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Lerner's attorney says she won't testify, Issa wrong
politico.com ^ | 3/2/14 | REID J. EPSTEIN

Posted on 03/02/2014 11:36:36 AM PST by ColdOne

Rep. Darrell Issa doesn’t know what he’s talking about, the attorney for former IRS official Lois Lerner said Sunday.

Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner, the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division, would testify before his committee Wednesday, which he said he had been told by her attorney.

That attorney, William W. Taylor, said Issa is wrong.

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KEYWORDS: irsteapartyscandal; issa; loislerner
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1 posted on 03/02/2014 11:36:36 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Slap her in jail then. Let her rot.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 11:38:22 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ColdOne

Well, I wonder what happened along the lines of communication to get this story bass ackwards?


3 posted on 03/02/2014 11:43:14 AM PST by Will88
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To: ColdOne
Issa is an ars. He either does not have the power to send her to jail in contempt or he is just another weak piece of crap. She have him the finger and he just curled in a ball and wept. Another bone head.
4 posted on 03/02/2014 11:47:34 AM PST by Logical me
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To: ColdOne

Jail should loosen her tongue!


5 posted on 03/02/2014 11:47:52 AM PST by Plumres
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To: ColdOne

It could happen. She could get immunity between now and Wednesday.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 11:48:43 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly!

I really don’t understand that. How can holder an this idiot, et. Al. be in contempt of congress and there is no conesquences?
Where the hell is the GOP! I know...never mind


7 posted on 03/02/2014 11:53:39 AM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Logical me

Has Issa ever produced anything of value? Any convictions result from his numerous hearing over the years?


8 posted on 03/02/2014 11:55:47 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: ColdOne

If I pulled that, I’d be in jail faster than you can say government corruption.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 11:56:19 AM PST by bgill
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To: Logical me
Oh, heck! GO ahead, turn her loose.

The way loose ends have seemed to be getting tied up lately, maybe she'll beat herself to death with a stick or something...or have an arrhythmia or something...

Lot of that going 'round in some circles.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 11:57:55 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ColdOne
Let's boil this down to the likely outcome and save a lot of time:

Issa: "Lerner's going to testify!"
Lerner: "No, I'm not!"
Issa: "OK."

11 posted on 03/02/2014 11:58:35 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Jim Robinson
Slap her in jail then. Let her rot.

I don't see a problem here. Methinks, prior to the 16th Amendment, the public back then would have lynched her.

5.56mm

12 posted on 03/02/2014 12:01:19 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Jim Robinson

she ultimately must get the needle for her crimes against the Republic. Her actions were to destroy the most fundamental of our rights


13 posted on 03/02/2014 12:02:59 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Cyber Liberty
The easy answer is that Mr. William W. Taylor is no longer her attorney. If he is no longer represented by her and cutting a deal with Mr. Issa, Mz Lerner may not be wanted to be thrown under the Obamabus. I hope she is very conscious about her health.
TWB
14 posted on 03/02/2014 12:03:56 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: Jim Robinson
jail AND dock her a years retirement pay for every day she refuses to testify!!!
15 posted on 03/02/2014 12:04:05 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
Has Issa ever produced anything of value? Any convictions result from his numerous hearing over the years?

You are right. Issa is from California and don't hold your breath just because he has an R after his name. He is useless.

16 posted on 03/02/2014 12:05:18 PM PST by Logical me
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Woo Hoo!

Less than $3.3k to go!!
GIT-R-DONE!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:06:46 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ColdOne

Issa should do what John Wood and Harold Velde did when they ran HUAC. If they called you up and you thumbed your nose at the committee, you would wind up in a place like Lewisburg Federal Penetentiary.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 12:07:26 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: ColdOne
I thought the House has subpoena power?
19 posted on 03/02/2014 12:07:43 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ColdOne

The attorney claiming that Issa is wrong is in effect testifying. This combination of testifying and not testifying and pleading the fifth yet demanding immunity cannot be allowed to stand. It’s bad enough we’ve thrown all rules out the window when it comes to our so-called president, but this is a bureaucrat who has basis to claim such immunity from the legal consequences of her activities.

She should be taken into custody and held on contempt charges. She has given up her potential for immunity based upon her claims at her prior appearance and there is massive, overwhelming evidence that she abused her office and turned it into an auxiliary attack post against the American people in the most egregious and anti-Constitutional ways imaginable.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 12:09:59 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“but this is a bureaucrat who has basis”

should read:

but this is a bureaucrat who has >>NO<< basis


21 posted on 03/02/2014 12:11:51 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Will88
Well, I wonder what happened along the lines of communication to get this story bass ackwards?

Good question. I heard the Fox News Sunday interview. Issa's tone of voice was certain and upbeat. He truly believed Lerner was going to not only show up but testify without immunity. I say make her show up, even if she takes the Fifth for every question. Then throw a bucket of water on her and watch her melt.
22 posted on 03/02/2014 12:11:53 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Make her read the entire 70,000 pages of the tax code to the American people.

Then have her explain it.

Then hang her.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 12:12:32 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Logical me

Has Issa and Upton ever been seen in a room together?

