March 26, 2007
What is Past is Prologue

A little bit of history.

The President considers convening a new grand jury to investigate Watergate as preferable to the Watergate committee. The sessions would be private, and rules of evidence would apply.

D: You can take the Fifth Amendment.

P: That’s right.

H: You can say you have forgotten too, can’t you?

P: You can say I don’t remember. You can say I don’t recall.

Repeating itself .

By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press Writer | March 26, 2007

WASHINGTON—Monica Goodling, a Justice Department official involved in the firings of federal prosecutors, will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings, citing Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.

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Posted by Buck Batard at March 26, 2007 04:35 PM
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What do you think explains the failure of the mainstream media to cover the purge scandal for so long, and so many other scandals? Do you think somebody just set up newspaper editors to cheat on their wives, and threatened to tell if the editors wouldn’t play ball when they come back some day and ask for something?

It wouldn’t be that hard to do, when you think about it. People wouldn’t talk about it.

Posted by: Swan on March 26, 2007 6:37 PM

No. I don't think that's it.

Posted by: Buck on March 26, 2007 6:52 PM

"Cheating on their wives" blackmail wouldn't do it these days, Swan. It's public knowledge that one newspaper hotshot's wife tossed his office furniture on the front lawn after she found out about his sweetie, and another one divorced his wife to marry his pregnant sweetie, who was the ex-sweetie of various other VIPs. And then there's Judith Miller. You'd have to find scarier blackmail.

Posted by: Joyful Alternative on March 27, 2007 8:42 AM
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