Washington AC/DC - Brits' confiscation of phones and laptops belonging to David Miranda may have been ordered by paranoid US Senate Internal Affairs officials to thwart publication of highly controversial drug testing of the country's top lawnrakers - uh...lawmakers! - according to latest reports.
These suggest fugitive from justice Edward Snowden managed to find a way of passing over hacked data about a covert Senate drug use monitoring program first installed before 9/11 by the Bush/Cheney Administration.
Such drug testing - whether covert or official/random - of both Senators and members of the House of Representatives is highly illegal on various Constitutional grounds.
But in reality years of meticulous 'taking the piss' may have taken place via the deployment of secret sampling sensors installed in the Senate's and House's many urinals.
Snowden had previously hinted about such equipment also being involved in covert harvesting of US lawmakers' DNA in a more recent black ops program to filter out any undeclared descendants of the Bush, Clinton and Reagan genomes.
"Such findings would blow the lid off Capitol Hill," a QM-NewsCorpse stringer commented today.
"Wanna see CCTV pics of the late Senator Ted Kennedy having a slash against the tyres of the Presidential limousine?"
John McCain is 104.