Via Hot Air:
Solyndra LLC’s chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters.
In the letters sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, attorneys for Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W. G. Stover said they advised their clients not to provide testimony during the hearings.
Legally speaking, asserting your Fifth Amendment privilege proves nothing. In reality, people who take the Fifth look guilty as hell. That’s why the prosecution can’t tell the jury that a defendant invoked.
I always tell people the only thing they should say to cops is “I don’t want to say anything. I want a lawyer.”
Silence is golden – in this case for the Republicans.