FBI agents searched the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson late Saturday as part of an ongoing bribery investigation, NBC News has learned.Three thoughts:
Jefferson, D-La., has denied involvement in any illegal activity.
The search, conducted by the Washington Field Office of the FBI, is extremely rare -- if not unprecedented, NBC reported.
Jefferson, a Democrat in his eighth congressional term, declared his innocence Monday during news conference outside the federal building in New Orleans and said he will not resign in the face of the investigation that has resulted in guilty pleas from two people who implicated him in a bribery scheme.
A U.S. government official with knowledge of the investigation told NBC that the FBI secretly videotaped Jefferson.
How come TruthOut didn't give me a heads up about this? I guess they didn't want to be "too far out in front of the news-cycle" again.Off to you, GTL...
I can't believe a Lousiana public official could be suspected of bribery...
Why haven't I heard a peep from the usual suspects about the "culture of corruption"?