BREAKING: House Judiciary Votes Immunity For Monica Goodling


This morning, the House Judiciary Committee voted to extend immunity to Monica Goodling, and to issue a subpoena to her requiring her testimony before the committee regarding the USAtty firings and here role therewith.  From the AP via WaPo:

A House committee voted Wednesday to grant immunity to Monica Goodling, a key aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales during the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. She had refused to testify, invoking her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

The 32-6 vote by the House Judiciary Committee surpassed the 2/3 majority required to grant a witness immunity from prosecution. A separate vote to authorize a subpoena for Goodling passed by voice vote….

The votes instruct a House lawyer to seek an immunity grant from a federal court. The grant would not take effect unless Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., chooses to issue Goodling a subpoena compelling her to testify, Conyers said.

I'll have more information on this as I get specifics, including how limited this immunity grant sought will be and whether it will be use or otherwise.

UPDATE:  Meant to also mention that they voted to issue a subpoena for Sara Taylor as well today.

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