Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will not testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unless she’s given immunity from prosecution, her lawyer told POLITICO Tuesday. “They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity,” William W. Taylor III said in a phone interview. “That’s the way to resolve all of this.” The comments reflect the hard-line approach Lerner, the former head of the IRS division that scrutinized conservative groups, and her legal team are taking in defending her role in the agency’s scandal.
Comments: While I would rather nail her to the wall and throw her in jail, I´m OK with this. Let her have immunity. We can see who was controlling this. Don´t forget, immunity will not protect her if she commits perjury going forward.
No immunity. Defund the IRS until she is fired without benefits. This witch might have originated a lot of criminal behavior. She needs jail time. If she wont testify, get someone else to testify against her.
Issa went up the chain too fast. The testimony from George was that he interviewed the Cincy office grunts with Lerner present. Issa needs to subpoena one of them and give them immunity to rat out Lerner. Once she´s being prosecuted, she´ll be a bit more willing to rat out the one´s higher up.
This is so transparent it´s ridiculous. The House will give immunity then she´ll testify that she was the only person involved in the targeting scandal and since she has immunity nothing will be done. And that will be the end of the IRS saga.
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Mass Minority, 7/3/2013 10:13:11 AM (No. 9406925)
Here is e scenario we must avoid. Grant Lerner immunity. Lerner immediately confesses to being the mastermind andinal arbiter of all things anti conservative in the IRS. end of investigation, end of house review end of IRS scandal as the MSM shouts "squirrel" at the top of their collective lungs and blazes "Royals expect early birth" in four inch high banner headlines for the next 6 weeks.
Lerner "resign" and is immediately is promoted to a senior administrative position in the Obamacare enforcement racket.
I guess if I ever get into hot water, I need to find the phone number of Lerner´s mouthpiece. He might have given her some bad information (read the statement then take the 5th, because it does open up her to some interpretation of the law).
´Cause I would expect he´d shoot for the moon and a couple stars from the get go.
I like the idea of getting a couple underlings to fess up first, but under no instance should Lerner get immunity without telling what she knows AND getting FULL and COMPLETE verification.
I´d also include in the immunity deal a resignation from current IRS position and an agreement not to accept federal employment or a position which involves lobbying, or contracting with the federal government.
But that´s only if she has something to offer that is needed. Otherwise, haul her and her shyster lawyer´s butt back up to the Hill and have to say "I take the fifth" to every question put before her.
And pass a law that requires any federal employee who lies before Congress or takes the fifth before Congress must be fired immediately and is ineligible for re-employment.
It sickens me that we live in a world where people like Lois Lerner can do ugly and illegal deeds, then under oath lie and say she did nothing wrong, and by the way, I do not intend to let you question me, as I refuse to talk, as you might find I did do something wrong. Then she goes on to collect her huge salary and is placed on leave. We let people off the hook; they screw up, they lie, and they continue with their good life. When are we going to hold people accountable? When are people like Lois Lerner going to be punished and put in jail? The democrats talk about voter suppression; what Lois Lerner and her crew did was the biggest voter suppression in America´s history, and no one is held accountable. These lying IRS agents are no about to implement our healthcare. 0bama is hiring another 20,000 of these arrogant people to run our healthcare. Anyone listening?
Let´s suppose they get George Zimmerman on the stand over there in Florida. And suppose he gives a long speech about how he´s innocent of murder and only was defending himself when poor Trayvon was shot. Could he THEN invoke his fifth amendment rights? No?
Unless you just crawled from under a rock, you can fairly well ascertain that the lady is as guilty as they come. No need to pander to her, simply get a rope, and move on to the next one who has "pled the 5th".Eventually you´ll get to a sensible person who will truly tell the truth about just how high up this went, rather than face the rope themselves.
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