NYT Opinion: One Man’s Constitutional Crisis

The danger of abuse with this kind of activity [the F.B.I.’s search of a congressman’s office] is enormous, especially with a president and an attorney general whose grasp for power seems to have no limits. They cannot be trusted to keep legitimate police activity from turning into political persecution.

But members of Congress who have been politically comatose or complicit as the Bush administration built itself an imperial presidency, immune from the historical powers of the legislative branch, are up in arms.


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