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Speier: Lois Lerner Just a 'Mid-Level Bureaucrat' -- 'No Connection to the White House'
cns news ^ | 4/10/14 | Susan Jones

Posted on 04/10/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - Today is not about Lois Lerner or the alleged inappropriate tactics she may have employed," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday. "Today is about protecting the integrity and the credibility of this committee."

Speier accused Republicans of fabricating a "vast conspiracy" around a "mid-level bureaucrat who may have made some poor decisions."

"There is no connection to the White House," she said. "What we are trying to do is hold in contempt a mid-level bureaucrat, and the actions of this committee won't stand up to judicial scrutiny."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bureaucrat; connection; contempt; irsteapartyscandal; jackiespeier; lerner; loislerner; speier
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1 posted on 04/10/2014 8:47:58 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 04/10/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Then there should be no problem with her testifying, should there?


3 posted on 04/10/2014 8:49:10 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: Nachum

That’s OK, a mid level bureaucrat can go to jail if she doesn’t want to talk.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 8:50:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum
Obama’s Watergate moment is here
5 posted on 04/10/2014 8:50:42 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nachum

Flak = Over the target.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Nachum

Lois Lerner has been making “bad” decisions for years now. There is a pattern of predatory shaking down of political rivals.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT by virgil
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To: Nachum
so either

1. government like the IRS is completely unaccountable ( it is also that)

or
2. Obama is in control of the IRS and ordered the IRS to keep conservative groups from raising money during the election( this is true too)

8 posted on 04/10/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Nachum
Lois! Your bus is here....


9 posted on 04/10/2014 8:53:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Nachum

And the Democrats just keep lying and lying and lying.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 8:53:08 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Nachum
Speier accused Republicans of fabricating a "vast conspiracy" around a "mid-level bureaucrat who may have made some poor decisions."

The vast conspiracy is a FEDERAL agency targeting specific groups of citizens to gain party power.

It's not just Louis Lerner. It's the whole G-damn federal government.

11 posted on 04/10/2014 8:54:39 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Nachum

Values Illustration:

“Today is about protecting the integrity and the credibility of this committee.”

vs

Protecting the integrity and credibility of Americans and our country.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 8:54:59 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: mulligan

Just DIMocRATs being themselves.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 8:55:05 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Nachum

Okay then who was she talking to who was talking to the White House. Who was the middle man? Names please?

And then keep working up the chain of command.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 8:57:27 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Nachum
Speier: Lois Lerner Just a 'Mid-Level Bureaucrat' -- 'No Connection to the White House'

Maybe, but Monica Lewinsky was "just an intern".

15 posted on 04/10/2014 8:58:54 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

16 posted on 04/10/2014 9:00:21 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Democrat_media

Quoting from the Democrat’s strategy book: they are only accountable, or in this case, not accountable when you are in power. Who cares about what is right and wrong.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 9:00:42 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Nachum

Lerner has to be worried for her safety. The future of the democrat party depends on her silence.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 9:01:16 AM 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: virgil
There is a pattern of predatory shaking down of political rivals.


19 posted on 04/10/2014 9:01:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum
"Today is about protecting the integrity and the credibility of this committee."

I think Cummings already screwed that pooch.

20 posted on 04/10/2014 9:02:33 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: unixfox

There needs to be some SERIOUS consequences for anyone using the power of the government at any level to suppress an opposition political movement.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 9:02:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

Joined at the hip they are.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 9:03:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cheerio

23 posted on 04/10/2014 9:03:16 AM 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: Nachum

One thing about the RATS — they act in unity especially when lying and protecting each others skins.

Politics is war for them and the GOP is the enemy.


24 posted on 04/10/2014 9:03:33 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: null and void
Has she said anything to Congress other than "Fifth Amendment"?
25 posted on 04/10/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: 353FMG

No, American citizens are the enemy.


26 posted on 04/10/2014 9:05:11 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Nachum

WELL if ANY of us had the cajones, WE WOULD ALL NOT pay our taxes
until the IRS is held accountable!!!! STARVE THE BEAST!!!


