House judiciary panel to hold hearing on FBI raid of congressional office Joshua Pantesco at 12:40 PM ET
[JURIST] US House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has said that his committee will hold an oversight hearing [press release] into the constitutionality of the FBI's 18-hour raid [JURIST report] last Saturday night of the congressional offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) [official website]. The FBI says it videotaped Jefferson accepting a $100,000 bribe from an informant. Calling the raid "unprecedented," Sensenbrenner said the FBI's conduct "raises profoundly disturbing constitutional questions that must be addressed." The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
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