Skip to comments.Lois Lerner demands Immunity; Time for Congress to go on Offense (on Obama Family's Terrorist ties)
Posted on 02/27/2014 7:33:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
February 27, 2014
Well, that didn’t take long. One day after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent former IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner a letter requiring her appearance before the Committee on March 5th, her attorneys say she won’t testify without being granted immunity. Once again, Republicans are given the perfect opportunity to introduce the Malik Obama scandal to the public.
Via Fox News:
The attorney for Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, signaled Wednesday that his client will not comply with a request to testify on Capitol Hill next week.
Attorney William Taylor said Lerner, who resigned last year as the agencys tax-exempt organizations chief, will return and testify only if compelled by a federal court or if given immunity for her testimony.
Taylor stated his position in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He was responding to a letter Tuesday from Issa saying, in part, that Lerners testimony remains critical to the committees investigation.
The committee continues to investigate the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations trying to get tax-exempt status.
Despite Taylor’s letter, staffers with the committee told Fox News they still expect Lerner to show up on March 5. Unclear is whether she would answer any questions.
That last sentence is in bold because it may provide the Committee with a huge opportunity. All eyes will be on this hearing, even if Lerner says nothing. If one, just one, Congressmen brings up the issue of Lerner’s signature being at the bottom of the 501(c)(3) approval letter for Malik Obama’s Foundation, the matter will be on the public record and the ball will be placed firmly back in Lerner’s court.
As an aside, Lerner’s name is not the only name on Malik’s approval letter. Perhaps the other IRS employee at the time should be questioned.
At that point, the Committee could begin playing hardball. If Lerner wants immunity, it should be conditional, to include her giving up everything she knows about why a man who has been found to have extremely nefarious connections to terrorists was given U.S. taxpayer dollars at her direction. If, as evidence suggests, Malik Obama qualifies as an enemy combatant, Lerner may have provided material support to terrorism during the commission of another crime (illegally backdating the approval by 38 months). Democrats could be in the unenviable position of choosing terrorism over the rule of law.
What is apparently not acknowledged by Lerner’s attorneys is the finding that the reason she is being called back to testify is because the Committee determined that she waived her Fifth amendment right against self-incrimination when she declared her innocence prior to doing so. Here is the now classic video of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) calling out Lerner after doing so:
VIDEO-Rep. Trey Gowdy Objects to IRS Official Ms. Lerner Taking the 5th Amendment
Last May, we suggested a list of questions that should be asked of Lerner if granted immunity in exchange for her testimony. In fact, these questions should still be asked of her – even if she refuses to speak – on March 5th. Shortly after the hearing, she’s likely to start singing like a canary.
Not only would such questions put Lerner on defense but Democratic Committee members who’ve been running interference for the Obama administration and the IRS will suddenly be faced with the prospect of running interference for a woman who may have aided and abetted terrorists.
It’s long past time for Congress to go on offense. Multiple members of Congress were sent this information via U.S. certified mail on February 20th – including three members on the Oversight Committee; Gowdy is among them.
Barack Obama's Family Connection to Terrorism
The only way she talks is if she has some time to think hard on it in a jail cell.
Failing that, she says nothing, knowing the Dems will have her back financially.
Issa is the richest member of Congress, but he was rich when he went there.
He writes very powerful letters expressing his outrage which gets him a few minutes on Gretta show to say this time he is really, really mad.
Nothing will be done because they all know well the story of glass houses and rock throwers.
That is an outstanding question, and one I'd very, very much like to know the answer to.
Thanks for the Ping, Nully.
I hope the GOP doesn’t fall victim to her immunity demands and give her complete transactional immunity.
If anything only give her use immunity re: her own testimony. If other separate evidence arises, she can still be prosecuted.
That is true. But if they can catch her in just one lie during said testimony, they can put her away and nullify the deal.
What is Lerner proffering in exchange for immunity from prostitution?/S
Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!!
Huh, anyone want to bet on what kind of accident befalls her?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Water accident, boating or swimming.
Hang her sorry ass from the George Washington Memorial bridge and leave it there for all to see.
Grant “immunity” depose her and then jail her and every one in the executive. Basically, lie and make up “The Law” as you go... I will even offerthe subcommittee doing the investigation a few pens and phones.
“Just because she gets immunity doesnt mean shell spill any beans”
I think it was Judge N. on Fox yesterday whom said the way immunity works is that LL must spill the beans in a confidential meeting with her Lawyer’s and I assume Issa and his Lawyers. If she has the goods she gets immunity and must testify to what she said in the confidential meeting. If for whatever reason immunity isn’t given, what she said to Issa can’t be used against her. Or something to that effect.
“We got a bunch of gutless turds in congress and Obama knows it.”....
I’m not sure which “gutless turd” is worse, congress or odumbo.
While Zero would surely pardon her, it would still cause some harm to the Left as the Truth always does.
She is not eligible for immunity having made a statement. Get her in. If she won’t talk, jail her for contempt immediately, then start subpoenaing until We The People get answers.
DO YOU DAMNED JOBS!
Many thanks for posting! Pinging it out to some folks ...
Maybe holder knows something/is involved somehow and didn’t want it coming out... and when the immunity issue came up.... EEEEEEEK! !!!
To: GraceG; null and void
“Also did Holder have his panic attack before or after Lerner requested immunity?”
That is an outstanding question,and one I’d very, very much like to know the answer to.
Thanks for the Ping,Nully.
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Sucks to be him...
Yep Nachum had better keep that list handy
Sure would like someone to create an IRS Jeopardy board.
No reason we can’t have a little fun at their expense.
Obama and the IRS
Hubble had familial ties that Lerner does not have. That may make a difference
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