top irs official to plead fifth

top irs official to plead fifth

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Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#1 May 21, 2013
Tuesday afternoon a bombshell was dropped into the already explosive IRS scandal when it was reported that Lois Lerner, a top IRS official in the non-profit division that paralyzed Tea Party groups with ongoing harassment, would invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions during Congressional testimony schedule before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

The LA Times reports that Lerner will refuse to answer any questions about what she knows about the targeting of conservative groups. She will also refuse to explain why she is refusing to answer questions.

Lerner has retained defense attorney William W. Taylor 3rd, who sent a letter to Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. In the letter Taylor said, "She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course.

Taylor is hoping Issa will excuse his client from having to testify in order to save her the embarrassment of having to invoke the Fifth in public. Per The L.A. Times, the committee hasn't yet answered her request one way or the other.
ADDED: National Journal reports that Issa "has issued a subpoena to Lerner anyway."

-Clayton Bigsby

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#2 May 21, 2013
Lois will soon be out of her new job at Obamacare Central. She's too much of a distraction for Barry and his merry band of Stalinists.


Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#3 May 24, 2013


(AP)- A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner has been replaced as director the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11


#4 May 24, 2013
All involved will plead the fifth, in order to not incriminate the "commander in chief". On top of that, they will all retire with a generous pension.
I Love The Fifth

Blacklick, OH

#5 May 24, 2013
There's no point in helping the witch hunters, especially when it could be your head through the noose.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#6 May 24, 2013
I Love The Fifth wrote:
There's no point in helping the witch hunters, especially when it could be your head through the noose.
HuffPo and Kos want Holder out!

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