Susan Ralston used to work for Karl Rove. After the House Government Reform Committee reported 485 contacts between Abramoff and the White House, she abruptly resigned. That was last September. Today, at a deposition for the same committee, Ralston invoked her constitutional right against self incrimination. From her attorney's statement:
The subjects this morning that she will be unable to testify to on those grounds are the subjects of the relationship between Jack Abramoff and his associates and White House officials, including Ms. Ralston, and the subject of the use by White House officials of political e-mail accounts at the RNC.
She has material, useful information about both of those subjects. She is more than willing to provide it to the committee. However, she will, as we have previously discussed, require a grant of immunity before she is comfortable going forward.
It's likely that the committee will grant that immunity. And that will be bad for Karl Rove.
Update:One of the crimes she's accused of? Getting her boss Springsteen tickets.