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Lois Lerner Talks to DOJ
Townhall.com ^ | 3/7/14 | Carol Platt Liebau

Posted on 03/07/2014 4:40:37 PM PST by Nachum

Lois Lerner has answered questions for the DOJ investigation into the IRS targeting scandal, but continues to invoke her Fifth Amendment rights before the congressional committee.

It's an interesting decision, albeit not without precedent. Either Lerner feels that the committee is doing nothing but setting "perjury traps" for her, or else she's assured that the DOJ "investigation" is little more than an exercise in making the scandal disappear, and thus is helping the department craft a narrative designed to do just that. Or both.

There are, of course, a number of good reasons for objective observers to suspect that Lerner's motives are less than pure:

(1) The DOJ investigation is being led by an Obama donor -- a highly unusual circumstance

(2) Attorney General Eric Holder himself has a checkered history when it comes to favoritism among non-profits.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doj; lerner; lois; talks
I'll bet she did.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 4:40:37 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/07/2014 4:41:52 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure this will make things all better. Nothing found, move along.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 4:42:45 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Nachum

I am betting this has been an ongoing conversation.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 4:43:43 PM PST by kempster
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To: Nachum

I’m sure DOJ will turn over everything it finds to
the pertinent committees.....NOT.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 4:43:55 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

slime balls at DOJ and IRS


6 posted on 03/07/2014 4:48:21 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: Nachum; maggief

A constitutional republic will not function with a corrupt AG. This is a perfect example. The congress does not have the power to compel testimony when they know their referrals of wrong doing will be ignored by the justice dept. There was a slim chance the DC circuit could address wrong doing but Obama and Reid fixed that with their stacking of the court.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 4:53:45 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Nachum

Justice delayed is justice denied.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 4:58:30 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Nachum

You’d better cover for me Eric or that mustache will be hangin’ ou’cherass !


9 posted on 03/07/2014 5:01:45 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Why wouldn’t she be offered immunity? IMO, that should have been put out there at the beginning, where she wouldn’t have had time to sync up stories with her RAT brothers. No, the republican screwed that up too. And they want our votes like they have been protecting us all along.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 5:02:59 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: crosslink

Here is a primer discussing Congressional inquiry, subpoena, and enforcement powers.

http://www.constitutionproject.org/documents/when-congress-comes-calling-a-primer-on-the-principles-practices-and-pragmatics-of-legislative-inquiry/


11 posted on 03/07/2014 5:09:17 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Nachum

“talking to the DOJ”? More like a debriefing where she’s told what to say.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 5:10:01 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

Thanks, I will read it.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 5:12:01 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure the meeting was cordial and “constructive”.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 5:15:11 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

I’ll bet the most substantial issue discussed was whether to order the sea bass or the snapper


15 posted on 03/07/2014 5:18:56 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, sure they are questioning her. “Lois, are you comfortable? Can we get a pillow for you? Are you upset about what the mean people are saying about you?”


16 posted on 03/07/2014 5:21:08 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: Cyclone59
How are you going to put the bitch in prison if you give her immunity?
17 posted on 03/07/2014 5:26:19 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Nachum

She should steer well clear of Fort Marcy Park.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 5:32:30 PM PST by PLMerite
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To: Nachum

Time for a special prosecutor.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 5:37:58 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Cyclone59

She agrees with what was done to Conservative nonprofits. She knows that there will be no consequences for her silence so immunity or not she has no reason to talk.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 5:38:54 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Candor7
Time for a special prosecutor.

Definitely. But it won't happen unless we keep the House and gain the Senate this year.

21 posted on 03/07/2014 6:20:41 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cyclone59

If she took the immunity, she’d lose her pension I bet.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 6:34:37 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

A little like Eichmann talking to Himmler.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 6:36:07 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Immunity is the worst possible option for us. Once she has immunity, she can do a “Lewinski”—give them nothing incriminating. Unless a deal can be worked out which grants immunity only if she names names, we’re screwed. If the decision were solely up to her, I think she’d talk. But since she’s completely under the control of her bosses (Holder, Jarrett, Obama), she will reveal nothing. She may do time, but Obama will pardon her on his last day in office.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 6:54:03 PM PST by huckfillary
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To: Nachum
Issa strikes me as having a tiny set compared to Holder (off the charts) and the uber apparatchik Lerner.

Wouldn't bet the farm on this resulting in anything substantial.

25 posted on 03/07/2014 7:00:49 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Nachum

If she ever decides to talk she better not tell anyone first, or she will end up in a crashed airplane with a hole in her head.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 7:17:54 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: huckfillary

I don’t agree that if it were up to her she would testify. She comes across as a hard core leftist perfectly at ease with violating the law and using the power of government to attack and weaken the opposition. She is perfectly comfortable with her actions and I would bet did what she did with enthusiasm.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 7:28:55 PM PST by falcon99
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To: Nachum

28 posted on 03/07/2014 7:31:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“A little like Eichmann talking to Himmler.”

Why I didn’t know Holder was German.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 7:39:50 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Nachum

Subpoena what she said to the DOJ then. She can’t claim the 5th on testimony she’s already given.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 8:02:40 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Nachum

I would call that a conspiracy to obstruct a Congressional investigation . . . can you get in trouble for that????


31 posted on 03/07/2014 8:16:49 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Nachum

Truth be known, Lerner and the DOJ are cooking up her defense that the DOJ can prove! They’re all a bunch of damn crooks.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 8:23:01 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Nachum

Talks to the DOJ to plot their scheme.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 5:18:51 AM PST by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: dalereed

so we could have exposed and convicted bigger fish. It’s called opportunity cost - what are you willing to give up for something else.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 7:51:43 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: falcon99

Yep, Lerner has had no intent on serving this country, only empowering Democrats is priority #1.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 8:11:20 AM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Son House

Lois Lerner must be executed for her crimes against the Republic


36 posted on 03/08/2014 8:14:06 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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