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In the good news department…

December 8, 2008

The good people of Louisiana have done what Nancy Pelosi didn’t have the guts to do.
They threw democrat William “Cold Cash” Jefferson out of office.

Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao defeated democrat Jefferson in a recent election.

Remember that the FBI found $90,000, in cash, in Jefferson’s freezer. This is after a an informant told the FBI that he had given Jefferson $100,000, in cash, as a bribe.

Cao, who emigrated to the United States in 1975 from Saigon, is the first Vietnamese-American to win a seat in Congress.

Louisiana is becoming a hotbed of diversity. Their Governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, is the only American of Indian (not American Indian) decent to hold a governor’s seat.

democrat William "Cold Cash" Jefferson is still in congress

August 5, 2008

The democrat Culture of Corruption is still rolling along strong.
Example: Congressman William “Cold Cash” Jefferson is still a member of Congress, with the support of the democrat party.

Michelle Malkin reports:

Intrepid Jason Mattera is back with another Hot Air/Young America’s Foundation joint production from Capitol Hill.

He asked Democrat Rep. William “Cold Cash” Jefferson, the accused freezer cash-stashing subject of a 16-count criminal indictment whose public corruption trial is scheduled for Dec. 2, for some handy storage advice and an autograph last week.

Rep. Jefferson refused to provide either.

Cold Cash Jefferson is back in the news.

May 28, 2008

Ok, so the MSM won’t give this much play, but democrat Congressman William “Cold Cash” Jefferson, who got caught with $90,000 in cash hidden in his freezer after taking a $100,000 bribe is in trouble again. Patterico has the details:

A civil complaint filed yesterday in a Louisiana federal court reveals new details of an alleged bribery scheme involving Rep. William Jefferson. The alleged bribe is different from the ones for which Jefferson has been indicted. The new details are revealed exclusively here on patterico.com for the first time.

The background: last month, guest blogger DRJ and I reported on a motion by indicted Louisiana attorney James G. Perdigao. Perdigao’s motion leveled serious accusations of wrongdoing by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana — and raised new accusations of bribery of then-U.S. Attorney Eddie Jordan and U.S. Representative William Jefferson.

Perdigao’s allegations may help Governor Edwin Edwards challenge his conviction for taking bribes, in return for issuing valuable riverboat casino licenses. Businessman Robert Guidry made about $100 million from one of those licenses, and then testified against Edwards. But Guidry’s plea bargain raised eyebrows across the state. Not only did Guidry receive only five months in a halfway house, but prosecutors also allowed him to keep more than $96 million of the $100 million he made from the illegally obtained license.

What will Nancy do?

June 4, 2007

According to the AP:

Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long- running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.

The indictment handed up in federal court in Alexandria., Va., Monday is 94 pages long and lists 16 alleged violations of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 235 years. He is charged with racketeering, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, money-laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes for himself and his family, and also for bribing a Nigerian official.

Almost two years ago, in August 2005, investigators raided Jefferson’s home in Louisiana and found $90,000 in cash stuffed into a box in his freezer.

It seems the democrat Culture of Corruption is continuing without missing a beat.
If this was a Republican, San Fran Nan and her MSM attack dogs would be calling for him to resign and/or his removal from office.
Her silence on the matter of WilliamCold Cash” Jefferson and the case of his bribes speaks volumes.

More details at Wizbang.

Interesting Civics case

March 22, 2007

Jay Tea notes some interesting points in common between the perfectly legal removal of US Attorneys by the Bush administration and the legal dodges democrat Congressman William “Cold Cash” Jefferson is using to avoid prosecution for accepting a $100,000 in cash bribes.

To recap: many in Congress are concerned (“concerned,” meaning “acting like opportunistic partisan hacks) about the dismissal of eight US Attorneys by the Bush administration. As far as I can tell, no one is saying that anything illegal or unconstitutional was done, but the notion that political concerns might have played a role in the removal of political appointees has some politicians all in a dither. Congress wants key Bush administration officials to testify before them, under oath.

