Tuesday, April 17, 2007

house judiciary committee to vote on immunity for monica goodling. . .

B R E A K I N G N E W S:

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Granting former Justice Official Monica Goodling Immunity

(Washington, DC)- House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) scheduled a meeting of the Committee for tomorrow, April 18, at 10:15 a.m. to consider granting immunity to ex-Department of Justice-White House Liaison Monica Goodling, in order to secure her testimony about the U.S. Attorney matter. Two-thirds of the Committee must approve immunity.

“As the White House Liaison in the Department while the US Attorney firings were planned and carried out, Ms. Goodling clearly has much to contribute to the Committee’s understanding of the surrounding circumstances,” Conyers said. “I am hopeful we can approve immunity so that we can schedule her to testify as soon as possible and begin to clear up the many inconsistencies and gaps surrounding this matter. . .”

note the special mention of the
required two-thirds majority pro-
vision -- this puts additional
pressure on the republican committee
membership. . .

how can they vote against grant-
ing monica goodling immunity,
if their official position suggests
there is no criminal activity to immunize?

letting her talk should clear their
embattled attorney general, right?


developing. . .

later -- i think this must
mean that rep. conyers has the
votes to grant at least some
limited transactional immunity,
otherwise the announcement would
simply read "subpoena to issue."

we will know more soon. . .

[h/t thinkprogress.]

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