GJ that he was thinking of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, half pint doesn't have a prayer to claim mental illness!

12:00 PM  
Anonymous dr. ruth said...

Al mein leibschen, you will feel better after our date Saturday night I promise you. Those corncobs must go before your condition is incurable!

Don't forget the baby oil! Yah?

12:05 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Yes, eagles are both raptors and blood-thirsty scavengers. What better symbol than an eagle to pick CLEAN the government!

I've seen bald eagles flying freely in the wild, in WI and IL, near rivers. There is nothing like them in the sky.

Oh yeah, I'm part almost everything for ethnic groups, including Indian, so eagle just fits on another level. Just this morning, I drew a big, dark line right through the word "White" on some form.

OK, my lunch is waiting. . . catch you all in a few days.

12:08 PM  

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