But I gave it some more thought, and realized that within just the last year was another incident that, on the surface, had nothing to do with the current mess — but, in reality, sets a very clear precedent for this matter.

That incident: none other than the scandal involving Representative William “Cold Cash” Jefferson Clinton. (Dang, I’ve GOT to get my keyboard fixed from doing that.)

As you may recall, Representative Jefferson (D-LA) is being investigated in a major corruption scandal. While he has not been formally charged with anything, several others have been convicted of giving him bribes, and the FBI found over $90,000 in cash bundled in his freezer.

Jefferson’s travails came to the forefront when the FBI conducted a search of his offices on Capitol Hill. Congress went into a righteous huff over the “invasion” of their sovereign territory, insisting that the Justice Department had no authority to violate a member’s office, citing Congress’s status as a “separate but equal” branch of the government.

But the Bush administration had done it right. They saw the conflicting interests — the Justice Department’s duty to investigate criminal matters, and Congress’s independence from the Executive Branch — and found a proper solution: they sought a warrant from a federal judge in the matter, thus involving the third branch of the government — the Judiciary. That was a concrete example of the principle of our divided government — when there is a conflict between two of the branches, the third one is expected to decide the matter. Here, the Executive branch was obligated to intervene in the inner workings of the Legislative, so they sought the input of the Judiciary — and that branch sided with the Executive.

Here again, we are seeing a conflict between two branches. In a mirror image of the Jefferson case, it is the Legislative branch that wants to intervene in the inner workings of the Executive. And instead of an office, it is the statements and advice of some of the president’s top aides that the Legislature wants to scrutinize. The president is asserting his authority as a separate and equal branch to resist that, much like the Congressional leadership did over the Jefferson office search.

But where the Bush administration sought out the input of the Judiciary Branch before executing its search of Jefferson’s office, Congress is attempting to assert its authority solely on its own. It is insisting that it has the right to compel the appearance and testimony of high-ranking officials within the White House, without restraint. And I don’t care for that in the least.

Read the whole thing.

democrat corruption in Congress continuing on schedule…

February 17, 2007

Nancy Pelosi, the leading democrat in Congress, a heartbeat and half away from the Presidency, wants to put Congressman William “Cold Cash” Jefferson on the Homeland Security panel.

Jefferson has been embroiled in a nearly two-year-old federal investigation focusing on whether the 59-year-old lawmaker accepted bribes when he attempted to help set up some telecommunications deals in Africa for a Kentucky-based company called iGate Inc. Court documents indicate that the FBI has accumulated a significant amount of evidence in the case, including video of Jefferson allegedly accepting a $100,000 cash bribe from an FBI informant.

The case became fodder for late-night talk show comedians after investigators raided his home and found $90,000 in cash tucked away in a freezer.

Federal authorities are now trying to gain final custody of documents seized in a raid on Jefferson’s congressional office last spring. The materials are under seal, awaiting the outcome of Jefferson’s legal challenge to the seizure.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Wishfull thinking…

May 28, 2006

…or an honest mistake. If it was an honest mistake, there should have been a correction notice posted.

I’m talking about a CBS News article that listed democrat congressman William “Cold Cash” Jefferson as Republican.

The page at the CBS News site has been corrected, but not correction notice.
The Digital Brownshirt has a screen capture of the original page.

HT to Ace & Mr. Reynolds.

Mr. Reynolds reminds us of when CBS listed GW Bush as President back in 1998, of course in a negative light.
The corrected page didn’t list who was President at the time (William Jefferson Clinton).

It’s still not Fitzmas…

May 24, 2006

Despite the hopes and dreams of ABC “reporter” Brian Ross, House Speaker Dennis Hastert is not under investigation by the Justice Department.

The reports that the Representative from Louisiana, democrat William Jefferson, had $90,000 in, ahem, “cold cash” from bribes hidden in his freezer are still true.