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Bill submitted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt: Congress takes first step towards arrest
WorldNetDaily ^ | 07/10/2014 | Garth Kant

Posted on 07/10/2014 2:33:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON – WND has learned the House of Representatives is considering whether to send Lois Lerner to jail for contempt of Congress.

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has just submitted a bill, HR 664, which finds Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before a congressional committee.

Lerner, the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division, has admitted the IRS improperly targeted conservative groups seeking 501(c)(3) status.

However, Lerner twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify before the House Oversight Committee.

The bill only has to pass the House, not the Senate, in order to go into effect.

And the House is controlled by Republicans, so its passage would seem assured.

If the House passes the bill and finds Lerner in contempt, she could go to jail, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by WND.

The bill states that she should be held in contempt because the threat of prosecution has clearly been insufficient to encourage her “to be honest and candid with Congress regarding the heinous actions of the Internal Revenue Service.”

It further states, “That the Speaker issue his warrant directed to the Sergeant-at-Arms, or his deputy, commanding him to arrest and take into custody forthwith, wherever to be found, the body of Lois G. Lerner and bring her to the bar of the House without delay to answer to the charge of contempt of its authority, breach of its privileges, and gross and wanton insult to the integrity of its proceedings, and in the meantime keep the body of Lerner in his custody in the common jail of the District of Columbia, subject to the further order of the House.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; contempt; irs; loislerner
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1 posted on 07/10/2014 2:33:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Boehner won’t do it. He’s afraid of what Obama/Holder might do.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: SeekAndFind

This would be a marvelous time to bring back the guillotine!


3 posted on 07/10/2014 2:36:26 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did I just see a pig flying past my window?.................


4 posted on 07/10/2014 2:36:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's another news from THE BLAZE:

GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’
5 posted on 07/10/2014 2:36:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Red Badger
Here's another news from THE BLAZE:

GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’
6 posted on 07/10/2014 2:37:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

~~~has just submitted a bill, HR 664~~~

Now go a couple steps further and submit HR 666......


7 posted on 07/10/2014 2:38:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Hostage

RE: He’s afraid of what Obama/Holder might do.

Are you saying that have something about Boehner that we don’t yet know?


8 posted on 07/10/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Steve Stockman is a hero just for submitting this bill. This will start a national conversation at least. Everyone should get this story out. They should also call Boner’s office and their own Representative and demand that they pass this bill.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Red Badger

10 posted on 07/10/2014 2:40:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, Boehner is compromised.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 2:40:17 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: SeekAndFind

Slower than molasses on a glacier..

CONgre$$..

Our last, “best” hope to stem the erosion

Of our borders.. And our nation.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

RE: From the article:

HR 664, which finds Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before a congressional committee.

_____________________________________

The question that comes up immediately when I read this is: DIDN’T THEY ALSO HOLD ERIC HOLDER IN CONTEMPT?

Yes they have indeed. So why isn’t Eric Holder in jail?


13 posted on 07/10/2014 2:40:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What if she flees the country and lands where there is no extradition treaty?


14 posted on 07/10/2014 2:41:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

RE: What if she flees the country and lands where there is no extradition treaty?

Putin can have her.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 2:42:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The first and last step. They’re all a bunch of pansies.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 2:42:31 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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17 posted on 07/10/2014 2:42:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

Should Lerner and Snowden shack up together?

LOL!


18 posted on 07/10/2014 2:43:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
This would be a marvelous time to bring back the guillotine!

Employing the guillotine would play right into the hands of the Democrats. While the information the House wants is probably in her head. That technique is not conducive to acquiring access to said information.

The administration would probably welcome such an outcome. It would provide them with a "martyr" with the added benefit that martyrs don't talk.

19 posted on 07/10/2014 2:45:05 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: SeekAndFind

The whole lot of them belong at Gitmo. I’d like to know what they know, and can’t think of a better way to find out.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 2:45:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Hostage

Really? I think Lois is going to jail if she doesn’t talk... the court system will get her... they’re NOT forced to follow the same rules congress must follow.

You’ll be able to put down that white flag of defeat soon...


21 posted on 07/10/2014 2:45:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: All

When Yeshua returns, will he find any lawful _law_ in USA?


22 posted on 07/10/2014 2:45:40 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I read there was a freak cold front moving down from the north pole. Did Hell freeze over as well?.....................


23 posted on 07/10/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Holder doesn’t comply hold Holder in contempt ... Sounds even better


24 posted on 07/10/2014 2:46:19 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Hostage

They must have pictures of Boehner.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 2:47:20 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: the_Watchman
That technique is not conducive to acquiring access to said information.

Waterboarding? ;-)

26 posted on 07/10/2014 2:48:04 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Red Badger

Hell, MI will probably freeze over next week!

Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/10/poor-mans-polar-vortex-to-make-shocking-summer-return-in-eastern-u-s-next-week/


27 posted on 07/10/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Congress takes first step towards arrest

And the last.

28 posted on 07/10/2014 2:48:42 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: SeekAndFind; smoothsailing

If true it’s what we’ve hoped for, Elijah may have another melt down.


29 posted on 07/10/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SeekAndFind

At this point, if they have something on Boehner or anyone else WE DON’T CARE. At this point, the only thing we’d care about is if they didn’t do their jobs for fear of scandal. (by “we” I don’t mean everyone; I mean a lot of people)


30 posted on 07/10/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind
Who's gonna arrest her, Eric Holder?

Eric Holder is currently appealing his contempt of congress charges!

31 posted on 07/10/2014 2:50:50 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: smoothsailing

You beat me to the draw. :-)


32 posted on 07/10/2014 2:50:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SeekAndFind

Eric Holder is already in contempt.

The wheels of justice...at this point, I’m worried that she might commit assisted suicide. With a great deal of assistance.


33 posted on 07/10/2014 2:53:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Bulwinkle

RE: If Holder doesn’t comply hold Holder in contempt ... Sounds even better

Eric Holder HAS ALREADY BEEN HELD IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS. That was two years ago. That was in relation to that other scandal which people seem to have forgotten : OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS.

SEE HERE:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/28/house-holds-holder-contempt/

So, why is he still free to do his damage to the nation? If being held in contempt meant anything, he should be in jail.


34 posted on 07/10/2014 2:55:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama and Holder have no say in the matter.


35 posted on 07/10/2014 2:55:56 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: ladyjane

...as Huey Long once said, with a dead girl or a live boy.


36 posted on 07/10/2014 2:57:37 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: TexasCajun

RE: Eric Holder is currently appealing his contempt of congress charges!

Oh I see.... if someone is held in contempt he/she can still be free and receive his government salary by appealing... which as it stands now, has taken over 2 years with no end in sight.

