The plot thickens
(AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings about the firings of eight US attorneys.I think we're beginning to understand why she's decided to take the 5th. It's also beginning to look as though this thing was coordinated very closely with the White House. After all, Monica is the liason between DOJ and the White House. That's her job, to coordinate.
An attorney for Monica Goodling says she will cite her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.
Goodling was involved in an April Sixth, 2006, phone call between the Justice Department and New Mexico Republican Senator Pete Domenici.
Domenici had complained to the Bush administration and the president about David Iglesias, then the US attorney in Albuquerque.
Domenici wanted Iglesias to push more aggressively on a corruption probe against Democrats before the 2006 elections.
Seems to me some negotiations over limited immunity would be in order here to force her testimony.