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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
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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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