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Issa says committee could consider holding Lerner in contempt next week
Fox news ^ | March 05, 2014

Posted on 03/05/2014 7:07:17 PM PST by Red Steel

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1 posted on 03/05/2014 7:07:17 PM PST by Red Steel
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2 posted on 03/05/2014 7:09:40 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Red Steel

Why wait?

Yawn.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 7:09:47 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Red Steel

Issa: Where scandals go to die.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 7:09:52 PM PST by 867V309 (Obammy = LIAR)
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To: Red Steel

BS!


5 posted on 03/05/2014 7:10:36 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Red Steel

Issa talks exclusively to Greta about today’s hearing; Will consider holding Lerner in contempt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CKNyj-mPko


6 posted on 03/05/2014 7:11:48 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Red Steel

I wonder, wonder, wonder when.....when will “talking the talk” become “walking the walk”?......

....I’m still wondering, but have decided not to hold my breath whilst I wait and wonder.


7 posted on 03/05/2014 7:12:11 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Red Steel

Not holding my breath. The pubbies will wimp out. Even if they held her in contempt, Obama and Holder will pull a ‘never mind’ Jedi mind trick, and the sissypants won’t want to be called racists by bucking them...


8 posted on 03/05/2014 7:12:30 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Red Steel

Why next week?

Why not LAST MONTH?

How many more must be assaulted by corrupt government
because the EXEMPT Congress is too busy, too selfserving,
and too treasonous??


9 posted on 03/05/2014 7:13:05 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Red Steel
They did. They thought about it. They laughed about it. They forgot about it.
10 posted on 03/05/2014 7:13:56 PM PST by sport
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To: Red Steel

NEVE HAPPEN. BONER IS BEING BLACKMAILED JUST LIKE ROBERTS, THANKS TO CLOWN’S NSA.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 7:14:27 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nachum
Issa says committee could consider holding Lerner in contempt next week

If memory serves, he said almost the exact same thing last year.

By the way, whatever happened to Sheriff Joe's "earthshaking revelations?"

I'm sure there's no pattern here.

12 posted on 03/05/2014 7:14:37 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Red Steel

Damn it NOT could - should!!!!!


13 posted on 03/05/2014 7:15:33 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Red Steel

Youtube clip:

“Issa: We May Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt As Early As Next Week”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX_3WFW6rUM


14 posted on 03/05/2014 7:15:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Nachum
Issa is currently a LAUGHING STOCK amongst those of us "Regular" American citizens who care about the DC apparatchik war on the right.

He's pissing off the Pope.

15 posted on 03/05/2014 7:16:47 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Red Steel

I am tired of these weaklings.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 7:16:54 PM PST by djpg
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To: unixfox

Dead End Darrell strikes again! (...and again, and again, and...)


17 posted on 03/05/2014 7:17:13 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Steel

Consider? Get it done!


18 posted on 03/05/2014 7:18:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Diogenesis

Testimony to Issa would be the easy way. An angry citizen, unhappy with the way their taxes are spent may grab her and impose more leftist tactics to make her sing like a canary. Myself, I would not hold back at the incremental increase in force against this certain criminal communist. The muslims that Zero worships know how to do head chopping. Is turnabout not fair play?


19 posted on 03/05/2014 7:20:17 PM PST by MtnClimber (Up is down, wrong is right, 0bama care will save people $2500.)
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To: 867V309

>> Issa: Where scandals go to die.

Darrell the Defuser.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 7:22:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Red Steel

Issa is a POS and complicit. He proved it today. He has done nothing but drag out these dog and pony shows with no results.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 7:22:10 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: null and void; WildHighlander57; maggief; LucyT

Fyi


22 posted on 03/05/2014 7:22:38 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Red Steel

Couldn’t it be Boehner that is tying Issas hands?

I know everyone wants to blame Issa, but without the Leadership, what chance has he got?

