while i respect the many bright
law-bloggers who believe it was a
mistake to grant ms. monica goodling
18 USC § 6005 "use immunity" at this juncture,
i will go out on a limb -- and predict that
the below order will help "pin the
tail" on that jack-ass, karl rove -- it
may, perhaps, even lead "north" from there. . .
see below the image for my thoughts on this.
and, in a bit, i'll post the supporting
motion, and the more interesting points
and authorities excerpts, to complete
this historical record. . .
[as ever, click to enlarge. . .]
okay -- as i mentioned last night, it
seems plain that chairman john conyers
has karl rove in his sights, and monica
goodling's testimony will, i believe,
do much to tighten that noose/close this loop.
she is reputed to be a bit of a know-it-all,
and letting her talk, all about what karl or dick
or even george said ex rel the hirings, firings,
and political prosecutions and/or deferrals will
be very-illuminating, i predict. and, it will almost
certainly nail down the political defensibility
of hauling mr. rove in under a house judiciary
committee subpoena to explain where those e-mails
went, and why -- i predict -- ms. goodling testifies
that he was the sole true "decider", as to
whose names went on, and came off, the list. . .
UPDATED -- here is a very-interesting bit
from page 2 of the points and authorities,
filed by the u.s. house general counsel, in
support of the motion for immunity order -- it
is essentially a memo of the house's view of
the law here applicable. . . check out the
hint of later prosecution of ms. goodling,
by the government -- highlighted:
erh -- cool. . . not likely, but
cool, nonetheless -- transactions
about which she testifies, and for
which the government can develop,
by independent evidence, a case,
may still be the basis of a prosecution. . .