Searches of Congressional Offices

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the constitutionality of a raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on a congressional… read more

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the constitutionality of a raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on a congressional office while investigating possible corruption. Witnesses testified about the procedures used in the application of a search warrant, the provisions of separation of powers in the Constitution, the encroachment of executive power on the ability of Congress to regulate its own affairs, and specifically the provisions of the “speech and debate” provisions in the Constitution. Members described the FBI’s weekend search of Representative William Jefferson’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building as an arrogant, unnecessary breach of tradition and vital constitutional protections. close

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Program ID:
192756-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 30, 2006
Last Aired:
May 31, 2006

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  • May 30, 2006 | 9:27am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2006 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2006 | 4:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2006 | 8:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2006 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2006 | 4:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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