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House to Vote in May on Holding IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/04/25/house-to-vote-in-may-on-holding-irs-official-lois-lerner-in-contempt/ ^ | 4-25-2014 | John D. McKinnon

Posted on 04/25/2014 1:08:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing

April 25, 2014

House to Vote in May on Holding IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt

John D. McKinnon

The House of Representatives will vote in May to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, a move that likely will fan the ongoing controversy over IRS targeting of conservative groups.

House GOP leaders made their plans known on Friday in a memo outlining their priorities for the month.

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The vote to hold Ms. Lerner in contempt could have more immediate impact. The IRS controversy already has become a rallying cry for the GOP conservative base heading into the 2014 election campaign.

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In the meantime, the contempt vote could put the Obama administration in an awkward spot.

The law says that if the House or Senate votes to hold someone in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena, the matter is referred to the local U.S. attorney. It is then the “duty” of the U.S. attorney to “bring the matter before the grand jury for its action,” according to the statute.

The Department of Justice recently has declined to take contempt cases to a grand jury where executive branch officials asserted executive privilege. But this case involves the Fifth Amendment, not executive privilege, raising a difficult question for the department.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contempt; irs; lerner; loislerner

Where we going now, Miss Lois?

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1 posted on 04/25/2014 1:08:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

They’re WAY behind the times.

I’ve held Lois Lerner in contempt ever since I first heard her speak.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: smoothsailing

What’s the rush?


3 posted on 04/25/2014 1:10:58 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: smoothsailing

This ‘prosecution’ against the misuse of the IRS is proceeding at a pace that makes a Glacier resemble a meteor!
This is being draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaged out by hidden RINOs for hidden reasons.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 1:11:39 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: smoothsailing

It should be done, but it’s only symbolic. The current corrupt ‘justice’ department will not prosecute her.

In a few months, she will get a high-paying low-effort job, thanks to the dem party.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 1:11:45 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: smoothsailing

The closer to the mid-terms, the better IMHO


6 posted on 04/25/2014 1:12:27 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: smoothsailing

In May they’ll decide to delay the vote until February.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 1:14:11 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: smoothsailing
The Department of Justice recently has declined to take contempt cases to a grand jury where executive branch officials asserted executive privilege. But this case involves the Fifth Amendment, not executive privilege, raising a difficult question for the department.

In what way is it "difficult" for them? It's quite simple, really. The Holder DOJ has failed to follow the law before; and the Holder DOJ will continue to break the law.

8 posted on 04/25/2014 1:15:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: austinaero

I agree with you. I like the picture of dems being forced to defend a lawless IRS agent just before an election.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I’m all set to vote right now on demonstrating my complete and utter contempt for the House of “Representatives”.

What a worthless collection of reprobates, liars, cretins and vermin they are.

Too bad that Todd Beemer and his pals didn’t just stay in their seats.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 1:25:05 PM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: smoothsailing

Another worthless contempt charge handed out by a worthless Congress?


11 posted on 04/25/2014 1:28:06 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: smoothsailing

Are they going to hold their breath until then?


12 posted on 04/25/2014 1:32:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

What’s taking so long?


13 posted on 04/25/2014 1:33:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: smoothsailing
The law says that if the House or Senate votes to hold someone in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena, the matter is referred to the local U.S. attorney.

What if only a distant U.S. attorney is available?

14 posted on 04/25/2014 1:37:49 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: smoothsailing

Way too little and WAY too late.

GOP cowards.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 1:39:07 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: DannyTN
In that case they could refer the matter to Lenny....


16 posted on 04/25/2014 1:43:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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17 posted on 04/25/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: smoothsailing

The lights are set on extra low and the smoke machines are running 24/7 in those back rooms. Oh, to be a fly on the wall. THIS is where it gets interesting. Up till now has been just fluff. Now, the rubber will meet the road.

I do so hope the pubbies slam her but good, preferably into prison for 10-15 years.

We have GOT to stop letting these sleazy slime bags do horrible things and get away with just a mild slap on the back of the hand.

Way past time for a hangin’ judge.

Great pic smooth.


18 posted on 04/25/2014 1:50:55 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Nachum

Which May? May of 2999? Or May on 5590?


19 posted on 04/25/2014 1:55:44 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

In the year 2525

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xb2aYmzVo8


20 posted on 04/25/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Close enough. Don’t want to rush things. A better solution, in my opinion, would be to put out the word that she has something that would be damaging on Hillary. And let nature take its course.


21 posted on 04/25/2014 2:05:40 PM PDT by sport
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To: Genoa
What’s the rush?

Hell, what's the holdup?

22 posted on 04/25/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: smoothsailing; Anti-Hero

If that’s all we can get, ok. But it would be a better picture for her to be sentenced and doing a perp walk by then.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 2:20:00 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: upchuck

Thanx! :)


24 posted on 04/25/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Genoa
What’s the rush?

Ha!
25 posted on 04/25/2014 2:40:22 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: smoothsailing

they should have done it on April 15.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Genoa

“What’s the rush?”

Exactly. I can’t get excited by a move that is so dispassionate and measured that it can be put off for weeks and weeks.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 2:57:51 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Genoa

Molasses moves faster in the winter.


28 posted on 04/25/2014 3:26:51 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Yep, so what?

A contempt charge is toothless and meaningless.


29 posted on 04/25/2014 3:36:02 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: smoothsailing
I agree with you. I like the picture of dems being forced to defend a lawless IRS agent just before an election.

But if nobody reports it...

30 posted on 04/25/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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