It looks like Lerner might do the same thing.

Can I do that if I were held in contempt of court?


37 posted on 07/10/2014 2:57:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The contempt vote was held in May of this year:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/07/house-votes-to-hold-lois-lerner-in-contempt-of-congress/


38 posted on 07/10/2014 3:00:34 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: smoothsailing

Is that todays Drudge? He still has this “winter blast” headline.


39 posted on 07/10/2014 3:01:24 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Holder was held in contempt regarding discovery for Fast and Furious.

First, the DOJ answered Congress with a FALSE written official response.

This response was demonstrated to be intentionally inaccurate, and Holder ‘withdrew’ the written response.
(Remember that if you’re ever accused of perjury you can ‘withdraw’ your blatant, unrepentant lies).

Then Holder REFUSED to comply with Congressional Subpenas, eventually claiming ‘Executive Privilege’ in a matter of which the Executive claimed to have no knowledge.

Then contempt charges were filed, but the Federal attorney for DC, COMPLICIT IN TREASON, refused to honor Congress or the law by prosecuting Holder.

This has been the state of affairs for three years?


40 posted on 07/10/2014 3:01:32 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: TexasCajun
Sergeant of Arms, House of Representatives.

Holder has nothing to do with that office. Holder is administration. SOA is legislative branch.

/johnny

41 posted on 07/10/2014 3:01:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

RE: the Federal attorney for DC, COMPLICIT IN TREASON, refused to honor Congress or the law by prosecuting Holder.

So, why can’t they hold the Federal attorney in contempt as well?


42 posted on 07/10/2014 3:04:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It would have had to be a congressman from Texas. Where else?


43 posted on 07/10/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She needs to be in shackles when she is brought in to be sentenced. A pardon awaits her from the clown.


44 posted on 07/10/2014 3:05:11 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait a minute: Lerner works for Obama so therefore it’s racist.


45 posted on 07/10/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Red Badger
Did I just see a pig flying past my window?.................

Yes, she was on her way to "The View".

46 posted on 07/10/2014 3:05:52 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: GOPJ

I am not defeated. But this is Stockman and a a few others with absolutely no leverage on Boehner. Boehner has already said he is not going to put Lerner in jail after she was previously found in contempt by Congress.

This contempt ‘resolution’ is just Stockman taking advantage of the timing of the current news that Lerner was cautioning people to be careful of what they say in emails and to communicate via instant chats which could were unmonitored.

So there’s no defeatism here. There’s only Boehner and he will bet he will not bring it to the floor. He will not allow it.

I think it’s more likely that Boehner will not be reelected as Speaker before I would believe he will put to a vote to jail Lerner.


47 posted on 07/10/2014 3:07:39 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; jazusamo; SeekAndFind

It’s from the Drudge Archives. B^)

http://www.drudgereportarchives.com/data/2014/04/09/20140409_215710.htm


48 posted on 07/10/2014 3:15:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What if she flees the country and lands where there is no extradition treaty?

Obama will pardon her.

49 posted on 07/10/2014 3:18:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

The text of the resolution, H.Res. 664, follows.

Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. STOCKMAN submitted the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on ______________

RESOLUTION

Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress

Whereas Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, has been found to be in contempt of Congress for willfully and intentionally refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, thereby obstructing the Congress in the lawful exercise of its constitutionally mandated legislative powers; and,

Whereas such behavior is an insult to the dignity of the House of Representatives, an attack upon the integrity of its proceedings, works violence upon the rights of the House collectively, and therefore implicates the long-recognized inherent power of the House to punish and commit for contempt, privileged under the Constitution; and,

Whereas recent history with similarly contumacious and insolent witnesses such as Eric Himpton Holder, Junior, strongly suggests that the present statutory judicial rubric set up to punish and reform such insubordinate and obstructionist witnesses would be ineffective in this case, as it is likely that the US Attorney for the District of Columbia would refuse to perform his lawful duty to bring the offending contemnor Lerner before a Grand Jury and prosecute the same for her misconduct pursuant to section 104 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 194) and section 102 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 192); and,

Whereas the executive and judicial branches’ prolonged and dawdling failure to prosecute Attorney General Holder’s insolent contempt of the 112th Congress strongly suggests that a like proceeding against contemnor Lerner would be similarly futile, and the threat of such prosecution has clearly been insufficient to encourage contemnor Lerner to be honest and candid with the Congress regarding the heinous actions of the Internal Revenue Service;

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Speaker issue his warrant, directed to the Sergeant-at-Arms, or his deputy, commanding him to arrest and take into custody forthwith, wherever to be found, the body of Lois G. Lerner, and bring her to the bar of the House without delay to answer to the charge of contempt of its authority, breach of its privileges, and gross and wanton insult to the integrity of its proceedings, and in the meantime keep the body of Lerner in his custody in the common jail of the District of Columbia, subject to the further order of the House. While in custody, Lerner shall enjoy no special privileges beyond those extended to her fellow inmates, shall not access any computer or telephone, and shall not be visited by anyone other than her counsel, clergy, physician, or family.

Source: http://stockman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stockman-files-motion-ordering-the-arrest-of-lois-lerner


50 posted on 07/10/2014 3:25:01 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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