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What is Lois hiding?
NY Post ^ | 3-5-14 | NY Post Editorial Board

Posted on 03/06/2014 3:59:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Where Lois Lerner goes, drama follows.

On Wednesday, the former IRS officer again invoked the Fifth before the House Oversight Committee. That precipitated a heated exchange between the committee’s Republican chairman, Darrell Issa, and Democratic ranking member Elijah Cummings, who called the hearings “un-American.” And that spat has become the story.

No doubt that is exactly what Cummings had in mind. Because it distracts attention from the substance of the hearings — and from the questions raised by e-mails and public remarks Lois Lerner wrote, received or made when she was IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations. The Weekly Standard reminds us of the main ones: • Why did Lerner describe the Tea Party matter as “very dangerous”? •What made her worry that a “c4 project” (looking at how nonprofits and unions are abiding by IRS rules) could be construed as a “per se political project”? •What was meant by an email she received saying discussions about new regulations would be addressed “off-plan”? •When she complained in public that “everyone” was “screaming” at the IRS “to fix the problem” created by the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United — which affirmed the free-speech rights of corporations — who was “everyone”? And by fixing the problem, did she mean effectively subverting the ruling?

In this context, it’s not surprising that Democrats have pooh-poohed the investigation. The record shows Democratic pols, including New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer, among the screamers insisting the IRS investigate conservative outfits.

The questions raised by Lois Lerner’s own comments and e-mails remain compelling.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 5th; irs; lerner; obama
Read the whole thing. The authors pose compelling questions.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 3:59:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What is she hiding? The truth.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 4:03:22 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She’s not hiding a Smidgen of impropriety she’s hiding a BOATLOAD of SCANDALS.....PRISON WORTHY SCANDALS!!


3 posted on 03/06/2014 4:03:27 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cummings and Lerner have CONSPIRED to protect
their dear First Moslem Fraud.

The protection is nothing more than
obstruction of justice and misprision of felony.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 4:05:41 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

5 posted on 03/06/2014 4:06:03 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Her great personality and good looks?


6 posted on 03/06/2014 4:08:26 AM 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: JoeProBono

Has that patent arrogant ObamaMussolini head tilt down pat. There is evil under those eyelids.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 4:09:00 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Lois is hiding a LOT.
Hopefully we will find out just what.
Depending on the RINOS and RATS? We will never know.
8 posted on 03/06/2014 4:15:27 AM PST by DeaconRed (Meanwhile, back at the Ranch. . . . . ZERO still as stupid and incompetent as ever! ! !)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
She isn't hiding as much as saving . . . her life.

Mafia Omerta was never enforced as ruthlessly as in the last two rat administrations.

9 posted on 03/06/2014 4:16:10 AM PST by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She is hiding information that could potentionally remove the current occupant of 1600 Penn Ave. He’s done what Nixon only dreamed of doing. If that were not the case, she would’ve been told by her boss to tell the truth. It was in response to the Supremes ruling on political donations by corporations. Remember the scolding they got at the state of the union speech and judge Alito’s lip response?


10 posted on 03/06/2014 4:21:54 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Given the behavior of Cummings yesterday, I’d say the Slowest Lerner is hiding a Cummings connection.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 4:23:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

yep


12 posted on 03/06/2014 4:29:20 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ann Archy

double yep


13 posted on 03/06/2014 4:29:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Gaffer

14 posted on 03/06/2014 4:30:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This turkey neck arrogant thing is protecting her boss who allowed screaming bearded savages to murder Americans because he loves the bearded savages more than Americans.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 4:32:25 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: JoeProBono

More and more of his underlings are taking that stance. It reminds me of the TV series “Cult” There’s a line they used all the time where one cultist would always end up saying “well, hey, these things just snap right off.” Usually afterwards something bad happens.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 4:37:20 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The exchange was not heated.

Issa was cool. He ignored the bald headed 222222 knowing his purpose was to blather some propaganda.

The bald headed one was heated because he failed to do his job. He came off looking like an incompetent .


17 posted on 03/06/2014 4:38:53 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
And by fixing the problem, did she mean effectively subverting the ruling?

Bingo.

18 posted on 03/06/2014 4:43:09 AM PST by MNnice
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To: b4its2late

You’re right. And I’m not sure what we can do about it. All our laws - and our constitution - depend on the basic willingness of people to go along with them. Obama, like Clinton before him but much more egregiously so, simply regards them as worth less than the paper they’re written on. They’re not even suggestions, in his mind, and we have no power to enforce them unless the government acknowledges their validity.

Wasn’t Holder found in contempt himself? And what was the effect of that? He just ignored it.

Also, there’s no way he’s going to appoint a Special Prosecutor.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 4:44:07 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Calling Judge Sirica.

Sirica kept the Watergate burglars in jail until one of them squealed. Surely someone has violated the law that can be incarcerated till he squawks.

Republicans are not playing hard ball. This was another show trial to appease the Tea Party they not so secretly despise.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 4:48:50 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation; afraidfortherepublic

This was another show trial to appease the Tea Party they not so secretly despise.

21 posted on 03/06/2014 4:52:58 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Because the “everyone” screaming to “fix” this, are White House staff and Senate leaders.

We need to fill a few of those empty prisons around the country.

