Hume last night:

West Virginia Democratic Congressman Alan Mollohan — who is currently under investigation by the FBI — is in line to take over the House panel that oversees the budget of the justice department — which includes the FBI. Bloomberg reports that Mollohan’s finances are being examined by the Bureau — after he reported an increase in net worth of as much as $25 million from 1999 to 2005.

Mollohan credits an inheritance and prudent real-estate investments. But the FBI has subpoenaed records from his real estate company and is looking into Mollohan’s nonprofit “Vandalia Heritage Foundation.”

The National Legal and Policy Center says Mollohan should be removed from the appropriations committee. The decision is up to Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and she’s not commenting.

Watch this one; it’ll quietly be buried before the end of the year.