Here is Monica Goodling's opening statement, via Think Progress, which has both the video and transcript.
Christy at Firedoglake is live-blogging. You can watch the live webcast here.
Make a new
Wouldn't it have been great though having Monica as your best friend....
No, I am sure that she would have stabbed me in the back.
The consent decrees that resulted prohibited the party from engaging in anti-fraud initiatives that target minorities or conduct mail campaigns to 'compile voter challenge lists.'"
See also this WaPo 2004 article
That assault includes the well-documented irregularities in recent elections and the politicization of the Federal Election Commission as part of the pattern of the partisan high jacking of not only the Justice Department but the election process.
Tim Griffin was put in place in Arkansas because of his background of election dirty tricks including using "caging" to remove African-American voters from the roles. Most of the attorneys replaced or that were considered to be replaced either were "guilty" of not pursuing voter "fraud" or were in swing states where the new appointees could be useful in future elections. And, this doesn't even scratch the surface of all the the irregularities - especially in Ohio - that WEREN'T investigated.
Please, people. We need to quit calling this an "attorney firing" scandal and call it what it is - a full-frontal attack on the election system of the United States. We need a special prosecutor and we need to see some people pay for this - and I don't mean just lose their jobs.
I knew it was a mistake to immunize her. They should have subpeonaed her, and forced her to take the 5th on every question. This isn't a courtroom, no one's rights are violated by a witness taking the 5th in public.
The people running this stuff are driving me out of my mind.