Boehner has shown he will cut off a republican at the knees long before he ever would would a guilty ‘rat.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 7:23:25 PM PST by digger48
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To: Red Steel

I’m not defending Lerner, just asking a question here: If she has a legal right to take the fifth, how can she be held in contempt?


24 posted on 03/05/2014 7:24:41 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: digger48

If he were any kind of a leader he’d do his job and hand it to Bhoner on a stick. What Bhoner does or does not do is them up to him. But Issa is playing politics at a great cost to the Constitution.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 7:26:01 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: GreenHornet; Nachum

If she has a legal right to take the fifth, how can she be held in contempt?
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The oversight committee held a hearing on June 28: Videos of the hearing available :

June 28, 2013 Full Committee Business Meeting Part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuQtl4ljTdY

June 28, 2013 Full Committee Business Meeting Part II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxBB2_qVVx0

Gowdy only - 6 min
LERNER: Rep. Gowdy - Full Committee Business Meeting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PUON3HRjjs

Oversight Committee: Lerner Waived Her 5th Amendment Right

http://oversight.house.gov/release/oversight-committee-lerner-waived-her-5th-amendment-right/

On a vote of 22-17, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today approved a resolution determining that IRS official Lois Lerner waived her 5th amendment rights when at a May 22, 2013 hearing she offered testimony and answered questions.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 7:32:20 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Red Steel
What on Earth are they waiting for? She waived her privilege and they have her dead to rights!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 03/05/2014 7:41:16 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Red Steel
What happened during Hillary's Benghazi hearing? HILLARY HAD AN OUTBURST "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?!!!"

What happened during Lerner's IRS hearing? ELIJAH CUMMINGS HAD AN OUTBURST, BLAMING REPUBLICANS!!!!

The GUILTY Dems really know how to grab the headlines by engaging in 'Diversionary Tactics 101'. Notice how Lerner stuck around during Cummings' outburst instead of leaving? That was the plan all along.

When you're GUILTY, have an OUTBURST!!!

28 posted on 03/05/2014 7:41:22 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Red Steel

Unless there is serious threat of actual federal prosecution and real jail time, no one from the regime will give up any information. Holder, Reid and bohner hold all the cards.

Kabuki theater.


29 posted on 03/05/2014 7:42:20 PM PST by Texas resident
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just like holder was held in contempt of congress ?

that sure accomplished a lot didn’t it ?

congressional hearings are political theater and do nothing.

how about let’s see a federal grand jury empaneled to start handing out indictments ?

the obozo regime is the most corrupt administration in American history and we have seen how many indictments up until now ?


30 posted on 03/05/2014 7:42:29 PM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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DON”T “COULD”, Just do it damn it.

Hold Lerner in Contempt and send her ass to jail, along with any other IRS official who refuses to testify.

Also ask for a federal grand jury to investigate obstruction of congress and obstruction of justice charges.

Time to quit holding hearings unless you subpoena everyone in the IRS who had any contact with the suppression of conservative groups’ tax-exempt application efforts.

Hand out subpoenas like candy, line them up in the halls, make all their names and job descriptions public, put them under oath, and then act like the Roto-Rotor Man, and “Drill, Baby, Drill”.

Let the American public know who their enemies are, even if they take the Fifth. By the end of these hearings, they will be drinking the Fifth.

Offer immunity to the first 5 people who take it. Then go after the rest. Let the rats piss in their panties.

Do not bluff. Play hard ball and hit their balls out of the hearing room, along with their careers. Go after the IRS Inspector General too. If they haven’t done their job, subpoena their ass too.

Time to put away the toys and bring out the lumber.


31 posted on 03/05/2014 7:47:56 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Red Steel

“Our committee will consider it”
Translation: It ain’t gonna happen.


32 posted on 03/05/2014 7:50:10 PM PST by willk (everyone)
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To: Red Steel

Next week? ZZzzzzz.

And then what? Nothing? Just like with Holder?

Find Lerner in contempt and then arrest both Lerner and Holder.


