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Darrell Issa angrily adjourns Oversight hearing after Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth
The Daily Caller ^ | March 5, 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 03/05/2014 7:14:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

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To: Rusty0604

Watching this crazy thing on CSPAN now. Cummings “going off” after the committee adjourned. You know... there is a way to handle this. Boehner needs to send cummings a letter and explain that he is no longer on the committee. End of story. Have a nice day.


51 posted on 03/05/2014 8:11:21 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic (Cummings)
52 posted on 03/05/2014 8:12:18 AM PST by blam
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To: TurboZamboni

Issa is taking it step by step.

Lerner sprang the first surprise by professing innocence and then taking the Fifth.

Next step: Consult constitutional experts, to see if Lerner was legal in waiving her rights.

I’m assuming the answer was no, since the hearings recommenced.

Next step: Get the pertinent questions before the press and the public at the next televised hearing. Adjourn before the Rats get the airwaves.

Next step: Present arguments for prosecution to the committee and let them vote, off camera.

I’m guessing a bit here, but I give the chairman more credit than some.


53 posted on 03/05/2014 8:14:38 AM PST by firebrand
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To: thirst4truth
Eligah did his best impersonation of Jeremiah Wright today. What a buffoon.
54 posted on 03/05/2014 8:15:15 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: thirst4truth

Good job——keep it up.


55 posted on 03/05/2014 8:15:26 AM PST by Liz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We need to get the apolitical interested in this. Here’s my Facebook post today:

Facebook is mainly a place to keep up with old friends and family. In that vein, I’ve tried to limit my political posts.

But, today I have to say something to all of my friends, because EVERY US citizen needs to recognize this:

FOR THE BETTER PART OF TWO YEARS (OR MORE), THE IRS WAS TARGETING CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

Fact.

If you are not aware of this issue, I urge you to research it. Start with the Google searches “Lois Lerner” and “not even a smidgen”.

If you will tolerate this, what other forms of government corruption and suppression will you support?

First they came…


56 posted on 03/05/2014 8:15:29 AM PST by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: thirst4truth
Eligah did his best impersonation of Jeremiah Wright today. What a buffoon.
57 posted on 03/05/2014 8:17:04 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Rusty0604

Gowdy will go nuts. Will be fun to watch...


58 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:19 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: billhilly

Its time for House leadership to investigate Cummings for his part in the coverup. I’d bring this thing right to his front door.


59 posted on 03/05/2014 8:24:47 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Excellent.
She belongs in prison.
Bring on the Special Prosecutor.
This evil woman is collecting a huge retirement at our expense.


60 posted on 03/05/2014 8:25:24 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Issa interviewed after the hearing was peppered with opposition challenges from the lame stream media reporter-stooges.
Cummings gets to spew his propaganda totally uninterrupted.

Despicable and predictable.

61 posted on 03/05/2014 8:27:14 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: onyx
Her treatment wuz racist,,,,,

...No Just Us No Peace!...No Just Us No Peace!




62 posted on 03/05/2014 8:28:04 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Agreed. 100%


63 posted on 03/05/2014 8:29:17 AM PST by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: kjam22

Cummings has the race immunity clause in his favor.


64 posted on 03/05/2014 8:31:38 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I refuse to waste a minute of my life listening to that old, racist fool.

GREAT GRAPHIC!


65 posted on 03/05/2014 8:31:59 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Doogle

Question for any legal FReepers who may be on the board...what is the statute of limitations for the charges Lerner might face, if she was indicted.

The strategy of Lerner and the Dims is clear enough; they’re trying to run out the clock. Issa can subpoena her every day of the week, and she will keep invoking the 5th. Meanwhile, the Holder Justice Department won’t remotely consider charging her with any crimes.

Did I mention that Ms. Lerner is collecting a $110,000 yearly federal pension as she tries to run out the clock?


66 posted on 03/05/2014 8:32:04 AM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Rusty0604

I do believe Lerner would be behind bars now if he did.


67 posted on 03/05/2014 8:33:32 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Q: Why didn’t he remand her to the custody of the Sergeant at arms to be held for contempt of congress?

A: Because he’s a WUSS. Like most Congressional “Republicans”.


68 posted on 03/05/2014 8:35:10 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Obadiah
What the... Issa didn’t figure this out ahead of time?? Exactly what kind of two-bit circus is the GOPe running here?

Circus! Where the trapeze and clowns have their rehearsed lines and tricks and stunts.

69 posted on 03/05/2014 8:37:20 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: onyx

Thanks!

I thought the sound system on my MAC had died while watching the video ....as his mic was cut off....

the woman refuses to answer questions...but Issa is Un American?

this Cummings clown should have his own show on MSNBC!


70 posted on 03/05/2014 8:38:09 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: onyx

A grand jury is the answer.


71 posted on 03/05/2014 8:45:49 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Issa didn’t look “angry” at all? Fed up, sure, we all are. But not “angry”.

More like an exasperated Adult trying to deal with a particularly unruly child.


72 posted on 03/05/2014 8:49:54 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: TexasGator

nothing, other than it’s on the public record. She’s “retired”, her pension should be pulled.