It’s a jobs creation idea.....


22 posted on 03/06/2014 5:01:15 AM PST by G Larry (Did You Like That Better?)
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To: A'elian' nation

The difference then was that the rest of Republican administration basically cooperated. In this case, the party in power is not cooperating in any way.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 5:02:00 AM PST by livius
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To: Old Sarge

Aw shucks, thanks Sarge, it was nuttin . . .


24 posted on 03/06/2014 5:04:50 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation
Republicans are not playing hard ball.

In order to play "Hard Ball", one must have one or more balls....

Ask any baseball fan...

25 posted on 03/06/2014 5:07:56 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: livius

True, but it wasn’t just the republican party folding on Nixon. The party would not have folded if it weren’t for the Woodward and Bernstein media of the day tearing away at Nixon’s carcass. After all, Nixon had won 49 states even after the Watergate break in.

If the media were not just stasi agents then OweBowMao and his ilk would be tarred and feathered by now.


26 posted on 03/06/2014 5:11:06 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think Lerner is hiding the fact the very harassment of conservative 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups by the Internal Revenue Service was approved by someone very high up in the Obama Administration—Valerie Jarrett possibly, and the President personally signed off on it.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 5:18:03 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: bert
The dirty democrat bastards keep calling people un American. They wouldn't know patriotism if it kicked them in their smelly asses.
28 posted on 03/06/2014 5:24:06 AM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

29 posted on 03/06/2014 5:46:25 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
"What is she hiding? The truth."

All other comments on this thread will now be superfluous.
30 posted on 03/06/2014 5:55:40 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (The rats will always chew on each other just before abandoning ship.)
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To: Old Sarge

“This was another show trial to appease the Tea Party they not so secretly despise.”

Show trial my petute. This is whole and total show
government. Our representative republic ceased to exist
the day Obama was sworn in. The constitution is a dead
letter and the only reason they haven’t taken our guns is
because they don’t have enough wetbacks in this country
to replace all the people their gay military is going to
kill taking them.
It’s all for show because there is nothing anyone, not
even congress or the supreme court can or will do about
it. It’s not that they are spineless, they know it and
most of them are on board with it. The only thing left is
civil war and that is what the show detours. Our money is
worthless, there are no property rights and every one of
the bill of rights have been totally compromised. I think
that one would be very hard pressed to prove otherwise.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 5:59:04 AM PST by Slambat
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To: afraidfortherepublic

An untimely death maybe?


32 posted on 03/06/2014 6:08:31 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd
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To: Slambat
I'd like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


33 posted on 03/06/2014 6:08:41 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: bert
He came off looking like an angry Sharpei doggy....
34 posted on 03/06/2014 6:09:22 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
On Wednesday, the former IRS officer again invoked the Fifth before the House Oversight Committee. That precipitated a heated exchange between the committee’s Republican chairman, Darrell Issa, and Democratic ranking member Elijah Cummings, who called the hearings “un-American.” And that spat has become the story.

Had to laugh last night when I was channel surfing by CNN. Lil' Erin Burnett said, "Congressman Issa 'tried to stop the hearing.'" Uh, Miss Burnett, Issa is Chairman, and he gaveled the hearing over. He didn't "try" to end the hearing, he ended the hearing. That's what Chairmen do with their gavel.

How stupid do they think we are?

35 posted on 03/06/2014 6:19:43 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: RayChuang88

The one email Issa put up during his questions yesterday is very damning, it lists names of those in the Administration that she was involving...

That was a shot across the bow to those people. We know who you are, we know you have been involved. We are coming for you.

They were sending a clear message yesterday. It was not to Lerner. It was to the criminal Cabal behind it. They have other emails that show direct links. Count on it.

Gowdy may not be running the show he is pulling some strings on how this is being played out along with Chaffetz and the other I can not think of right now.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 6:31:20 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: RedMDer

She is doing a great job on hiding those.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 7:01:44 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What is Lois hiding, several smidgens of corruption.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 7:06:54 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Why is she hiding the truth...?


39 posted on 03/06/2014 8:02:41 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: b4its2late

Your right this was all instigated by an enraged President because of the Citizens United case,look at the time line when Obama yelled at the Supremes at the State of the union speech and Feb 11 when Lerner was set in motion


40 posted on 03/06/2014 8:21:06 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Under the precept of Contempt of Congress (It is not in the Constitution).(See USSC Anderson v. Dunn 1821)

The criminal offense of “contempt of Congress” sets the penalty at not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $100,000.

Moreover, the Senate Rules authorize the Senate to direct the Senate Legal Counsel to file a civil action against any private individual found in contempt.

This has not yet been tried by the House but should be.As the costs are in the region of $14 million.Let us see how deep Ms.Lerner’s pockets are.


41 posted on 03/06/2014 8:52:03 AM PST by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She has a strong aversion for ending up at ambient temperature in Fort Marcy Park.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 9:10:47 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Gaffer

“Has that patent arrogant ObamaMussolini head tilt down pat. There is evil under those eyelids.”

But did you notice that she’s had a facelift and dyed her hair since her last appearance? You can’t fix ugly, but you can make ugly look younger. She will be more “appealing” to Big Bertha when she finally gets a cell.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 9:55:35 AM PST by vette6387
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