33 posted on 03/05/2014 7:53:52 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Whenifhow

So you mean if Lerner testified before, then she’s not able to ever claim the 5th?

Also people are criticizing Darrel Issa a lot here, but what else could he have done in today’s testimony other than continue to read each of his revealing questions for the public record. She then declared the 5th every time, but I just don’t know how he could have done better. Or who would have done better under these circumstances?

She’s a swamp rat just like all the other dishonest DemoRat thugs.


34 posted on 03/05/2014 7:54:39 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Whenifhow

http://oversight.house.gov/release/fact-sheet-lois-lerner-oversight-committee-investigation-irs-targeting-scandal/


35 posted on 03/05/2014 7:55:57 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Whenifhow

If Issa holds her in contempt, will the rest of the Republican reps back him up and throw her in jail?


36 posted on 03/05/2014 7:56:43 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Red Steel
that and five bucks will get him a cup of coffee at $tarbucks too...
37 posted on 03/05/2014 7:57:35 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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Time for the rubber to meet the road Darrell.

Otherwise just shut down all your phony "investigations" and go away.

38 posted on 03/05/2014 7:57:58 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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Issa adjourned for obvious reasons, but also wanted to adjourn before democrats could do what Cummings did. The dems have been vicious in these hearings.

I don’t know what else he could have done - unless he held the contempt hearing right then (not sure on procedures). He may have known that Cummings was agitated before the hearing started.

Keep in mind Cummings was named in ethics charges on this very issue. He sent 3 letters to Catherine Engelbrecht and she filed a complaint.

Gowdy knows how to get Lerner to talk...

From the Kelly file 3.5.14
IRS Scandal - Republicans Consider Measures To Force Fmr IRS Official To Testify - Trey Gowdy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvzrFpPmyYA


39 posted on 03/05/2014 8:01:24 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Red Steel

Why wait??

That’s a big time problem with Congress - they wait, and wait, and wait and in time everything blows over and justice is once again denied.

If you have a case, just do it, and do it now!!!


40 posted on 03/05/2014 8:02:04 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Red Steel

Take your time, brah.

I mean, it ain’t like none of this is important or anything, yo.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 8:05:59 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Congress has the authority to arrest and imprison those found in Contempt. The power extends throughout the United States and is an inherent power (does not depend upon legislated act)

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 Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Volume 2, § 842
http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/print_documents/a1_5s21.html


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.”

http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/19/204/case.html


Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125 (1935)
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/294/125/case.html

73rd Cong., 78 Cong. Rec. 2410 (1934)
https://archive.org/details/congressionalrec78aunit


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.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/HMAN-105/pdf/HMAN-105-pg348.pdf

42 posted on 03/05/2014 8:10:34 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Whenifhow

Cummings should be told he is no longer on the committee. Bye bye clown.


43 posted on 03/05/2014 8:16:10 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

Susan McDougal her and put her in Chains! I bet she squeals!


44 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:00 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: Red Steel

All talk, no action..I’ll believe it when I see it.


45 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:02 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Red Steel

Current score : John Boehner & Darrell Issa zero; The Bozo’s Team 2.


46 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:02 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: Nachum
if she can take the fifth, why can't I?
47 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:25 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: MtnClimber; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; All

Go on offense posts in a great thread. Thanks to all posters.

It’s time for whistleblowers to step up./sarcasm The GESTAPO has its own program (its not what you might think) with rewards...

http://www.irs.gov/uac/History-of-the-Whilstleblower-Informant-Program

and goes after other “whistleblowers” exposing government ineptitude, corruption, and fraud…

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/politics/whistleblower-irs/

IRS - long history of scandal…

http://theweek.com/article/index/245319/the-irss-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.


48 posted on 03/05/2014 8:29:36 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Red Steel

Either poop ir get off the pot, issa. Do you really think you hold any credibility in your ability to get any job done?


49 posted on 03/05/2014 8:32:07 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Red Steel

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.


50 posted on 03/05/2014 8:32:36 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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