"There are two sides to every story," said William Jefferson. "There are certainly two sides to this story. There will be an appropriate time and forum when that can be explained and explicated, but this is not the time, this is not the forum and operating on the advice of counsel I will not get into facts."
Oh I am definitely looking forward to hearing both sides of this. I am sure the words "racist" and "setup" will come up in the course of Jefferson's defense.
I love this part of the story:
The search of Jefferson's Capitol Hill office is the first time that has ever happened on Capitol Hill, and has provoked controversy, with some lawmakers asking questions about the authority of the FBI to carry out such a search.
Congressman Jefferson Monday questioned the authority with which the FBI searched his Capitol Hill office, calling it in his words, "an outrageous intrusion in the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government."
If there is anything outrageous here besides the alleged crime itself, it's the nerve of the politicians who believe their position in an elected office exempts them from the rule of law.
Personally, I think the FBI deserves a pat on the back every time they nail a politician for corruption. It's time to remind ALL of the elected officials of this country who exactly it is they serve.