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Rep. Darrell Issa: IRSí Lois Lerner waived Fifth Amendment rights
The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2013 | David Sherfinski

Posted on 06/28/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT by jazusamo

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa said Friday he believes the woman at the center of the IRS scandal waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she came before the committee last month.

“I have considered the matter deliberately,” including the opinion of Lois Lerner’s lawyers, Mr. Issa said,

Ms. Lerner, director of tax-exempt organizations for the IRS, began the witnesses’ testimony by denying that she acted improperly and then invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

“I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws,” she said. “I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations, and I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee.”

Mr. Issa dismissed Ms. Lerner from the witness table, but Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, objected, saying that since she made a brief statement in her defense, that effectively waived her right to invoke the Fifth Amendment.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 5thamendment; irs; irsscandal; issa; lerner
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1 posted on 06/28/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Since when does rule of law apply to liberals?


2 posted on 06/28/2013 8:56:19 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: jazusamo

Issa should never have let her leave the room. He should have suspended the hearing to consult with attorneys and made her keep her lying ass in the chair until they got legal ruling.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 8:57:04 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Well, call her back and start asking questions.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 8:57:14 AM PDT by mware
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To: jazusamo
I thought that ding-bat had already been called back?

For all the good it will do...

5 posted on 06/28/2013 8:57:43 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I hear you and it’s seldom, probably won’t in this matter either.


6 posted on 06/28/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks to Trey Gowdy for calling out the sham!


7 posted on 06/28/2013 8:59:09 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: jazusamo

So they recall Lerner, and she again refuses to testify, and they hold her in contempt. Isn’t this just like Holder?
a short lived PR victory at best?


8 posted on 06/28/2013 8:59:29 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Baynative; grobdriver

Elijah Cummings will pull every trick out of the hat to derail calling her back, IMO.


9 posted on 06/28/2013 9:01:05 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: swamprebel

Have the Sargent-at-Arms arrest her, cuff her and frogmarch her out.


10 posted on 06/28/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: swamprebel

Or she just lies, and dares Issa to do anything about it.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 9:02:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo
Republican tactic:

Strike while the iron is hot

Strike when the iron is as cold as Nancy Pelosi's heart.


12 posted on 06/28/2013 9:02:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Since when does rule of law apply to liberals?”

Exactly.

Prediction: Nothing will happen. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

Reset II - it’s not only a good idea, it’s becoming the only idea.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cotton1706

Amen to that, a shame we don’t have many more like Trey Gowdy.


14 posted on 06/28/2013 9:03:21 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; All

Hearing today
Part 1 is one hour 7 minutes

Internal Revenue Service Targeting Investigation

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Lern

about 20 min.

Internal Revenue Service Targeting Investigation, Part 2

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/TargetingI

Rep. Issa Opening - Full Committee Business Meeting | 6/29/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqa7eE1PCUI

LERNER: Rep. Gowdy - Full Committee Business Meeting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PUON3HRjjs


15 posted on 06/28/2013 9:05:32 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The rule applies to every other COMMON CRIMINAL in America but NOT to this creep?


16 posted on 06/28/2013 9:06:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks!


17 posted on 06/28/2013 9:07:19 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Howdy called it right away, Mr. Chairman...
Shoulda listened to him...


18 posted on 06/28/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Good grief!!!
That’s Gowdy, you POS iPad.....


19 posted on 06/28/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: jazusamo

Welcome!
You really should watch those segments in the House Oversight Committee.

They brought up an amendment and a resolution. It was on c-span 2 so it may be replayed on tv at some time.

I could not watch all of it, but there was one congress member (a Democrat) who was calling out Issa for a “witch hunt”.

I’ll have to watch it again (didn’t catch it at the time) because I was not clear exactly what the outcome was of the amendment vote or the resolution vote.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 9:12:02 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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