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House sets vote on holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt
FoxNews.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 04/26/2014 3:39:08 AM PDT by WhiskeyX

The House of Representatives will vote in May on whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for her role in the agency's targeting of conservative groups, according to a memo released Friday by House Republicans.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; irs; loislerner

1 posted on 04/26/2014 3:39:09 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

Someone must have waked up the members of the House…finally.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 3:46:00 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: WhiskeyX

May? Gosh, ya think they might be able to get there, such short notice and all that...Sheesh.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 3:51:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: WhiskeyX

So what will be the consequences of her still not talking? Jail?? And will Obama free her anyway?? Of course.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 3:57:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Smokin' Joe

That vote should have taken all of 15 minutes after Lois Lerner, after once first agreeing to supply some information to the inquiry, then clammed up and refused to testify further, claiming the 5th Amendment then protected her.

But I suppose that now, these things must be done - “delicately”.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 3:57:36 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: txrefugee
That's right - they finally woke up! The vote will still be all along party lines ... with enough “mavericks” in the House, the vote will be close!
6 posted on 04/26/2014 3:57:47 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: WhiskeyX

Why wait, throw the bitch in jail!


7 posted on 04/26/2014 4:09:37 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: WhiskeyX

All I know is that my congressman had damned well better vote that day and he damned well better vote for contempt. He has a challenger in the upcoming primary here on May 20th.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 4:14:04 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: WhiskeyX

Why wait?

Because the EXEMPT Congress and their EXEMPT Staff
really do not care .... except about themselves.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 4:20:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Gaffer

Hell...Clinton was impeached...and walked away from it.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 4:38:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Well, yes. That was a process that required both the House (indictment) and Senate (trial). It failed because our Senators have no honor or allegiance to the people any more.

If I understand the contempt process correctly, the House has the power of voting contempt, AND they have the power to jail that b!tch - at least for the rest of the current session. In my mind, if they do not do this, then it won’t matter how many more seats Republicans win, or whether they win the Senate, too. Just rats of another color, really.


11 posted on 04/26/2014 4:42:43 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: WhiskeyX

Jeebus — why not wait until the first anniversary of her invoking the 5th amendment. Hell, why this decade even?

I can count the number of congress critters I respect on the fingers of one cartoon character’s hand. (Ever bother to count the fingers on most cartoon characters hands?)


12 posted on 04/26/2014 4:45:33 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: alloysteel

———That vote should have.... -——

Timing is a part of the program. Events are being scheduled to cause maximum damage to Obama and achieve maximum election gains in November.

Recall that the Republicans do not control the propaganda organs and must also create a situation that can not be ignored. Most Americans don’t know who she is or the magnitude of her crimes.

When the death penalty or some such is mentioned for her crimes against the Republic, the S@#$ will hit the fan and blow across the country


13 posted on 04/26/2014 4:57:04 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: alloysteel

Nothing can remove the stench of this Congress from their rolling of the American people. At least my sriracha sauce may have stunk to make it, but it has consistency and far better flavor than this Congress will ever have guts.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 4:58:47 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sacajaweau
That is what I was wondering. Holder was voted to be in Contempt of Congress and nothing much seems to have happened. Does she go to jail if she remains in Contempt?

“Issa and 16 other Republican lawmakers are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to produce documents and to make Pilger available for an interview.”

I also do not understand this statement from the article. What does it mean when the Committee asks the Attorney General to make Pilger available for an interview? Can't the Committee subpoena him?

15 posted on 04/26/2014 5:06:37 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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Yeah, a contempt of Congress charge...that’ll show her. Just look what it did to Eric Holder. Oh yeah, that’s right NOTHING!


16 posted on 04/26/2014 5:08:44 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: WhiskeyX


17 posted on 04/26/2014 5:18:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: WhiskeyX

Stop dawdling, already! This vowman should already be in prison, along with Holder, 0bama, and VJ, Hitlery, and JF’nKerry.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 5:44:01 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Sacajaweau
So what will be the consequences of her still not talking? Jail?? And will Obama free her anyway?? Of course.

I bet she is shaking in her boots.

19 posted on 04/26/2014 6:28:50 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: WhiskeyX

Such BLINDING SPEED!

Ya’d think they were in a hurry, or something, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 6:35:17 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: WhiskeyX

So!!!! Won’t mean jack sh!!. The current communists empire protect their own and nothing will come of it. Jail time? What a joke.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 6:54:12 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: WhiskeyX

Big deal. It should have been done months ago. Then what? Is holder going to investigate?


