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IRS OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER WANTS IMMUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS
Big Government ^ | 7/6/2013 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY

Posted on 07/06/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT by markomalley

On Tuesday, William W. Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal who invoked her Fifth amendment rights before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, set forward his client's hard line conditions to return and testify openly before the committee.

"They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity. That’s the way to resolve all of this," he told Politico.

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was unimpressed. "We hope she comes in and gives us the truth and answers questions. If that doesn’t happen, then you cross the next bridge. … If she says, ‘No, I’m going to come in and assert my Fifth Amendment rights again and not going to speak,’ then you think about what the other options are."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 5thamendment; antichristian; antiteaparty; fifthamendment; howtostealanelection; irs; irss; irsscandal; liberalbigot; liedtocongress; loislerner; partisanwitchhunt; taxes; teaparty; testimony
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What about omerta?
1 posted on 07/06/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

What about waterboarding?


2 posted on 07/06/2013 8:11:02 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: markomalley

She said she broke no laws. Why would she need immunity?


3 posted on 07/06/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: markomalley

contempt and jail works for me.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 8:11:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

Immunity ,what else would you expect from The IRS Hitler ,the nerve of congress to ask her questions


5 posted on 07/06/2013 8:11:57 AM PDT by molson209
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To: markomalley

This is infuriating! She already stated that she did nothing wrong, broke no laws, and followed IRS rules and regulations. So why does she need immunity?! The government has become our enemy.

And why is she still receiving a salary?! (which we are paying for)

I blame Issa for this!!!!


6 posted on 07/06/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT by District13 (I miss my country!)
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To: markomalley
She belongs in jail,take her salary away and all benefits..she knows lots and should be made to tell or put her butt away.
7 posted on 07/06/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by PLD
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To: markomalley

A Slow Lerner, apparently.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 8:14:00 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: markomalley

I have no problem granting her immunity ... after they strip her of her job, salary, benefits, and retirement. Then, sure.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 8:14:13 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: markomalley

Hard to figure out why she’d want immunity since “there is no scandal” and “she didn’t do anything wrong.”


10 posted on 07/06/2013 8:16:18 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: markomalley
Immunity from what? Is she just admitting she broke the law?
11 posted on 07/06/2013 8:17:16 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: markomalley

If given immunity she will simply lie about all she knows with impunity. We can’t punish her , she will be rewarded by Soros or Obama somehow , it will have no effect ... how about defunding a few full agencies... the EPA comes immediately to mind ,, it is completely unnecessary as each state has their own mirror agency already in place...


12 posted on 07/06/2013 8:17:26 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: wideawake
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Issa ... this is a trap ...


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13 posted on 07/06/2013 8:17:53 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: markomalley

If she learns that the committee is serious about finding her for contempt followed by incarceration, she will sing plenty before that happens.


14 posted on 07/06/2013 8:19:14 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Might this be telegraphing the question of protective custody or a security detail for her safety?


15 posted on 07/06/2013 8:19:31 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: markomalley
Oh, and who the F*uk does she think she is by dictating the rules by which she will come back and testify before Congress? Is there no such thing as a subpoena?
16 posted on 07/06/2013 8:19:55 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: cardinal4
What about waterboarding?

She's too fugly she will break the board. She's even uglier inside

17 posted on 07/06/2013 8:20:14 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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can we tell the IRS that when they call for an audit??


18 posted on 07/06/2013 8:20:34 AM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

She and her lawyers and the administration will draw out the amnesty negotiations until the 2014 elections. Count on it. This is just a delaying tactic.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 8:20:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: wideawake
I'm surprised that question would be asked on FR. I'm guessing you did not post your question as a joke.

The primary reason the founding fathers included the Fifth amendment was to protect the innocent. You should read up on it. A quick internet search of “who is responsible for the Fifth Amendment?” will answer your question.

That does not mean everyone that invokes it is innocent.

20 posted on 07/06/2013 8:21:48 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Bingo!


21 posted on 07/06/2013 8:23:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

I think she should be waterboarded. :-)


22 posted on 07/06/2013 8:25:32 AM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: markomalley
Anybody remember Ollie North getting immunity from the democrats to testify during Iran - Contra...

That worked real well for them...not...

How about hold Lerner in contempt and toss her donkey ass in jail with time to think about it...

23 posted on 07/06/2013 8:26:00 AM PDT by Popman
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To: markomalley

Unless she offers up many others who will get us to the truth, she shouldn’t be ‘given’ the time of day.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 8:26:34 AM PDT by GOPJ ((MSNBC?)... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Neidermeyer

Does immunity protect one against lying or perjury?


25 posted on 07/06/2013 8:27:15 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: PLD
She belongs in jail,take her salary away and all benefits..she knows lots and should be made to tell or put her butt away.

LOL

You must be kidding.

When the marxists are in power in DC, you get extra points for corruption, commission of illegal acts, and acting as unethically as possible.

This evil bitch is a true comrade and hero of the apparatchik, and will get a nice bonus to boot.

26 posted on 07/06/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: markomalley
The People are getting tired of United States Congress wallowing
like pigs at their banks, empowering Islamic pimps to enslave
children, weaponizing narco- and al Qaeda terrorists,
leaving the border open even after terrorists admit to starting fires,
making THEMSELVES exempt from SEC laws and ObamaCARE,
and DOING NOTHING TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 8:29:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: markomalley

Yeah, grant her immunity to say nothing of value and then pretend she has told all she knows. And then our corrupt Justice Dept. and all its agencies will conduct no credible investigations to find out what Lerner and others did.

