Why Lois Lerner Took the Fifth

Why Lois Lerner Took the Fifth

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“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#1 Jul 11, 2013
Powerline
by John Hinderaker

Patterico unearthed something that, to my knowledge, had not been reported previously: a November 2011 Business Week article about the business operations of non-profit universities that concludes with this:

Lois Lerner, the IRS’s director of tax-exempt organizations who is overseeing the investigation, says many schools are rethinking how and what they report to the government. <Begin Bold>Receiving a thick questionnaire from the IRS, she says, is a “behavior changer.” <End Bold>

This particular investigation is far afield from the Tea Party scandal; in fact, it is one with which I have considerable sympathy. But the salient point is the bullying attitude: never mind the merits, a “thick questionnaire from the IRS is a behavior changer.” And that was in a magazine interview! It makes one wonder what else Lerner may have said in unguarded moments.

www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/07/why-lo...

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So much for her claim to have done nothing wrong. It looks like conspiracy to deny Americans their Civil Rights under Color of Law to me.

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