Gonzales: Will Plead The Fifth, Won't Answer Senate's Questions

[Update: News services have amended this report, stating that a key aide to Gonzales, rather than Gonzales himself, will invoke the Fifth Amendment.]

The wire services just reported that U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and will refuse to answer the Senate's questions when (it's expected) he's called before the Judiciary Committee to explain his culpability in what is known as GonzalesGate or AttorneyGate, the purging of federal prosecutors who would not tow the Bush-GOP line in exclusively going after Democrats while abandoning any and all investigations targeting Republicans.

I think this is a big deal. If Gonzales cannot testify without invoking the 5th amendment, it's clear he knows he has committed a grievous wrong. If he won't be held accountable to our elected representatives, then Gonzales must be terminated at the very least.