5/22/2013

IRS Official Lois Lerner Pleads The Fifth, Refuses To Testify To Congress

Posted by Brian

It looks like the Obama Administration finally found something in the Constitution that they agree with.

CONFUSION ERUPTS IN IRS HEARING AFTER LOIS LERNER TRIES TO PLEAD THE 5TH — WATCH IT ALL UNFOLD 
May. 22, 2013 10:50am Madeleine Morgenstern

Lois Lerner strikes a defiant pose after refusing to answer questions regarding the IRS' targeting of the Tea Party, conservative groups, pro-Israeli groups, and conservative religious organizations for political reasons.
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the political targeting scandal invoked her constitutional right not to answer lawmakers’ questions on Wednesday, but defiantly asserted that she has done nothing wrong — prompting confusion about how exactly she was using her right not to incriminate herself.
Lois Lerner leads the IRS office that determines which organizations receive tax-exempt status, and was the first to publicly disclose earlier this month that the IRS gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups.
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