Thursday, May 10, 2007
Immunity request to be formally submitted for Goodling
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The counsel to the House of Representatives is expected to file paperwork with a federal judge Friday requesting immunity for former top Justice official Monica Goodling, a House aide tells CNN.
Representatives want to question Goodling about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys as well as any improper political influence in the hiring and firing of Justice department staffers. Goodling has refused to testify, citing her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself.
It is not known if a U.S. District Court judge will grant the immunity the same day. None of the paperwork is expected to be released publicly until the judge approves the immunity order.
-- CNN Justice Producer Terry Frieden
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