Skip to comments.Issa just allowed Louis Lerner to waive her fifth amendment rights!
Posted on 05/22/2013 7:33:36 AM PDT by fooman
I do not understand why she was not made to answer every question. And why has Congress not subpoenaed her computer (home and office)?
She can be given immunity from prosecution if she tells the truth and spills the beans on higher ups. If she lies after being given immunity she can still be prosecuted for lying.....
She did just that. They even handed her her printed out testimony she STILL said ‘five’..
Issa and Bonehead are letting them get away.
So you are all in favor of denying someone their constitutional rights just so you can slam republicans?
Correct. Exercising the right to remain silent means remaining silent. Once you testify, you essentially waive that right; and testify is exactly what she just did.
Think of a criminal case where one is on trial for murder. Once the defendant decides to take the witness stand and answer questions from his own lawyer, he opens himself up to cross-examination. Once he decides to testify, he does not get to pick and choose which questions he will answer from the prosecutor.
The same goes for Lerner here. Once she decided to issue a statement, she opened herself up to cross-examination, (at which point she decided to invoke Amendment V). The mistake here is that they allowed her to read the statement to begin with before asking her a question they knew she wouldn't answer.
Trey Gowdy doesn’t miss much, wait and see what happens.
Where’s a live feed ?
Yes she is a bigot and one would think Cummings would be careful with condoning bigots.
So. What prevented the GOP asking her some questions and FORCING
her to plead the fifth over and over again? Weak knee bunch of GOP
losers.. That’s what.
BINGO! BINGO! BINGO!
I believe that if she is granted immunity, her 5th amendment rights against self incrimination become moot.
With no possibility of criminal prosecution there is no incrimination.
I am a lawyer and you are correct. Of course it would be the Department of Justice who makes the call on immunity. Mephistopheles has a better chance at getting frostbite than the DOJ granting this woman immunity so that she can be forced to testify before a Republican House Committee.
Please read #44. Right was waived
How does that square with current Civil Service rules?
If you are in the Washington D.C. area, find the audio on FM 90.1.
Last week, I couldn’t get the internet video connection to feed. Try for the internet audio feed if you can’t get the video to work.
I said nothing of the sort. I said ask her questions and make her plead
the fifth on each and every question. She could either answer or plead the
Lois has all of her job performance criteria recorded at the Charity Law Conference in Toronto in May 2012. That is one year ago!
“Its ironic how this administration uses the constitution to cover its crimes which are against the constitution.”
The very definition of the modern politician.
The point of contention seems to be over whether she waived her right to invoke her 5th Amendment rights by giving a prepared statement. If you are on trial in court, you are not allowed to get up on the stand and tell your side, then refuse to answer questions on cross-examination by invoking the 5th. Once you start to testify on the matter in hand, you can't stop any time you want.
Talk about arrogance .
I think Gowdy is correct on this :)
If so, little miss Lerner has two options at this point - cooperate or go to jail.
Sucks to be her
Way to go Gowdy
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