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Resolution to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress (C-Span Live Feed)
C-SPAN ^ | 4-10-2014

Posted on 04/10/2014 9:24:12 AM PDT by smoothsailing

APRIL 10, 2014

Resolution to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee convened for a business meeting to consider a resolution holding Lois G. Lerner, former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions before Congress on May 22, 2013 and March 5, 2014, at a hearing entitled, “Targeting Americans for their Political Beliefs.”

Live Link:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?318725-2/resuming-shortly-irs-targeting-investigation-contempt-hearing

(Excerpt) Read more at c-span.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: contempt; lerner; livecontempthearing; loislerner; loislernercontenpt

1 posted on 04/10/2014 9:24:12 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I predict the ‘Rats will rally around to vote no — and then accuse the Reps of “partisanship.”

OR

It will lose by one vote.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smoothsailing

Gee; I wonder how many democrat/communists on the committee will deviate from the Party Line?


3 posted on 04/10/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: smoothsailing

I think they’re barking up the wrong tree here. Given these egregious and heinous IRS acts against our freedom investigators ought to be able to come up with enough evidence without challenging Lerner’s 5A rights, which is technically a legally questionable challenge. GOP going down another rabbit trail IMO, instead of nailing it with solid evidence. If it’s as pervasive as it sounds, then, dang, go get it, present it, and prosecute accordingly.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: smoothsailing

“slow” lerner claimed that the Tea Party Was Dangerous eh?

oh MY!


5 posted on 04/10/2014 9:30:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

Ironic….Lerner’s craven lust to please her master, Obama, got her into this mess. She hated the TEA Party and this hatred destroyed her career. Sometimes it’s turkey and sometimes it’s feathers…...


6 posted on 04/10/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BenLurkin

Time to stand and be counted dems. You want to go down with a sinking ship, then vote to protect Lerner. That vote will be used against them in the upcoming elections.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 9:35:06 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: henkster

“...democrat/communists...”

Redundancy alert...


8 posted on 04/10/2014 9:35:19 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: txrefugee

She should have recognized that Obama is all about Obama. Everyone else is subject to being tossed under the bus when they become a liability.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 9:36:02 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: NFHale

Mr Lynch has just invoked the Volcanic Outburst of Mr Cummings.....

how productive that was


10 posted on 04/10/2014 9:36:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BenLurkin

Agree. Also, until they get extortion out, nothing will happen. They may throw her to the the wolves; but she will land in a clover field somewhere, just like the others.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 9:37:18 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PapaNew

She gave up her 5th Amendment rights (by making a statement) in her initial session.

Basically, even if they find her in contempt, nothing will happen to her...after all, Holder was already found in contempt, and that hasn’t even slowed him down. He simply ignored it.

But this does help them to build a case for criminal prosecution. Of course, the problem is that charges would have to be preferred by the DOJ, and that’s certainly not going to happen.

A request for a special prosecutor also has to go through the DOJ.

So unless the press promotes this and gets people upset enough to demand a special prosecutor (as they did with Nixon), nothing is going to happen.

If Obama finds himself in a position where this is really going negative on him, he’ll tell Holder to appoint somebody. However, the likelihood of the press reporting this is slim to none.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT by livius
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To: txrefugee

Lerner used to be the windshield....


13 posted on 04/10/2014 9:37:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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14 posted on 04/10/2014 9:41:35 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Committee has 23 Republicans and 17 Democrats.

The final vote is easy to predict. The Contempt Resolution will pass 23 to 17.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 9:42:36 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Rep. Horsford sets off my Gaydar...


16 posted on 04/10/2014 9:46:24 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3142871/posts


17 posted on 04/10/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT by maggief
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To: smoothsailing

Good, but dems have no shame and no principles. They will defend the shriveled up old saggy skin hag.
The ‘justice’ department will refuse to prosecute her.
After this all blows over, she will get a high-paying low-effort job compliments of the democrat party.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 9:47:47 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

is he the clown from detroit?


19 posted on 04/10/2014 9:48:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

the Ayes have it!

but.....BUSH DID IT!


20 posted on 04/10/2014 9:49:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PapaNew

This is but one tactic in an overall strategy. The Ways and Means Committee referral is another such tactic. We may be witnessing the beginning of a full court press by the various House Committees.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: livius

Congress, or either House thereof, may apply directly to a court to convene a grand jury and appoint a special prosecutor if it is clearly shown (can be) that Prosecutor has a conflict of interest, is biased or is failing to perform his function. Must be beyond an abuse of discretion, which it is.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 9:50:49 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: livius
They need to get the freaking evidence that ought to be found if this is as pervasive as it appears it was. Going after Lerner's 5A rights is a very questionable route here because, unlike a court trial where she has a choice to testify, here, like with a grand jury, she was forced to testify and therefore may defend herself while "selectively invoking" (a settled doctrine according to legal experts) her 5A rights. This is the GOP possibly snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory - again.

Instead, it would be nice if Congress could find their own investigators and prosecute around the corrupt DOJ.

23 posted on 04/10/2014 9:51:03 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: smoothsailing

21-12


24 posted on 04/10/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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FINAL VOTE 21 to 12 - The resolution Passes


25 posted on 04/10/2014 9:53:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

A true AG would have slapped the IRS 3 years ago. Must be covering for the hero of Benghazi.

The only way to deal with this has to be outside Holder’s control.

Otherwise, we’ll get 3 years of “investigation still underway.”


26 posted on 04/10/2014 9:54:06 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: smoothsailing

If it passes, and she is arrested, I do hope her life insurance is paid up.


27 posted on 04/10/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: shalom aleichem
I don't mean to be ironic in more ways than one dang it just worked out like this but Mathew 21 12 seems fitting...

And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves

28 posted on 04/10/2014 9:57:09 AM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: shalom aleichem

Notice all the Dems that didn’t even bother to show up?


29 posted on 04/10/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: maggief

Thanks maggief! 8^)


30 posted on 04/10/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tcrlaf
If it passes, and she is arrested, I do hope her life insurance is paid up.

Yep. She'll be Jim McDougaled.
31 posted on 04/10/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

No. Nevada.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 10:06:38 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: smoothsailing

Lets see if this makes it to the MSM news tonight. I might watch just to see their reaction.


33 posted on 04/10/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Cowboy Bob

the puke from detroit was probably just a mama’s boy...


34 posted on 04/10/2014 10:08:57 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Old Yeller

her Pal Senator Cummings.....is about tom take some heat as well....

t appears that Elijah Cummings, the committee’s ranking Democrat and therefore the Congressman to whom these staffers reported, may have lied during a committee hearing when he denied that his staffers had put the IRS on the trail of True the Vote.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3142995/posts


35 posted on 04/10/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: dhs12345

I’ll bet if it gets reported by the MSM at all it will be as a “Republican temper tantrum in their on-going war on women”.

Elijah Cummings will be portrayed as the noble knight defending the fair maiden Lois Lerner.


36 posted on 04/10/2014 10:11:57 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Yup. I am actually looking forward to tuning in tonight.


37 posted on 04/10/2014 10:18:15 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: smoothsailing

Five of the Democrap `Brave Sir Robins’ voted `Present’?
Profiles in courage, yes sir!


38 posted on 04/10/2014 10:41:22 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: tumblindice

They didn’t vote present, they didn’t even show up! HA!

They bravely ran away!


39 posted on 04/10/2014 10:47:00 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I may be wrong, but having resigned does not immunize her from the Contempt of Congress charge and subsequent punishment.


40 posted on 04/10/2014 4:08:12 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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