Skip to comments.Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail
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.
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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Just 1 of these high ranking clowns going to jail might be enough to start the birds singing.
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!
You may well be right, It’d be a good start if both she and Holder were both in a federal slammer.
I’d even offer amnesty to the Slowest Lerner for real actionable info on those above her.
No about 100 top leaders are needed
Lock up ALL rats and their ilk!
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...
YES, but I doubt he’d be able to drive having already had a stroke. :-)
...to name a few...
Didn’t read entire article..anyone know when they’re voting & if on CSPAN?
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.
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.
I hope they don’t pass it off to DOJ and then wash their hands.
She shouldn’t go to jail, she should be on jail!!!
Issa is a pussy!
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.
She’s way down at the bottom of Obama administration criminals that should go to jail.
Ms. Lerner: No.
FBI Agent: Okay if I quote you on that?
HA! Then throw him in jail with her! Those two were meant for each other! 8^)
Well they did nothing on Benghazi— Nothing on unconstitutional persecution on the Tea Party — NOTHING TO STOP DEFUND obamacare. They do NOTHING!!
Gotta start somewhere..... send the bitch to jail
I would rather send her to a 6x9 jail cell and share it with Chris Matthews.
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.
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.
Prison is inadequate. Her crimes against the most fundamental principles of a voting Rebublic are capital
The vote is scheduled for Thursday, don’t know if it’ll be covered by CSPAN.
I and many more couldn’t agree more. If it could only be it would put the brakes on this tyranny.
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.
Set the precedent.
That’s the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee vote.
I get why Holder is frustrated. It sucks to be Zero’s wingman.
Can’t she get immunity and take the fall? So no one goes to jail.
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?
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.
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.
Lerner should go to jail for this. She just flat out lied to Congress. I doubt it will ever happen, though.
I think if it were mentioned, all hell would break lose
One congressman mentioning it would release the dogs of hell on her.
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.
Here here... :-)
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................
IRS SCANDAL PING
She should be on TV.
Dancing With The Stars.
Dancing the Tyburn Jig.
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