I think he's getting advice that basically says, no matter what you say you're screwed, so best not to say anything.
Not that that's the course I would follow.
I'd agree that this is what he's being told. I don't agree with it either, but it may be kinda like when you got in trouble with your dad when you were a kid and you'd try to tell him you didn't do whatever it was that he was pissed off about...He'd say something like "I don't want to hear another word outta you!!"
Maybe that's what Tomlin & the Rooneys told Ben.
So he's shutting up. Cause he is screwed, no matter what he says.
Totally pisses me off, because, no matter how many inconsistencies and general BS I can pull out of the Milledgeville evidence, nobody's gonna listen if they don't want to.