22 May 2013

IRS Division Head Will Take the Fifth

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Politico:

Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will invoke her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself when she appears before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

In a letter to Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Lerner’s attorney William W. Taylor III cites the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the issue of whether the IRS singled out tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

Lerner, who oversaw the IRS nonprofit department, will be the first person involved with the IRS scandal to publicly invoke the Fifth Amendment.

“Just when you think things can’t get any stranger around here, they take a twist,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told POLITICO, adding, “this is a very serious matter.”

Taylor’s letter requests that Lerner be excused from testifying, but Issa has issued a subpoena to compel her appearance.

“Requiring her to appear at the hearing merely to assert her Fifth Amendment privilege would have no purpose other than to embarrass or burden her,” Taylor wrote.

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T. Shaw

The Committee needs to subpoena National Treasury Employees Union Presdient Colleen Kelly and ask her whether Obama ordered her to sic the NTEU Cinncinnati Officr brown shirts on TEA party, et al or did she offer to order the goons to harrass the TEA party.



SDD

The “brown shirts” didn’t need Adolph Hitler to send a memo about the Jews. They knew from all of his speeches and reading Mein Kampf what was expected of them.



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