The lawyers who objected to the search of the Congresssional office by the FBI, with a search warrant, argued that it would allow the FBI, which is
under the executive branch of government, to invade an area that is part of Congress, thus giving one branch of government power or supremacy over the
However, this is nonsense. First, the FBI is working from a search warrant, approved by a judge, to enforce a law (which is a product of the legislative branch). All three branches of government are involved. And the search warrant specifies the location (one office, not all of them) and what evidence is sought. It does not give the FBI permission to take papers relating to political strategy, for example.
This man was a criminal, and was caught red-handed. If politicians like him had not been piling up bribe money, but had instead been serving the people honestly, perhaps the money which the US government gave to improve the New Orleans levis would have been spent on making them stronger, instead of making them prettier for sight-seeing walks.
Do American courts make criminals pay back any money they have stolen, as usually happens over here?
I don't know the details on that, Giron. Perhaps one of the other Americans knows?
(Waffler, since you are with us, you are certainly welcome to speak up, too! Do you feel like the Hebrews in Egypt, in the Deep South?)