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

" 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


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