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)?
They're pretty much opposite of each other.
If he ASSERTED her Fith Ammendment Rights then Issa has no choice on whether or not to “allow” them.
She has that right.
But I am guessing it means fireworks to come
The GOP doesn’t even know how to use her as a campaign issue.
Bonehead must have told Issa to lay off her. Disgusting.
She’s allowed to plead the 5th. Nothing Issa can do about it. What did you think he would do, go down and punch her in the face?
He didn’t waive it yet. He stated he was going to look into it.
In my mind a good move. It would force to talk or go to jail for not cooperating.
She read a statement and then said she wouldn’t answer any questions. She was about to be dismissed then Trey Gowdy called a point of order and said she waived her 5th amendment rights by telling her side. She was dismissed subject to recall while the committed looks into whether she can do that legally.
No fireworks. Issa allowed her to make a statement, then released her.
I am a little worried by your shock that she was “allowed” to use her Fifth Ammendment Rights- and your comment that she should be “forced” to answer...
Disgusting to say the least! I had to turn it off after that...
The way the 5th works...if you answer ONE question you have to answer them all...
is she getting to choose ???
Sic her Issa !!!
Ask her a few questions and make her plead the fifth on camera. That’s what you can do.
I had hoped that she would be asked maybe a dozen or two dozen questions, and she would have had to plead the 5th each and every time like I’ve seen many times in my lifetime on Capitol Hill. I wanted her to have to say it for EVERY question. On the record. Let the American people watch & see how corrupt the IRS is on live tv.
They let her off way too easy this morning in my opinion.
“She read a statement and then said she wouldnt answer any questions. She was about to be dismissed then Trey Gowdy called a point of order and said she waived her 5th amendment rights by telling her side. She was dismissed subject to recall while the committed looks into whether she can do that legally.”
She either has a really stupid lawyer or a smart one.
Seems like you could be right in the middle of testifying and then you could plead the 5th, doesn’t it?
Must be Lois’ husband.
OK now THAT makes sense now...
You cannot tell your side of the story and then be allowed to clam up when the other side is told, although I a wary of this point.
If you lie and then are caught in it, you still should have the right not to be forced to testify against yourself. The proof that you lied is testimony enough against you.
Ask her a BUNCH of rhetorical questions and get her on record, on camera, pleading the 5th on every one of them.
More scenes we'd like to see.
Actually an Executive Order by Ike calls for her firing if someone in her position pleads the 5th.