Upton is just like him, profusely apologetic about incandescent light bulbs... promising to right the wrong... yet, here we still are banning them.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 12:13:37 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: glennaro

Issa is starting to look like an alcoholic dad sitting on the couch yelling at two bratty sons fighting, over and over, and never actually getting off the couch to do something about it.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 12:18:58 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Logical me
Issa is from California and don't hold your breath just because he has an R after his name. He is useless.

The problem isn't that he's from California--his district, stretching eastward from Oceanside into rural San Diego and Riverside Counties is as "red" as a tail light. However, it seems he may have caught Potomac fever. This is a malady, probably caused by Potomac mosquitos, which causes politicians who sell themselves to their constituents as conservatives to start going soft.

26 posted on 03/02/2014 12:22:38 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“...This combination of testifying and not testifying and pleading the fifth yet demanding immunity cannot be allowed to stand../..”
********************************************************************

Quite right. See at the link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3036760/posts


27 posted on 03/02/2014 12:26:28 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
Why would she plead the fifth and want immunity if she has done nothing wrong. In other words why is she not in jail.

Congressman Dan Benishek said he was all over this when I called him when it first broke. So far I have seen nothing but That stuff that falls behind bulls from him. He is less than worthless.

28 posted on 03/02/2014 12:31:01 PM PST by jimpick
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To: Jim Robinson

This arrogant marxist needs to be in jail.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 12:33:46 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Fiji Hill

That would be great except the communists appear to be in control and repubs don’t care.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 12:37:08 PM PST by charlie72
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To: Smokin' Joe
Lot of that going 'round in some circles.

If she gets on the same plane, train, bus, ferry, etc. I'm on, I'm getting off and taking the next one.

31 posted on 03/02/2014 12:55:36 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: ColdOne

Issa hearings produce nothing.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 12:59:07 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Whether she testifies or not...Lerner is a marked woman, as far as Obama is concerned. She will meet with some “accident” in the near future, or suffer some strange disease, or something. Just throwing her under the bus will not be enough.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 12:59:43 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: bmwcyle
It's what happens when Republicans follow the process and Democrats make up what's best for them at the moment.

-PJ

34 posted on 03/02/2014 1:01:03 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Logical me

Makes me wonder. Don’t issue pubic orders that you cannot enforce. I certainly hope he didn’t just expect her to comply because of a measly subpoena. Obama’s gang only has respect for laws they create as they create these laws. Do not expect this Thug-O-cracy to show anything we recognize as honor if it is not to their advantage. It thought all this had been made clear after Holder refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 1:03:42 PM PST by lee martell
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To: LostInBayport
He truly believed Lerner was going to not only show up but testify without immunity.

It's really odd. Somebody lied or somebody really screwed up in putting out information somewhere along the line.

But I found it hard to believe when I heard that she would testify without immunity and tell all she knows. The only way I could believe it was she planned a massive case of amnesia and good sprinking of lies that could not be easlily refuted.

36 posted on 03/02/2014 1:05:42 PM PST by Will88
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To: ColdOne
orchestrated to make Issa look more like the DC establishment's rhetorical mouthpiece that he is
37 posted on 03/02/2014 1:06:05 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 1:08:43 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: unixfox
Make her read the entire 70,000 pages of the tax code to the American people. Then have her explain it. Then hang her.

She'd hang herself...

39 posted on 03/02/2014 1:27:02 PM PST by azsportsterman
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To: ColdOne

Issa : savvy, effective investigator, as
Obama : brilliant orator, thinker, strong executive, job creator, and website designer.

Read after me: “Gul, Yoo Kno’ It’s Troo”


40 posted on 03/02/2014 1:32:41 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: ColdOne

Go ahead and give her immunity . . . . for everything she tells the truth about.

‘Cause you know she’s gonna lie. She’s more afraid of Obama than she is of Issa.


41 posted on 03/02/2014 1:35:40 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: ColdOne

I’m sure she got a call from o and was told, don’t say anything or else. If you keep quiet I’ll pardon you as soon as your thrown in jail.


42 posted on 03/02/2014 1:46:48 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: ColdOne

I was so looking forward to hearing her testify! I bought cinamon and cheese popcorn.


43 posted on 03/02/2014 1:48:04 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: ColdOne

SingSing until she sings!


44 posted on 03/02/2014 1:50:23 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Issa is like a yapping poodle when a burglar breaks in.


45 posted on 03/02/2014 1:58:46 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21

I refer to him as the DC Gossip Columnist.


46 posted on 03/02/2014 2:05:44 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: Dalberg-Acton

I like lawyers about as much as the next person but in this case
a lawyer’s attitude and specialized knowledge is needed. Issa
should be replaced by Trey Gowdy.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 2:34:33 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: ColdOne

Issa should just send her notes with a number on them. Start off with “20”. Then the next note, “22”, the next “25”. Eventually she should get the message that this is the number of years she should anticipate spending in a federal prison, once Obama is out of office.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 2:46:16 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It may be that Lerner’s attorney is just saying this
to keep her alive until she can testify.

Should be an interesting week.


49 posted on 03/02/2014 3:06:10 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ColdOne

Take her broom away and toss her in jail then...


50 posted on 03/02/2014 3:10:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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