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Top IRS Official to Plead Fifth

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 21, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    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.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/21/IRS-Scandal-Lois-Lerner-To-Invoke-Fifth-Amendment
     
  2. HankD

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    It just happened.

    However just before she refused to answer any questions, she made a statement to the effect that she had done nothing wrong thereby giving testimony and technically waiving her rights to the 5th ammendment.

    After which she was dismissed and she and her enterourage stomped out of the hearing.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...539900-c2e6-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html


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  3. poncho

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    Plead the fifth amendment on your tax form and see what happens.
     
  4. HankD

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    You will soon be wearing an orange jumper.
     
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    At the least, it means she fears the FBI investigation.
     
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    Who cares? I can't understand why the jurors couldn't agree on Jody Airis? I wonder if my government check has arrived yet?
     
  7. Revmitchell

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    That cannot be true Harry Reid says taxes are voluntary.
     
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