The report said House General Counsel Geraldine Gennet sent a letter to the Justice Department for a meeting next week to work out procedures for federal investigators to search congressional offices.
Sensenbrenner said he is concerned about the constitutionality of such searches of lawmakers. The issue is whether federal prosecutors, who are investigating bribery allegations against Jefferson, violated the speech or debate clauses of the U.S. Constitution by seizing protected documents, says the report.
Jefferson has denied any wrongdoing and has filed a lawsuit demanding the return of all the documents taken from his Capitol Hill office. The Justice Department has asked for a denial of the suit, saying the search was constitutional.
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