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Trey Gowdy: IRS' Lerner to be Held in Contempt of Congress Soon
NewsMax ^ | 3-26-2014 | Greg Richter

Posted on 03/26/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing

March 26, 2014

Trey Gowdy: IRS' Lerner to be Held in Contempt of Congress Soon

Greg Richter

Former IRS official Lois Lerner will be held in contempt of Congress "in the very near future," Rep. Trey Gowdy told Fox News on Wednesday.

The South Carolina Republican sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and told "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" that he wants to see an end to the delay in providing subpoenaed emails from Lerner over the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

IRS Chief John Koskinen was grilled Wednesday by the committee over his agency's failure to produce the emails. Koskinen said it could take years to comply with the committee's request.

"All we want are the emails to or from Lois Lerner. I'm not talking about private taxpayer information," Gowdy told Van Susteren.

"Just emails like the one she sent celebrating a Democrat victory in a special election, calling on the FEC to save the day – overtly political, nothing to do with her job. We'll just settle for those," Gowdy added.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: contemptofcongress; gowdy; gregrichter; impeachnow; irs; irsteapartyscandal; lernercontempt; loislerner; southcarolina; treygowdy
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1 posted on 03/26/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Coming right after the big announcement about Obama's birth certificate?

Why announce an intention?? Just do it.

2 posted on 03/26/2014 5:56:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: smoothsailing

I hold Congress in contempt.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 5:56:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: smoothsailing

So, shall she then be placed on secret probation or does it escalate to double secret probation?


4 posted on 03/26/2014 5:57:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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LOCKER UP - THAT'LL LERNER


5 posted on 03/26/2014 5:58:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

We must start prosecuting these bastards right up to the top and not let up until we get them all and we devastate them financially where they are fighting in a supermarket parking lot for refundable bottles and cans and a cart to put them in


6 posted on 03/26/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: smoothsailing

as soon as one congressman mentions the death penalty she will come quickly to the hearing and spill it all


7 posted on 03/26/2014 5:59:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: smoothsailing

What ever happened to the concept of public servants and associated responsibilities?


8 posted on 03/26/2014 6:01:01 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: smoothsailing

The EXEMPT, hated, treasonous US Congress is so stupid
as to think the American People will continue to do nothing
as they gorge themselves on stolen money, “laws”
from which they immune, drugs, alcohol, as they LIE
and glibly permit corruption unimagined last century.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 6:01:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: smoothsailing

Lois Lerner is about to get a job with NSA at the white house ,move over Susan Rice


10 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:35 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: smoothsailing

Jail is not adequate punishment for her crimes against the Republic

There are nogreater crimes than destruction of the right to speak and vote


11 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:50 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Contempt? How about completely missing for 5 years now? The usual Congressional media circuses don’t count if theres no results..


12 posted on 03/26/2014 6:03:09 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

Cruz-Gowdy 2016!


13 posted on 03/26/2014 6:04:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ClearCase_guy

F’n A right just do it.

As a federal officer acting under color of law, the fifth amendment does not apply to her. She is not a ‘citizen’ when performing any of her official acts. She is merely an employee.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 6:04:56 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: smoothsailing

Contempt of Congress? Oh,please stop....you're killing us!

15 posted on 03/26/2014 6:05:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: himno hero
What ever happened to the concept of public servants and associated responsibilities?

unions, and commies. but I repeat myself.

16 posted on 03/26/2014 6:05:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; upchuck

13 minutes
Trey Gowdy with Greta

IRS Stonewalling - Commish Accused Of Stalling Tea Party Probe - Trey Gowdy - On The Record

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


17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m good with that!


18 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Gay State Conservative
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LEAVE CHARLIE ALONE!!!


19 posted on 03/26/2014 6:12:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’d love to Gowdy as the AG.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 6:12:32 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: upchuck

S.C. PING!


21 posted on 03/26/2014 6:13:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Concerning Lerner's questioning, Gowdy’s quote was classic, “I've been ask harder questions in the drive thru at Bojangles. His comment brought tears to my eyes.
22 posted on 03/26/2014 6:13:42 PM PDT by parthian shot
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To: himno hero
What ever happened to the concept of public servants and associated responsibilities?


23 posted on 03/26/2014 6:14:40 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: parthian shot

That was great, Gowdy knows how to cut to the quick!


