Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Goodling and innocence

Everything I hear about the Goodling case seems to keep on raising questions about her credibility. From My way News comes:

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.


Anonymous said...

Taking the fifth is not an admission of guilt. To say so is wrong and shows you are speaking out on matters of which you know nothing.

Victor's child said...

While taking the fifth is not an explicit mention of guilt, it is an admission of having done something illegal that one will have to admit to in answering a particular question or questions. Yes, taking the fifth is an admission of illegality though not of the specifics of what is illegal.