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Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail
Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial

Posted on 04/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT by jazusamo

Corruption: A House panel votes this week to formally ask the DOJ to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner. It is time someone in this administration were held accountable for something.

A staff report by House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa reveals testimony by IRS agents that the IRS has not deliberately targeted progressive groups. Now comes word that the House Ways and Means Committee is sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder accusing former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations Lois Lerner of committing at least three crimes in the IRS's targeting tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

That crimes have been committed and the Internal Revenue Service has become a corrupt criminal enterprise used to bludgeon political opponents of the Obama administration is hardly in dispute. The charge might have long ago been adjudicated had the Justice Department of Eric Holder, rife with its own very real scandals, not been politicized beyond all recognition.

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Hans Von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, says government officials can't pick and choose when and where they invoke their Fifth Amendment rights. They can't legally give information to the DOJ that they withhold from Congress.

"When Lerner gave a lengthy interview to the government, she waived the Fifth. There's no doubt about it," says Von Spakovsky. "The law is crystal clear here in the District of Columbia. That means when she showed up March 5, she was obligated to provide the same information."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; corruption; cultureofcorruption; darrellissa; democrats; ericholder; fastandfurious; govtabuse; holder; impeachnow; irs; irsscandals; lerner; lerneremails; loislerner; obama; taxes; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Just 1 of these high ranking clowns going to jail might be enough to start the birds singing.


2 posted on 04/08/2014 4:43:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

Truly fed up with all the criminals in the Obama Admin skating. THESE ARE CRIMINAL ACTS! Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, etc. House of Representatives......DO SOMETHING NOW!


3 posted on 04/08/2014 4:45:57 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: cripplecreek

You may well be right, It’d be a good start if both she and Holder were both in a federal slammer.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 4:47:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
Never happen for jail time for Lerner. The communist machine will protect her. Issa is looking like a fool.
5 posted on 04/08/2014 4:49:08 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: jazusamo

I’d even offer amnesty to the Slowest Lerner for real actionable info on those above her.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

No about 100 top leaders are needed


7 posted on 04/08/2014 4:50:55 PM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: jazusamo
Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail

...and make that rat Cummings take her there.

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8 posted on 04/08/2014 4:51:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

Lock up ALL rats and their ilk!


9 posted on 04/08/2014 4:52:21 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: jazusamo

Have you not realized that the laws are for the little people - enforced by our DOJ as required and modified by our President! Laws are just what the current Administration decides are active...


10 posted on 04/08/2014 4:53:04 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: jazusamo
If INTEGRITY means anything to the IRS then they should demand that Lois Lerner be prosecuted.
But we all know the truth is that this came from the top --- the reason the IRS Commissioner visited the White House 158 times, when his predecessor only visited the Bush White House once.
Lerner won't willingly fall on her sword for the real criminal in this caper, the lying commie himself.
11 posted on 04/08/2014 4:53:37 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: smoothsailing

YES, but I doubt he’d be able to drive having already had a stroke. :-)


12 posted on 04/08/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

And:
Obama
Clinton
Kerry
Lew
Geithner
Panetta
Holder
Jewell
Locke
Chu
LaHood
Napolitano
Salazar
Rice
Power
Jackson
McCarthy
Romer
Goolsbee
Krueger
Furman
Sebelius
Donovan
Johnson
Reid
Pelosi
...to name a few...


13 posted on 04/08/2014 4:55:19 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: jazusamo

Didn’t read entire article..anyone know when they’re voting & if on CSPAN?


14 posted on 04/08/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: jazusamo

To those who hold a higher level of authority, a higher level of accountability is required. Louis Lerner, if found guilty, should serve decades in federal prison for corruption.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 4:55:52 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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16 posted on 04/08/2014 4:55:52 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Amagi

Lerner waived the 5th. Her lawyer was stupid to allow that. I read the house investigation of that issue today. She will now be held in contempt unless these gutless and worthless republicrat RINOs cave again.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 4:57:06 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE

I hope they don’t pass it off to DOJ and then wash their hands.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 4:59:43 PM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: jazusamo

She shouldn’t go to jail, she should be on jail!!!

Issa is a pussy!


19 posted on 04/08/2014 4:59:56 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: jazusamo
FBI Agent: Ms. Lerner, I'm here because of an investigation into whether your testimony before Congress was truthful and whether you committed a crime.

Ms. Lerner: Yes, I understand.

FBI Agent: Did you commit a crime?

Ms. Lerner: No.

FBI Agent: Well, I think that just about wraps things up. Thank you very much.

20 posted on 04/08/2014 5:00:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: G Larry

Amen.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 5:00:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

She’s way down at the bottom of Obama administration criminals that should go to jail.


22 posted on 04/08/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: colorado tanker

Ms. Lerner: No.

FBI Agent: Okay if I quote you on that?