73 posted on 03/05/2014 8:51:15 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: billhilly

Well, I think to get to a grand jury, a SP is first nescessary, because Holder’s DoJ isn’t going indict her.


74 posted on 03/05/2014 8:52:05 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Arrest the wench.


75 posted on 03/05/2014 8:53:44 AM PST by madison10
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So between Issa’s apperance on Chris Wallace's Sunday morning show where he spoke of today's testimony and today, BHO has assured Lois he will pardon her before leaving office.
76 posted on 03/05/2014 9:11:13 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Rockitz
apperance = appearance.
77 posted on 03/05/2014 9:12:01 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t understand why this “hearing” today even took place. Did Issa have information that led him to believe she’d do anything other than take the fifth? Why did they think today would be any different than the last hearing?


78 posted on 03/05/2014 9:13:41 AM PST by 762X51
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To: DannyTN

You think they’re going to do any of that?


79 posted on 03/05/2014 9:14:16 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Nothing but a dog and pony show.


80 posted on 03/05/2014 9:14:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All just a play to try to convince people that there’s a difference between Republicans and Democrats....When the cameras are off, and they go to the backrooms, they’re all buddy-buddy.


81 posted on 03/05/2014 9:15:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TurboZamboni

LOL.


82 posted on 03/05/2014 9:19:07 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: kjam22

But actually, Boner will defend “his good friend” and bash the Tea Party.


83 posted on 03/05/2014 9:22:41 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Rusty0604

Gowdy voted for Boehner for speaker.


84 posted on 03/05/2014 9:31:17 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hillary gets a free pass on Benghazi, and now it appears that Lerner will not be held to account for the IRS scandal.

Things are moving along nicely for the Democrats, with the help of the feckless GOP.


85 posted on 03/05/2014 9:32:20 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: firebrand

If Issa is taking this step by step then the next hearing will probably be, in what, 2018? This woman first took the 5th back in May and look at how much he’s accomplished....nada. He’s all talk and bluster.


86 posted on 03/05/2014 9:39:59 AM PST by surrey
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To: surrey

The Uniparty never goes after their own, they just put on a show for you.


87 posted on 03/05/2014 9:43:48 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: grania

Not one democrat has been held responsible for anything since the gop took over the house. Forty Tea Party republicans ain’t gonna’ change anything. Especially if half of them go along with Boner.


88 posted on 03/05/2014 9:44:55 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Before Adjourning Issa should have darned well asked her if she was threatened by anyone who wants her to remain quiet during this testimony.


89 posted on 03/05/2014 9:53:57 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Issa should file for contempt or just resign if he’s not going to enforce the rules....like Holder.


90 posted on 03/05/2014 9:56:48 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: servo1969

Congress has the absolute right to now arrest her. She waived the 5th. WHY ARE THEY DOING NOTHING??? Ill tell you why. Boehner, Issa, and all the corrupt insiders HATE the Tea Party. They want the Tea Party CRUSHED!!


91 posted on 03/05/2014 10:01:29 AM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: Doogle
...TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR

Not gonna happen until the House has a new speaker. Everyone needs to understand what this is about. There is NO opposition party anymore.......this from a GOP advertisement in the 1950s..this needs to be repeated only this time by the TEA PARTY sweeping out RINOs like Boner and his leadership team like Cantor. For goodness sake don't bother replacing Boner with Cantor.




92 posted on 03/05/2014 10:06:44 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: surrey

He’s partly a showman but in these days you kind of have to be, with all the cameras everywhere.

Several hefty cops surrounded Lerner as she left. That was for show too.

Also Gowdy was not front and center. That was intentional as well.

Did you notice how frightened Lerner seemed before the hearing got going? Then when she realized she wasn’t going to be prosecuted immediately, her eyes totally changed. Issa has that power, and she knew it.

He wasn’t giving anything away after the hearing either. Tried to take the focus off of Lerner, but we don’t really know, do we? I think his timing is fine.


93 posted on 03/05/2014 10:08:39 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Travis McGee
The Rise of The United Socialist States of America
94 posted on 03/05/2014 10:09:36 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Outside, after the hearing before reporters, Issa said:

"Ms. Lerner is not our primary concern today, nor is the contempt.."

That pretty much sums it up. This is a dog and pony show to appease Republican voters and NOTHING MORE.

95 posted on 03/05/2014 10:14:27 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It is unclear at this time if he will choose to pursue contempt charges.


Nope!

96 posted on 03/05/2014 10:23:33 AM PST by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant)
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To: Rusty0604

Doesn’t matter what Gowdy says. Enough talk. Do something.


97 posted on 03/05/2014 10:23:46 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Doogle

If she does talk, it will just be lies.


98 posted on 03/05/2014 10:34:21 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Everyone pays it - 10 percent - no deductions.

A flat tax like this would be much fairer. Unfortunately the corporatists and representatives and lobbyists for the low-income types paying zero percent tax won't allow it.

99 posted on 03/05/2014 10:37:21 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Elijah Cummings

He's not a wooden Indian but he is a minority, a victim, didn't get a kiss, but poor ol' Elijah got a dis. (Elijah close enough.)

100 posted on 03/05/2014 11:14:00 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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