Monday, March 26, 2007
Gonzales Aide To Plead Fifth In Prosecutor Purge Hearing
WASHINGTON - Monica Goodling, a Justice Department official involved in the firings of federal prosecutors, will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings, citing Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.
"The potential for legal jeopardy for Ms. Goodling from even her most truthful and accurate testimony under these circumstances is very real," said the lawyer, John Dowd.
He said that members of the House and Senate Judiciary committees seem already to have made up their minds that wrongdoing has occurred in the firings.
The scandal that keeps giving and giving. When a DOJ official says she's going to take the fifth because she's afraid her "truthful and accurate testimony" will put her in "legal jeopardy," you know there's something there.
So keep digging, Congress, keep digging.
I just don't see how the WH is going to get away with Rove and Miers not testifying under oath and/or testifying with a transcript. Not with a Gonzo aide taking the fifth.
McNulty appears to have quietly gone to Schumer and ratted her out.
Now she takes the fifth.....