House Speaker Denny Hastert (R-IL) was quick to come to Rep William Jefferson's (D-LA) defense when FBI agents raided the Democrat's Congressional office this week.
The Speaker said it was a breach of the seperation of powers between the executive and legislative branches.
It's unusual for a Republican to come to a Democrat's defense on any issue these days.
But there may be a method to the madness.
ABC reports that Speaker Hastert is under an FBI investigation of his own. Might need a good, Constitutionally protected hiding place for evidence. (ABC)