Some Congressional “leaders” have argued that a search of Congressional offices by the investigators from the Executive branch violates the Constitution. If so, wouldn’t a wiretap or a videotaped sting operation conducted in those same offices also be unconstitutional? My memory is fuzzy on this, but didn’t both occur during the ABSCAM sting operation in the 1980s?
Can anyone confirm?
Regardless of what happened two decades ago, the idea that the Constitution creates a law-enforcement-free zone around Congressional offices is a just a power-induced hallucination.