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.