Gonzales Senior Counselor pleads the 5th
In a way, all the Republican lies, stonewalling, and delay tactics are just making it worse by prolonging the scandal. I think Machiavelli said that if you have good news or favors to give people, dribble them out a bit at a time, but if you have bad news or people you have to punish, do it all at once.
The senior counselor to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will refuse to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the unfolding U.S. attorneys scandal, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, her attorneys said today.
Monica M. Goodling -- who is on an indefinite leave of absence from Gonzales's office -- also alleges in a sworn declaration that a "senior Department of Justice official" has admitted he was "not entirely candid" in his Senate testimony and has blamed Goodling and others for not fully briefing him.