Friday, May 11, 2007

Goodling to testify - immunity approved

Monica Goodling has received the immunity her attorneys were requesting before she would testify before Congress about the firing of the U.S. Attorneys.
Congress agreed to the deal, Justice Department investigators reluctantly agreed not to not oppose it and U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan gave it final approval Friday.

"Monica Goodling may not refuse to testify," Hogan began his brief order, which said that Goodling could not be prosecuted for anything other than perjury in connection with her testimony.

Lawmakers want to question Goodling as part of an inquiry into whether the Justice Department played politics with the hiring and firing of department officials.
Goodling, as liaison between the White House and the Department of Justice, is in a unique position to know whether Rove was involved in the firings and if so, to what extent.

This should be interesting.

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