22 posted on 04/26/2014 6:57:02 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Holder will ask Lerner to join his club.
You have a choice of initiations, once found by congress to be in a contempt.
You can have your pee-pee whacked by the Sgt. at Arms using a rolled-up newspaper, or they can take away your birthday.
In the meantime, employees of the federal alphabet agencies are watching and seeing that the penalty for malfeasance is non-existent, while there are real punishments for failing to follow instructions from the policy makers who sign their performance reviews.
This administration is corrupt from the head down.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 7:20:45 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: alloysteel

Politics. I think they keep dragging this and the Holder thing out, so it’s still an issue around election time.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 7:23:11 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Sacajaweau

And don’t cha know the “bent one” is salivating to get back in our White House so he can wag his finger in our faces while getting intern service again. I have no words for the crap that gets put in the house.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 7:25:32 AM PDT by Cats Pajamas (“The first casualty of mainstream news is the truth.”)
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To: WhiskeyX

She is ‘next’ on the list, right after Charlie Rangel.

WASN’T he either convicted (or whatever they call it when they have to tend to each others indiscretions) about a year ago?

Sure wish people would get off their collective DUFFS and turn ALL of these clowns out.....

NOW if an ‘R’ were to ‘spit on the sidewalk’ he would be dealt with IMMEDIATELY and if a ‘CONSERVATIVE’ were to not say hello to someone ‘senior’ to him, he would be stripped of all his committees and placed on ‘the list’.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: WhiskeyX

I’m not sure of the process in Congress, but I know in regular court, if you are found in contempt you go immediately to jail.

If she does not go to jail immediately, than the whole thing is just a dog and pony show, symbolic to provide cover, so they can say we tried.


27 posted on 04/26/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: WhiskeyX

Let’s be clear. We are talking about protecting the most vulnerable from the most powerful. To not force this issue is malfeasance of the highest order.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 8:04:50 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: WhiskeyX
The House of Representatives will vote in May ...

They'll drag this out so that nothing substantial ever gets done. Targeting conservatives is something everybody inside the beltway can agree on.

29 posted on 04/26/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: bert

I doubt this will rise to the level of a Capital crime, though I do think it should be one. That being said I agree largely with your analysis. For once Boehner may be playing his cards in a pretty clever way.

Once the vote is taken the Sgt At Arms can be told to find and arrest Lerner immediately. Boehner can call a press conference and announce the issuance of the Warrant and demand that Lerner turn herself in immediately or be declared a Fugitive from Justice.

Watching her do a perp walk into the Congressional jail would be a thing of beauty. The Pubbies are going to hold the House this November so the first order of business should be another Contempt vote so they can keep her criminal ass in the Congreessional jail for two entire more years. Maybe that will loosen her tongue.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 8:14:07 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I was kinda wondering the same thing. What’s the big rush?

putzes


31 posted on 04/26/2014 8:16:20 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Lurker

The criminal regime she works for will not allow her to live long enough to have a loosening of the tongue. I expect she will have a sudden heart attack (prison life don’tchaknow) or a fast growing cancer will be discovered. Once you worship at the feet of the criminal enterprise democrips you can never leave, alive. But once sent for six you can still vote!


32 posted on 04/26/2014 8:21:59 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: WhiskeyX
We know they will vote to hold her in contempt, but will they have the balls to follow through and have her arrested, {they have the power, do they have the will} and kept under arrest until she talks.

My prediction is easy, based on history, there are enough eunuchs in the House pubbie side to prevent incarceration.

33 posted on 04/26/2014 8:27:54 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Lurker

There are several ways to skin a cat

If someone were to mention the death penalty there will be hell to pay. The suggestion will dominate the news for several days.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 10:24:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: WhiskeyX
Vote .......in May?

When, May 31?????

35 posted on 04/29/2014 9:08:35 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: WhiskeyX

So what’s that going to prove?


36 posted on 04/29/2014 9:10:25 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

“So what’s that going to prove?”

There are a great many people who want to see Congress exercise some of the authority the citizens of this nation delegated to them for the purpose of holding government officials accountable for their misconduct. So, if nothing else this Congress can recover at least some tatters of credibility, whereas a failure to use the power to hold a government official in contempt of Congress will only further shame the members of Congress.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 9:19:26 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Osage Orange

The hero of Benghazi will give her another promotion


38 posted on 04/29/2014 9:28:14 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: WhiskeyX

Smoke and mirrors.......


39 posted on 04/30/2014 9:53:29 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

Anyone who condones criminal conduct by bemoaning the futility of opposing the crimes and the criminals is in effect giving aid to the criminals by hindering the efforts to garner the public support necessary to combat them.


40 posted on 04/30/2014 10:00:17 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX
Bemoaning nothing here..

Stating it like it is.

Hope that helps, you.

41 posted on 04/30/2014 10:04:39 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Gaffer

Exactly!


42 posted on 04/30/2014 10:06:15 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: bert
When the death penalty or some such is mentioned for her crimes against the Republic, the S@#$ will hit the fan and blow across the country

LOL!!! If that happens...I will run naked thru a tick and chigger infested field!!!

43 posted on 04/30/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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