Caught on tape!
It's bad to be a corrupt Democrat. It's probably much worse to be a stupid corrupt Democrat:
A congressman under investigation for bribery was caught on videotape accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose conversations with the lawmaker also were recorded, according to a court document released Sunday. Agents later found the cash hidden in his freezer.Go read the whole thing. If this was a Republican, you know Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and every MSM reporter would be demanding the release of the videotape.
At one audiotaped meeting, Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., chuckles about writing in code to keep secret what the government contends was his corrupt role in getting his children a cut of a communications company's deal for work in Africa.
As Jefferson and the informant passed notes about what percentage the lawmaker's family might receive, the congressman "began laughing and said, 'All these damn notes we're writing to each other as if we're talking, as if the FBI is watching,' " according to the affidavit.
BTW, the corruption investigation of Rep. Jefferson is outlined in Chapter 8 of DONKEY CONS.
C'mon, Nancy: Tell us again about that Republican "culture of corruption"!
This is classic:
Jefferson's lawyer, Robert Trout, contended that the prosecutors' disclosure was "part of a public relations agenda and an attempt to embarrass Congressman Jefferson. The affidavit itself is just one side of the story which has not been tested in court," Trout said in a statement.This is when you'd love to be an FBI spokesman: "This is not part of an attempt to embarrass Congressman Jefferson. This is part of an attempt to send him to federal prison."
Chris Muir has a great cartoon here!
OK, Don, but I'll beat you to this one:
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4/4: A tale of two congressmen
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1/17: Knee-deep in the Big Muddy
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