This is one of those things that would be absolutely hilarious if the fate of our nation didn't hang in the balance:
The Raw Story | Video: Congressman takes incriminating documents away from reporter
Even with that, it's still quite amusing. Plus the guy (Tim Murphy, R-PA,) made such a bonehead move that this local news toss off went national with 4 days to go. He could have simply no commented and no one would ever have heard about it.
To steal a quote from the (slightly,) better President Bush, It's the idiocy, Stupid.