24 posted on 03/26/2014 6:15:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Lets...Get...On...With...It...Like tomorrow.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 6:16:25 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: bkopto

Come to think of it he does seem very well suited for the role of Attorney General.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 6:16:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

it was just suggested that Gowdy would make a great e AG.

I think Im gonna second that motion


27 posted on 03/26/2014 6:17:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

“SOON” is a four letter word. Just DO IT!! Do you expect her to RSVP? You’re NOT going to scare her into singing like a canary. She has seen Hillary get away with the “What difference does it make” disrespect with no consequence whatsoever. Lerner does not think you guys have the nerve or the resolve to bring that judicial hammer down, and frankly, I’m not holding my breath either.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 6:17:53 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: jazusamo

If Gowdy was running the show it would probably have already been done.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 6:18:02 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

Well said!


30 posted on 03/26/2014 6:22:52 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: jazusamo

Hearing it from Gowdy makes me think it indeed will happen.
He’s one of the few I can say that about, that’s for sure.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 6:24:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Yosemitest

HA!THANKS! B^)


32 posted on 03/26/2014 6:25:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

not holding my breath.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: smoothsailing

I really really like this guy - and would support him for any office.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 6:27:31 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: smoothsailing

Tonight the FBI should be ordered by Congress to arrest this bietch immediately. After arrest waterboard the bietch and she will squeal like a pig. Contempt is too civil. Treat her like she treated the taxpayers with contempt.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 6:30:48 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: smoothsailing

Just threaten to dump her off on a street in Louisville. ;-)


36 posted on 03/26/2014 6:31:48 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: smoothsailing

Hope he can be trusted. But is he serious about this or just acting the part of the “GOP hard ass” to keep the base in line?


37 posted on 03/26/2014 6:32:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: smoothsailing
Trey Gowdy: IRS' Lerner to be Held in Contempt of Congress Soon

I think she should be held in contempt. My question is, however, didn't Holder get a contempt citation too? Did it hurt him at all? I don't think Lerner is exactly shaking in her boots. I just think it will be business as usual, unfortunately.

38 posted on 03/26/2014 6:35:14 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Wow what is Keith Richards doing there?


39 posted on 03/26/2014 6:35:58 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: ronnie raygun

Unfortunately it won’t happen with the holder as AG and the DOJ under soetoro. Impeachment is the only option.


40 posted on 03/26/2014 6:38:44 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: smoothsailing

Won’t amount to a hill of beans unfortunately.


41 posted on 03/26/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: smoothsailing

The people holding the IRS hearings are beginning to remind me of Obama. A lot of promises, and a lot of bluster, but no delivery.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 6:41:48 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: smoothsailing
If she used her Fed.Gov computer to send congratulatory e-mails regarding election results, she is most definitely retarded at a minimum.

Lower level apparatchiks are crucified on a daily basis, but degenerates like Lerner and Sandy Berger always seem to skate.

IRS needs to go, replace it with some other less maniacal bureaucracy with extremely limited powers.

Does Russia have an IRS?

43 posted on 03/26/2014 6:44:05 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: smoothsailing

JUST DO IT ALREADY!


44 posted on 03/26/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: smoothsailing

It’s become a Monty Python skit.
Issa and Co. should go away before the administration and IRS taunt them a second time.
Or is it a 19th time?


45 posted on 03/26/2014 6:47:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: smoothsailing
Would love to see Gowdy end up with Holder's job. We could get something done.
46 posted on 03/26/2014 6:51:40 PM PDT by parthian shot
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To: smoothsailing

Wake me when there are any consequences associated with the criminal behaviorS of anyone in this administration.


47 posted on 03/26/2014 6:52:28 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: himno hero

That went away when Kennedy allowed public employees to unionize and when government “workers” became de facto employees of the DNC.


48 posted on 03/26/2014 6:56:57 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: smoothsailing

Agreed, I trust him also.


49 posted on 03/26/2014 7:00:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Norm Lenhart

And is Gowdy subject to the spinelessness of Issa or can he move forward with contempt charges unilaterally? I want Lerner held in a friggin’ cell until Gowdy and Issa are both that they’ve gotten all relevant correspondence. Then I want her in a cell for her crimes.

Is it too much to ask that our side actually make the other side play by the rules for once???


50 posted on 03/26/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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