By Klaus Marre - 04/18/07 11:43 AM EDT
“At the request of our ranking minority member, Lamar Smith (R-Texas), I have announced a one-week delay in the committee vote to apply for immunity for Monica Goodling,” Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) said. “It is my hope that a short delay, agreed to in the spirit of bipartisan cooperation, will enable the minority to join us in taking this critical step in our efforts to uncover the truth about why the U.S. attorneys were terminated and what it means for the integrity of federal law enforcement.”
In response, Conyers, who believes Goodling could help the committee shed more light on the issue, sought to get her an immunity deal in exchange for testimony. However, two-thirds of the panel’s members would have to agree to such a deal.