Thursday, May 25, 2006
Bush orders documents seized in Capitol Hill search sealed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
"This period will provide both parties more time to resolve the issues in a way that ensures that materials relevant to the ongoing criminal investigation are made available to prosecutors in a manner that respects the interests of a coequal branch of government," Bush said.
"Excuse me, Mr. President? Would you mind elaborating on 'coequal' branch of government?"
"Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of (Dr. Seuss's) 'Hop on Pop.'" —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 2, 2002
"Okay...do you believe Rep. Jefferson is guilty?"
"The senator has got to understand if he's going to have — he can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road." —George W. Bush, Florence, S.C., Feb. 17, 2000
"Mr. President, do you have a working knowledge of how Congress works?!"
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." —Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000