After she was subpoenaed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, her lawyer John Dowd told lawmakers last week that Goodling would not appear. He called the congressional investigation a perjury trap for his client and said she could be in "legal jeopardy" even if she testified truthfully.
I didn't realize that one could take the fifth just because of legal jeopardy. I thought it was because someone didn't want to incriminate themselves. Taking the fifth is an admission that one has acted illegaly. That's the plain and simple truth.