Monday, March 26, 2007
As the article from CNN linked to in this entry's title reports, an official of the Bush Justice Department is going to take the 5th Amendment instead of testifying about the firing of the U.S. Attorneys. This is actually a pretty smart move, but one that makes her look guilty and will ratchet up the news coverage of the Congressional hearings. It is smart because she has reason to believe that someone in the Justice Department is trying to make her the sacrificial lamb. Apparently she doesn't plan to pull a "Libby" and take one for the team. Can you imagine how the wingnuts would have howled if an official working for Janet Reno had taken the 5th Amendment in front of a Republican Congress?