23 posted on 04/08/2014 5:02:24 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: jazusamo

HA! Then throw him in jail with her! Those two were meant for each other! 8^)


24 posted on 04/08/2014 5:02:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Ray76

Well they did nothing on Benghazi— Nothing on unconstitutional persecution on the Tea Party — NOTHING TO STOP DEFUND obamacare. They do NOTHING!!


25 posted on 04/08/2014 5:03:47 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: jwalsh07

Gotta start somewhere..... send the bitch to jail


26 posted on 04/08/2014 5:04:04 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: cripplecreek

I would rather send her to a 6x9 jail cell and share it with Chris Matthews.


27 posted on 04/08/2014 5:07:03 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: colorado tanker

Today Holder told Gohmert ‘you don’t know what I know’.

The NSA unfoldings now has both sides with data against each other. Naturally, 90% of the damaging info will be on RATS, who are now cornered into jumping ship.

When you see hostilities start mounting, like today, you know who is guiltiest by who screeches the most at inquiries.


28 posted on 04/08/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: ptsal

Yeah, you’re right. But the republicans don’t have the balls and Eric Holder is the consigliore of this particular mob. Nobody will go to jail unless and until Obama is replaced by a somewhat honorable politician and I don’t mean a Clinton or a Bush.


29 posted on 04/08/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jazusamo

Prison is inadequate. Her crimes against the most fundamental principles of a voting Rebublic are capital


30 posted on 04/08/2014 5:10:11 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: rainee

The vote is scheduled for Thursday, don’t know if it’ll be covered by CSPAN.


31 posted on 04/08/2014 5:13:14 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: bert

I and many more couldn’t agree more. If it could only be it would put the brakes on this tyranny.


32 posted on 04/08/2014 5:15:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Logical me

Looking? Issa is part of the problem. ANYTHING that comes up before him goes NOWHERE and most likely by design. He get’s some sensational headlines and then nothing happens. We are the fools for not calling for Issa’s head on a platter.


33 posted on 04/08/2014 5:15:32 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: jazusamo
Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail

Agreed!!

For starters.

Set the precedent.

34 posted on 04/08/2014 5:15:37 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: rainee

That’s the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee vote.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 5:18:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks jazusamo.


36 posted on 04/08/2014 5:20:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: txhurl

I get why Holder is frustrated. It sucks to be Zero’s wingman.


37 posted on 04/08/2014 5:26:39 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Logical me

Can’t she get immunity and take the fall? So no one goes to jail.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 5:29:30 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: jazusamo
A House panel votes this week to formally ask the DOJ to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner.

Gimmee a break!

Can you spell delay?

Can you spell obfuscate?

Can you spell stall?

Can you spell backpedal?

Can you spell shelve?

Can you spell dillydally?

Can you spell logjam?

Can you spell defer?

Can you spell impede?

Can you spell stagnate?

39 posted on 04/08/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: colorado tanker

Holder conspired with Reno to light up Waco.

And Lerner was even involved in that, can’t cite a link offhand.

The Left wants Texas off the map.


40 posted on 04/08/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Ray76

If they try to prosecute her, it will be years...They should grant her immunity and get the stuff out there NOW before th election.


41 posted on 04/08/2014 5:34:40 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: jazusamo
Bttt.

5.56mm

42 posted on 04/08/2014 5:38:00 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: txhurl

Lerner should go to jail for this. She just flat out lied to Congress. I doubt it will ever happen, though.


43 posted on 04/08/2014 5:39:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: jazusamo

I think if it were mentioned, all hell would break lose

One congressman mentioning it would release the dogs of hell on her.


44 posted on 04/08/2014 5:39:29 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: jazusamo

Why wait for the DOJ to put her in jail. US MARSHALLS CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW. Here in the UP of michigan we have a closed prison that can be reopened just for federal prisoners like Lois Lerner, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.


45 posted on 04/08/2014 5:49:37 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200

Here here... :-)


46 posted on 04/08/2014 5:57:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Ghost of SVR4
He get’s some sensational headlines and then nothing happens. We are the fools for not calling for Issa’s head on a platter.

It is my understanding that Issa lacks the needed enforcement mechanism. Remember, Holder has been found in contempt of congress but a house committee can't do much besides issuing a "strongly worded" admonition.

Of course, I could be wrong................

47 posted on 04/08/2014 6:18:54 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

IRS SCANDAL PING


48 posted on 04/08/2014 6:25:46 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: jazusamo

She should be on TV.

Dancing With The Stars.

Dancing the Tyburn Jig.


49 posted on 04/08/2014 6:28:59 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: mabarker1
I think they all belong in jail but I don't think Holder will do his job. I hope the republicans take over both houses of congress and use it to go after all the criminal in this regime. The republicans have to make these thugs pay for their crimes against the people.
50 posted on 04/08/2014 6:44:55 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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