Corrupt federal government from top to bottom.


28 posted on 07/06/2013 8:29:42 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Maine Mariner

Does immunity protect one against lying or perjury?
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It does if none of your co-conspirators tells the truth and the agency refuses to give up documents. Besides there’s always a presidential pardon and a good paying “non-profit” job just waiting to happen in the back of their minds.


29 posted on 07/06/2013 8:31:36 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: markomalley

The most she should be granted immunity on is jaywalking on her way to testify. Let this miserable government oppressor answer questions. She can either tell the truth or lie and risk perjury charges.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 8:32:55 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Diogenesis
"Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin,"

Yep.

5.56mm

31 posted on 07/06/2013 8:35:37 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Oops, my netiquette is poor...

5.56mm

32 posted on 07/06/2013 8:36:45 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Cowboy Bob

>>>Immunity from what? Is she just admitting she broke the law?>>>

It sure seems she did just admit that that she broke the law.

Would any one of us be able to claim immunity if we were tried for any crime?


33 posted on 07/06/2013 8:36:58 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: dennisw

One of my oldest friends is an Obama lover. I sent him an email recently outlining all of the seditious, criminal, homosexual and treasonous activity the Hussein regime engages in, condones, and supports in its fomenting of the 3rd worlding of America. I accused him of not only condoning it, but embracing it. I further stated that all who continue to support Hussein should be stripped of their citizenship. I haven’t heard back from him..


34 posted on 07/06/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: wideawake

I read her desire for immunity is to protect her from a different interpretation of what constitutes right and wrong if you are just following orders from your superiors.

I yield to more learned people than myself on this subject. I may be totally wrong.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 8:37:20 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Sacajaweau

There was a time when she would rot in jail until she was ready to talk.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 8:38:16 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Belteshazzar

She’ll lie her butt off with it and the weak kneed pubbies will let her get away with it just like Holder and others.


37 posted on 07/06/2013 8:38:16 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: markomalley

Offer immunity, and then, right before she testifies, announce that you have new information that requires you to withdraw the offer of immunity. Make her sit there goggle-eyed for awhile in front of the cameras. Two can play this game.


38 posted on 07/06/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: markomalley

I don’t trust her. Congress should not fall for this.


39 posted on 07/06/2013 8:39:06 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: markomalley

Immunity eh? Well, well, well!


40 posted on 07/06/2013 8:40:19 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: markomalley

How about witness protection program?


41 posted on 07/06/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: cardinal4

I thought I was a liberal in my youth. The truth was I didn’t “get” politics, but, all the smart profs were liberals so that HAD to be the right ideology...didn’t it? Deep down I knew I must be stupid because I couldn’t successfully argue the liberal viewpoints. Then one day I saw the light (Thank you, Rush!) Oh the joy I experienced when suddenly everything political made sense. I was so ecstatic that I couldn’t wait to share that joy and obviously true insight with my liberal friends...oh boy. I have different friends now.


42 posted on 07/06/2013 8:52:10 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: hoosiermama

How about witness protection program?


A short rope and a long drop as an example? A provisional Senate and House would be another step in the right direction (oops pun?).


43 posted on 07/06/2013 8:55:53 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Any law repugnant to the Constitutuon is null and void.....ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS! It's the Law.)
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To: Rome2000

Of course you are right,I can dream can’t I.. the first thing I do when I wake in the morning is to pray these thugs get what they deserve.


44 posted on 07/06/2013 8:56:00 AM PDT by PLD
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To: markomalley
"They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity. That’s the way to resolve all of this," he told Politico.

One can not help but wonder as to what cesspool of lawlessness the IRS must be when an employee requires immunity to answer questions about her job performance.............

45 posted on 07/06/2013 8:58:27 AM PDT by varon (Down with tyranny)
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To: wideawake

“She said she broke no laws. Why would she need immunity?”

5th Amendment protection is only for criminal proceedings. That means she thinks she is criminally at risk. She affirmatively asserted that she broke no laws. She is immediately at risk for perjury.

If I were Issa, I would play hard ball. I would tell her that by asserting the 5th, she is basically admitting that she broke the law. Therefore, he is initiating a criminal referral for perjury and crimes yet undiscovered to the US Attorney.

Her normal life is basically over at this point. She will now have to spend her savings to keep herself from being convicted of a felony and being sent to prison. Her career in government is over.

No immunity unless you deliver people above you. She cannot “take the fall” for the administration.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 9:00:00 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: markomalley

As long as she gives up the person who was in charge of the IRS tea party mess I say give her immunity. If she lies with the immunity, she will lose it. I think it was Obama that asked for the IRS to do the slowdown. I know for sure it was someone in the Whitehouse.


47 posted on 07/06/2013 9:00:42 AM PDT by Plumres
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To: Hostage

I suspect so, too. Anyways let’s try to figure out how to use this small fish to entrap the BIG FISH...


48 posted on 07/06/2013 9:01:32 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: Plumres

Of course offer her a deal. Who cares about her. Let’s find out who told her to do this.


49 posted on 07/06/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: markomalley
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50 posted on 07/06/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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