Gonzales’ aide Monica Gooding Resigns. How Much Longer will Gonzo be with us?

Posted on 04/06/2007. Filed under: alberto gonzales, monica gooding, republican scandals, Republicans |

It seems like the lies and misuse of power by the Attorney General’s office is starting to snowball. Gonzales canceled a family vacation to practice testimony with a team of lawyers this week and now one of his aides directly linked with the case is resigning.

clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com

Gonzales aide in firings controversy resigns

Goodling said she would invoke 5th Amendment if called before Congress

WASHINGTON – Monica Goodling, the counsel and White House liaison to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, says in a letter that she will resign, effective Saturday.

Goodling has been on a leave of absence. Her lawyers have told Congress she would invoke the Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination if called to testify about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

Goodling was one of several aides closely involved in planning the firings, which raised a furor in Washington over their apparent political motivation.

“The potential for legal jeopardy for Ms. Goodling from even her most truthful and accurate testimony under these circumstances is very real,” said her lawyer, John Dowd, on March 26 when he announced she wouyld invoke her protections.

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