Instapundit blogged Bush orders FBI-Congress documents sealed
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.Could Al Qaeda have slipped mind-altering drugs into the DC water supply? What's gotten into these people? Or has some sort of deal been cut? Whatever it is, I don't think I like it.
Actually I think he did a very smart thing. I believe the FBI was acting in a constitutional manner. They tried for a long time to get him to respond to a suponea, and when he did not they got a warrent from a Federal Judge to do what they did. I think the House is stupid for thinking they are above the law. But Bush did not do what the House wanted, and return the documents seized. He had them sealed for 45 days giving both sides an opportunity to go to the Supreme Court to see what they say.