Monday, March 26, 2007

Gonzales Aide, Monica Goodling, To Invoke Fifth Amendment

by S-Q@ 6:40 PM MDT

AP

Mar 26, 8:23 PM EDT

Gonzales aide to invoke Fifth Amendment

By LAURIE KELLMAN
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, citing her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.

"I have decided to follow my lawyer's advice and respectfully invoke my constitutional right," Monica Goodling, Gonzales' counsel and White House liaison, said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The revelation complicated the outlook for Gonzales, who is traveling out of town this week even as he fights to keep his job.

1 comment:

S-Q said...

Of course, she is taking the Fifth.. otherwise, she would lie or commit perjury. Geezz..does anyone in this administration tell the truth?