“Where’s my goddam money?”


Congressman William Jefferson took the stand yesterday and testified about the manner with which FBI agents interviewed him and searched his home early one morning in 2005 while his wife and daughter slept. He described a trip to the bathroom accompanied by an agent, “I said are you going to watch me pee and he said ‘yes.'” Referring to the $100,000. cash that Jefferson received from a government informant, $90,000. of which was later recovered from the freezer in his Capitol Hill home, he said an FBI agent yelled  at him “where’s my goddam money?”

Times-Picayune story here.

Art Lien

Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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