Alex Blaze

The House isn't cooperating with the investigation of Mark Foley...

Filed By Alex Blaze | August 23, 2007 4:23 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: Congress, Florida, Mark Foley

And they're saying they don't have to. From the AP:

Florida's top police agency said Wednesday its investigation into former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley's lurid Internet communications with teenage boys has been hindered because neither Foley nor the House will let investigators examine his congressional computers.[...]

"We have requested to review federally owned computers that Mr. Foley used during his time as a representative, but the U.S. House of Representatives ... cited case law restrictions that prohibited them from releasing those computers," said Heather Smith, an FDLE spokeswoman.

Smith said that the House claims the computers are considered congressional work papers, and that only Foley can release them for review.

Does this rule apply to all of us or was it an exemption made by Congress for Congress?


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Wilson46201 | August 23, 2007 4:48 PM

It's a long-standing principle to prevent the King from screwing around with the internal affairs of Parliament. Do you really want Bush's guys snooping around the offices of Evan Bayh or Julia Carson?