Skip to comments.Issa says committee could consider holding Lerner in contempt next week
Posted on 03/05/2014 7:07:17 PM PST by Red Steel
California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told Fox News Wednesday his House committee could move as early as next week to consider holding former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt.
Lerner refused earlier in the day to testify on her role in the agencys targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups.
Her decision to plead the Fifth Amendment marked the second time in 10 months that she asserted her constitutional right not to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said of her refusal, at some point Lerner must testify or be held in contempt.
Our committee will consider it, Issa, the committee chairman, told Fox News Greta Van Susteren on On the Record.
We could consider it as early as next week.
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Take your time, brah.
I mean, it ain’t like none of this is important or anything, yo.
If found in Contempt the person can be arrested under a warrant of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, by the Sergeant at Arms.
Joseph Storys Commentaries on the Constitution, Volume 2, § 842
Anderson v. Dunn - 19 U.S. 204 (1821)
And, as to the distance to which the process might reach, it is very clear that there exists no reason for confining its operation to the limits of the District of Columbia; after passing those limits, we know no bounds that can be prescribed to its range but those of the United States.
Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125 (1935)
73rd Cong., 78 Cong. Rec. 2410 (1934)
Rules of the House of Representatives
Rule IV Duties of the Sergeant at Arms
 execute the commands of the House, and all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to him by the Speaker.
Cummings should be told he is no longer on the committee. Bye bye clown.
Susan McDougal her and put her in Chains! I bet she squeals!
All talk, no action..I’ll believe it when I see it.
Current score : John Boehner & Darrell Issa zero; The Bozo’s Team 2.
Go on offense posts in a great thread. Thanks to all posters.
Its time for whistleblowers to step up./sarcasm The GESTAPO has its own program (its not what you might think) with rewards...
and goes after other whistleblowers exposing government ineptitude, corruption, and fraud
IRS - long history of scandal
DISMANTLE socialist/totalitarian agencies.
The U.S.A. (United Socialists of America) has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
UNaccountable bureaucrats (socialists) and CONgre$$ work for US. Lois Lerner? Roadkill/speedbump for a FReedom rider.
Intimidation, taxation and confiscation WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.
Either poop ir get off the pot, issa. Do you really think you hold any credibility in your ability to get any job done?
Next week? Today’s Wednesday, how about Wednesday? She belongs in jail now.
IMO if you work for the government and you are asked about something to do with your job, you should not be allowed to take the 5th.
Look Issa, just turn this thing over to Trey Gowdy and let the pit bulldog handle it. You and the rest of your miniature poodle friends can sit back and learn how to skin and BBQ a rat.
Yeh, that’s as bad as Odumbo’s lines in the sand.
All talk, no action, ‘Rat lite. Not ONE dimes worth of difference!
Even if she is charged and found in contempt will it matter?
holder was found in contempt. What price has he paid?
Because Issa is all hat, no cattle. Always has been. Phony to the core, pro-amnesty, suspect on Middle East.
Why not just grant her full immunity and let her TALK?
will someone please tell Rep. Cummings how to say ASK ?
It is NOT pronounced AXE .....what is it with these people ?
What language do they think they are trying to speak?
Watching Issa, I see absolutely no passion in him. It’s like he is just reciting questions he thinks the people want him to ask, but without any conviction. Emotions are one of the most effective tools in a prosecutors arsenal and can go a long way in swaying opinion. Obviously, you want facts, but if the defendant isn’t giving them up, that’s no reason to just let them waltz out freely without at least tearing them a new one. I agree that Gowdy should be running this show.
I hope somebody knows how to get them to talk. Holding them in contempt is a good start, but it’s pretty toothless. Wasn’t Holder found in contempt? And did it affect him in any way or get him to turn over the documents? Not that I recall.
They need a Special Prosecutor, but I believe such a person would have to be appointed by ... Holder. So I don’t know what hope there is of that.
only about twenty illegal activities the pubbies are helping to whitewash,
Bebghazi, IRS scandal, obammy care, military officer firing, etc etc etc,
And no one will be held accountable cause you are aracist if you protest or disaree?