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House contempt vote for IRSí Lois Lerner set for next week
Politico ^ | 3 Apr 2014 | RACHAEL BADE and LAUREN FRENCH

Posted on 04/03/2014 2:49:10 PM PDT by mandaladon

The House Oversight Committee will vote to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress next Thursday.

Lerner, a key figure in the tea party targeting controversy that scarred the agency last year, has been under the threat of contempt for more than a month after she again invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify at a hearing.

Americans expect accountability and want Congress to do all it can to gather relevant evidence about what occurred and who was responsible so that this never happens again,” said Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). “Ms. Lerner’s involvement in wrongdoing and refusal to meet her legal obligations has left the Committee with no alternative but to consider a contempt finding.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; teaparty
Lerner could theoretically be jailed if found in contempt, though that power has been used rarely.................Well let's change that
1 posted on 04/03/2014 2:49:10 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Ahh....why next week? Why not THIS week?


2 posted on 04/03/2014 2:51:23 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: mandaladon

Put her in Guantanamo Bay until she answers every question fully.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 2:52:15 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

4 posted on 04/03/2014 2:52:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: mandaladon

Another charade with no teeth?


5 posted on 04/03/2014 2:54:03 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: mandaladon

Smoke, mirrors, and feeeeeeeeeeel good Bullsh!t. Hang the whore for show and tell.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 2:54:27 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: mandaladon

Big deal. Holder has been held in Contempt by this committee, and he’s still running around loose.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 2:55:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: mandaladon

Why next week?

Because the EXEMPT do not care -— except when it is
about THEM, the EXEMPT.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 2:55:29 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: House Atreides

Tax day is the subsequent week. If they want to pick a special day that would be one.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 2:56:16 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: mandaladon

10 posted on 04/03/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: mandaladon

Don’t hold your breath.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 2:56:36 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: onedoug

I’ve been holding Holder in contempt since the clintoon administration


12 posted on 04/03/2014 2:57:09 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: mandaladon

I agree. Throw the bossy bitch in jail for contempt.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 2:58:06 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: mandaladon
if the congress critters have to balls to hold her in contempt (LOL) I predict obozo will immediately issue a pardon and reward her and then reassign her with a pay raise. How about congress just indict her dog instead.
14 posted on 04/03/2014 3:03:20 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: mandaladon

Obama has her pardon on his desk, ready to sign.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 3:11:05 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Holder is not involved in this. Congress really does have the power to throw her in jail, but this is rarely, rarely done.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 3:20:37 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Baynative

“Obama has her pardon on his desk, ready to sign.”

If Congress actually did this, that pardon would be worth less than the person who signed it. It involves the separation of powers.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 3:21:54 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: onedoug

“Big deal. Holder has been held in Contempt by this committee, and he’s still running around loose.”

Even if they wanted to, I’m not certain that they can do this, due to the separation of powers.

For the same reason, no police can touch a congressperson who breaks the law while on official congressional business (possibly unless they are impeached and convicted by Congress itself). What happens AFTER that, another story, and it might get tricky.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 3:25:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: VeniVidiVici

“I agree. Throw the bossy bitch in jail for contempt.”

IANAL (I am not a lawyer), but I THINK that they can do this even with the separation of powers (IRS being part of the Executive Branch), because she is not a political appointee hired directly by the present Administration).


19 posted on 04/03/2014 3:29:56 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: mandaladon

She should be in jail.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: mandaladon

Ohhhh, I bet she’s so scared. </sarcasm>


21 posted on 04/03/2014 3:51:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: The Antiyuppie

What separation? Congress has done this to itself by acceding so much of its own power to the executive.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 3:54:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mandaladon


The fitting session is just around the corner - I hope...
23 posted on 04/03/2014 3:59:52 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mandaladon

Mister Speaker, I vote Aye. I yield back the balance of my time.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 4:14:20 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: mandaladon
Ha Ha Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Issa, just go back to asleep. This BS is getting tired. King Obama will just bitch slap you.
25 posted on 04/03/2014 4:52:48 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: mandaladon

OK, let’s say they hold her in contempt of Congress, what then?

