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    LIVE: House Oversight hearing on #IRS targeting – Lois Lerner to appear (Update – Pleads the 5th)

    LIVE: House Oversight hearing on #IRS targeting – Lois Lerner to appear (Update – Pleads the 5th)

    Not a single question answered.

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a hearing on IRS targeting for 9:30am ET today.

    Former IRS official Lois Lerner has been recalled to testify before the committee; she is expected to appear, but after much confusion over the last few days, it’s unclear whether or not Lerner will answer any questions.

    Update:  Hearing over, Lerner pleaded the 5th to all questions:

    (Lois Lerner Pleads 5th House Hearing 3-5-2014)

    (Lois Lerner Pleads 5th House Hearing 3-5-2014)

    Issa showed an email from Lerner in 2011 demonstrating hostility to the Tea Party and asked her about it, but she refused to answer questions about it:

    (Lois Lerner Exhibit House Hearing 3-5-2014)

    (Lois Lerner Exhibit House Hearing 3-5-2014)

    Lerner left the hearing without answering a single quesion:

    (Lois Lerner Leaves House Hearing 3-5-2014)

    After Darrell Issa called the hearing adjourned, Rep. Elijah Cummings insisted on making a statement.  Issa had the microphone turned off and told people the hearing was over, as Cummings shouted:

    (IRS Lerner Hearing Cummings shouting)

    (IRS Lerner Hearing Cummings shouting)


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    Is there a way to rescind her resignation and then fire her?
    Take away her retirement and other benefits?
    Maybe a little financial pressure would change her mind.


     
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    Cleetus | March 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    The next step is for Issa declare Lois Lerner to be in contempt and see if Holder will put her in jail. If Holder refuses to put Lerner in jail, especially if the contempt citation is questioned and upheld by the courts, then there will now be a situation where a lawful sentence for a real crime will be denied and there can be no excuse or white washing it. The outrage should be overwhelming and if it is not, then all is lost for we no longer can be considered a nation of laws.


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