27 posted on 04/10/2014 9:05:21 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Nachum

“Eric Holder is without the least shred of integrity. He is thoroughly dishonest. He was put in place to do one thing and that is to protect his boss’s ass from the law.”


28 posted on 04/10/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

“Mid-level”? Then her boss should be answering these questions. And if there had not been disciplinary action taken in a timely manner, then the boss’s boss should be answering some questions.

All the way to the top.

Somebody set up the paradigm and agenda. Who gave Lois Lerner the authority to operate within that scope of action?

“Outta control” does not begin to describe the degree of scofflaw activity that has been going on here.

Of course, we cannot expect Eric Holder to proceed with any charges against Lois Lerner. He is in even deeper doo-doo than just the IRS cover-up.


29 posted on 04/10/2014 9:06:06 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: null and void

Question for FReeper Legal Eagles:

Given she testified before the DOJ, can the House Judciary Committee suponea that testimony; or, is there a division between the House and DOJ and the House doesn’t have rights obtain such documentation (IIRC she wasn’t under oath in the DOJ testimony)?

Thanks in advance!


30 posted on 04/10/2014 9:09:05 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Nachum

RE: Jackie Spier. Jim Jones missed one.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 9:14:18 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Nachum

Adolph Eichman was also a mid level bureaucrat, having only become a lieutenant colonel. Indeed, most of the SS officers who ran major extermination camps were mid level officers, just like Eichman. Lerner’s the same, a mid level official assigned to do the actual dirty work for the higherups, be a cutout, and protect them. The fascinating thing about the True the Vote case is several separate agencies were involved, meaning they could only have been coordinated by a lead criminal operating from the White House who was following the Mahdi’s orders.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Nachum

Then releasing those e-mails shouldn’t be a problem.

p. 3,710
LL: Hey big guy. I’m really putting the screws to those Tea Party yahoos!
BO: You go grrrl! Like I said, `They bring a knife, etc.’. Make sure you break *every* law and IRS regulation you can think of! HA HA HA HA HA! You know I’m gay, right? REDACTED/ EXPLETIVES DELETED pretty much a Roman orgy and then Reggie left early.


33 posted on 04/10/2014 9:20:01 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: Nachum

“No controlling legal authority”-—Fat Al


34 posted on 04/10/2014 9:21:45 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Nachum

“We were only following orders”


35 posted on 04/10/2014 9:23:26 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Nachum

Speier obviously is of the San Fran Nan school of botox to the brain


36 posted on 04/10/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Kit cat
WELL if ANY of us had the cajones, WE WOULD ALL NOT pay our taxes until the IRS is held accountable!!!! STARVE THE BEAST!!!

We should be burning down their buildings at this point. The IRS is a criminal organization.

37 posted on 04/10/2014 9:41:11 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Nachum

Male bovine fecal matter.

Mid-level bureaucrats never take this serious of a policy stance without explicit orders from wayyyyy up...


38 posted on 04/10/2014 9:58:10 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 04/10/2014 10:25:22 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Nachum

She is unwittingly suggesting, then, that someone higher up, with a definite connection to the White House, ordered Lerner to violate the rights of conservatives.


40 posted on 04/10/2014 10:30:30 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Nachum

That illutration stopped me in my tracks! I read through each and every statement on there, and Obama has openly done the exact opposite of what he promised to the American people. As we all know, the constant lying is intentional, and you can bet that if he makes a statement, he is doing or will do the exact opposite.


41 posted on 04/10/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Nachum

“There is no connection to the White House,” she said”

Just take out word for it. :-)


42 posted on 04/10/2014 10:55:27 AM 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: virgil
What the stupid democrat calls bad decisions are really criminal acts. I'm sure she wouldn't be so forgiving if GW Bush was president and one of his IRS stooges was suppressing the freedom of democrat voters. These politicians better pull their heads from their asses before the government loses its last shred of credibility.
43 posted on 04/10/2014 11:20:52 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: peeps36

If this had happened under Bush there would have been a media feeding frenzy already. A total melt down.


44 posted on 04/10/2014 1:34:55 PM PDT by virgil
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