Skip to comments.Emails Show Lois Lerner's Attorney Agreed She Would Give Testimony to House Oversight Committee
Posted on 03/03/2014 1:08:12 PM PST by jazusamo
Yesterday on Fox News Sunday House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa announced Lois Lerner, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS, would be back in front of Congress this week to testify about the inappropriate targeting of conservative, tea party and patriot groups. Issa cited Lerner's attorney, William Taylor, as the source of confirmation of her agreement to testify on Wednesday, March 5.
Shortly after that appearance, Taylor told POLITICO an agreement Lerner would testify was not made, that he didn't know where Issa was coming from and that Lerner would continue to plead the Fifth.
As of now, she intends to continue to assert her Fifth Amendment rights, Taylor said. I do not know why Issa said what he said.
Emails show otherwise and indicate a willingness by Lerner to wave her Fifth Amendment rights. In an email dated Saturday May 1 at 3:10 p.m., less than 24 hours before Issa's announcement on Fox News, Taylor confirmed Lerner would be willing to testify, but wanted a one week delay. The emails also show an agreement to testify came without a guarantee of immunity. What isn't clear in the email exchange is whether Taylor agreed Lerner would testify in front of a public hearing or to the Committee behind closed doors as part of a deposition.
"As a general practice, the Oversight Committee does not disclose discussions with representatives of private citizens about possible public testimony," Oversight Committee spokeswoman Becca Watkins tells Townhall. "In the case of Ms. Lerner, correspondence is being made available to set the record straight on offers made by her attorney about her willingness to testify and answer questions without any grant of immunity."
Lerner was subpoenaed last year after admitting the IRS targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny. She has a legal obligation to show up to the public hearing on Wednesday, but it is unclear if she is legally obligated to answer questions.
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That or shortly after Issa announced Lerner would be testifying her and her attorney recieved an offer she couldn’t refuse.
I’d wager money it involved either Sheryl Mills, Holder or Valerie Jarrett.
As does Lois Lerner.
That’s possible, maybe Lerner and Taylor got an offer they couldn’t refuse.
It was probably Boehner and Issa that threatened her if she did come in.
“In an email dated Saturday May 1 at 3:10 p.m., less than 24 hours before Issa’s announcement on Fox News,”
Wow that is rather amazing. They can see the future.
Yep, they definitely need an editor at TH.
Today, in an interview on FOX, Trey Gowdy said she can “save herself or go down in flames”. I’m sure she doesn’t want to be “Fuddied” and I’d bet she’s been threatened. Then again, who can believe ANYTHING this bunch of liars tells you ... they may tell her if she keeps her yap shut and plays along, she’ll be ok. Ultimately, she’s going to “burn baby burn” whatever choice she makes .... the consequences of being the devil’s handmaiden.
Lois Lerner, future suicide victim.
All of the honest lawyers are given a bad reputation by the other 99% like this guy.
No wonder so many politicians are lawyers.
According to the story, Lerner is going to “wave her 5th amendment rights,” which apparently is different from waiving them, so she isn’t lying now after all, lol.
Which one was deputy to Janet, (Branch Davidian) Reno.
Nice try but use a spellchecker.
With a nail gun. :-)