Does she go to jail? Pay a fine? WHAT?

If this is going to in effect just say -— “You’ve been a very bad girl”, what’s the point?


26 posted on 04/03/2014 5:05:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: mandaladon

What are the odds it will be “delayed”


27 posted on 04/03/2014 5:19:34 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: mulligan
She should be in jail.

You are MUCH more lenient than I would be.

TAR. FEATHERS. ROPE.

28 posted on 04/03/2014 5:21:30 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: mandaladon
Cicero warned us about the Lois Lerner types of people.

5.56mm

29 posted on 04/03/2014 5:28:22 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: House Atreides

Finally. I thought they had given up on contempt charges.


30 posted on 04/03/2014 6:04:25 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: House Atreides
Ahh....why next week? Why not THIS week?

Or last month or the month before? Surely finding the real reason why for the delay would make a nice investigation for someone looking to make a name as an independent reporter. Any takers?

(Better hurry, though; wheels of justice are slowing to a crawl, making noises of coming off the axles.)
31 posted on 04/03/2014 6:43:26 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Tailback

So a totally non-thread related question. What knot has Trey Gowdy used in that picture? Please don’t say “half windsor” because I can NEVER get mine to look that good.


32 posted on 04/03/2014 8:33:58 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: onyx

Trey, your always “Ready to” do this or do that. But you never actually DO this or that. Either grow a pair and do it, or STFU.


33 posted on 04/04/2014 5:38:26 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: mandaladon
It is taking Issa more time to go from yet another committee investigation to scheduling a contempt vote than it took Putin to annex Crimea.

One can only assume that Lerner needs more time to prepare her defense.

34 posted on 04/04/2014 5:41:59 AM PDT by grania
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To: theDentist
Trey, your always “Ready to” do this or do that. But you never actually DO this or that. Either grow a pair and do it, or STFU.

He's the smartest lawyer on the Committee, so he knows his boundaries.

IF he had the power, he would make good.

As it is, I think he trying to goad the Chairman into taking the right course.

35 posted on 04/04/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: mandaladon

Lynch her from the tree of liberty.


36 posted on 04/04/2014 8:26:00 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: mandaladon

Lerner is/was a public employee. The notion that she doesn’t have to explain her job and activities to congress is industrial strength nonsense. Taking the fifth applies to criminal charges, nothing more. Refusing to talk about her job just makes her a gummint dumbass but the fifth has nothing to do with it. Imagine an Inspector General coming to your dept., asking a few pertinent questions, and you refuse to discuss your job with the IG? In my previous world you would have picked up your last check before the day was over. She should be “comtempted” and she should lose her pension for non-performance. The woman is an arrogant, incompetent, beetch who deserves everything she’s gonna get.


37 posted on 04/04/2014 11:21:56 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: mandaladon; Fred Nerks; TigersEye

Lois is a player in the game. She would not negotiate a no prosecution deal for her testimony, although she did lead the committee on a bit prior to her last appearance.
Lois then gave statements to the Justice Department “investigators” lead by the in house Dept of justice Obama Campaigners.

In otherwords she really WAS in contempt of Congress, plus there is a case to be made that she had waived her right to plead the 5th amendment when she first began making public statemenst about her involvement in the IRS violation of applicant due process.

Congress can compel her testimony by holding her in comtempt and incarcerating her, at leat for the duration of this session of Congress.

The question is whether the House has the political will to go all the way.


38 posted on 04/04/2014 3:27:37 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

The FedMob has no problem jailing journalists for not revealing confidential sources. re Judith Miller. No reason this Lerner pig shouldn’t be locked up.


39 posted on 04/04/2014 3:30:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
“Obama has her pardon on his desk, ready to sign.”***
****If Congress actually did this, that pardon would be worth less than the person who signed it. It involves the separation of powers."

I'm looking back to see when Obama started caring about the separation of powers.

...haven't found anything yet.

40 posted on 04/04/2014 4:47:54 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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