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Lois Lerner to plead the Fifth
Wednesday before Issa Committee

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:earlybird, 5/22/2013 9:02:04 AM

We can now officially call the Obama administration besieged. One of President Obama´s underlings is set to plead her Fifth Amendment Right against self-incrimination in the burgeoning IRS scandal. The Los Angeles Times broke the story: Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, won´t answer questions about what she knew about the improper screening - or why she didn´t disclose it to Congress, according to a letter from her defense lawyer, William W. Taylor III. Lerner was scheduled to appear before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

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Lerner´s defense lawyer, Taylor, is a criminal defense attorney from the Washington firm Zuckerman Spaeder

According to CSpan3´s schedule, this hearing airs live at 9.30AM ET.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woodsman, 5/22/2013 9:10:07 AM     (No. 9339358)

Why CSPAN III....like there´s something more important on CSPAN I & II?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hector67, 5/22/2013 9:15:10 AM     (No. 9339369)

C-Span and C-Span2 are committed to run house and senate sessions. But it doesn´t hurt that fewer people have access to C-Span III.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/22/2013 9:17:25 AM     (No. 9339374)

In closing paragraph the author cited possible immunized testimony. No. Give lerner nothing. Prosecute her. Send her to prison.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: justavoter, 5/22/2013 9:20:36 AM     (No. 9339378)

Calling the Obama administration "besieged" is making the Obama administration the victim. Obama is not the victim, the American People are.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 5/22/2013 9:21:06 AM     (No. 9339381)

Of course the replaying of the video highlights of her pleading the 5th will never see the light of day with the alphabets. But Fox will show it and maybe that will be enough to arouse suspicion with the general public. He is right, this isn´t a court of law and the 5th may protect Lerner but will be devastating to Obambi and his liberal minions. Good move on Issa’s part to have her appear and deny to answer questions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/22/2013 9:37:59 AM     (No. 9339404)

Let´s turn back the clock this morning and take a walk down memory lane to one of the "most sensational" days ever in the history of early television, the date "The Godfather," Frank "The Prime Minister" of the Underworld" Costello appeared before The Senate Kefauver Committee:

DATE: March 19, 1951

LOCATION: The United States Capitol-Senate´s Kefauver Committee investigating crime and interstate commerce

QUESTION: "What have you done for your country Mr. Costello?"

ANSWER: "Paid my tax."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/22/2013 9:39:27 AM     (No. 9339409)

Committee hearings - both House and Senate - that are broadcast live are aired on CSpan3.

But why on earth are we nattering about what channel they are using? Those who care should go to cspan.org and have a look at how it´s set up.

Far more important is the hearing itself, which is on now. We are recording it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 5/22/2013 10:11:13 AM     (No. 9339450)

Thanks for the Cspan heads up! Tuned in just as DEMOCRAT Stephen Lynch of Mass gave his opening statement and it profoundly compared the IRS activities to those of Communist China literally reading from the State Department´s report on human rights in China...he summed up perfectly the purpose of the hearing...hard hitting and stunning coming from a Dim...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: comstock, 5/22/2013 10:31:32 AM     (No. 9339482)

She´s had a week to run her shredder overtime, wipe her hard disks, cover her tracks. They won´t have anything on her unless they can produce it in writing or in an electronic email.

Lock her out of her office. Send in the Marshals to seize and seal any records they can find, especially systemwide backups.

It won´t happen. The rot runs deep in this government (and I mean government, not administration - the liberals have infested it from top to bottom). Any witnesses will be intimidated into silence.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lylacat, 5/22/2013 10:39:49 AM     (No. 9339494)

We all know 0bama will not want a special prosecutor, so the congress needs to push for one. Lerner is guilty as sin; if she had nothing to hide, she would answer all questions and be completely transparent. This administration has been the most abusive and corrupt of anything I have seen in my lifetime. Fast and Furious, selling guns to terrorists, Benghazi with Hillary selling stinger missiles to terrorists, then sending in an ambassador to get them back, only to have him and three others murdered. When questioned, Hillary knows nothing. Holder illegally seizing phone records of anyone he likes, and when asked about it, of course, he knows nothing. Prosecute them all, and let them serve time in prison.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/22/2013 10:43:17 AM     (No. 9339503)

done and done. she got in, hit and got out. Trey Gowdy tried his best to protest her opening statement, saying that in view of the fact that she made an opening statement she invalidated her immunity, but no dice. she´s outta there - exit, stage left...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bob913, 5/22/2013 1:41:30 PM     (No. 9339838)

Darrell Issa let her go! Why did he do so?
$$$ for him.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 5/22/2013 1:55:53 PM     (No. 9339866)

#12, Read the transcript of Issa´s remarks or replay the C-Span video for his stated rationale...and, by the way, Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bob913, 5/22/2013 4:26:08 PM     (No. 9340164)

Issa to haul Lerner back before committee
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Darryl must have gotten an earful from all of us with common sense!

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