So...who are you protecting, Ms. Lerner?"I have not done anything wrong," she said. "I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations, and I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee."
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However, our ancestors passed on the powerful "self-preservation" gene to us, and it seems to override everything else when it gets down to the nitty-gritty of what's best for ME! A lot of the potential singers are probably weighing promises or threats versus reality, I think, because they've seen too many thrown under the bus when they followed orders from on high, only to be left swinging in the breeze all alone. The stress levels have to be off the chart! Time will tell.
She made statements that she had to go back and look at Conservative claims of mistreatment by the IRS after she read News paper articles from March and April of 2012.
But according to the IG she had a briefing on the issue of buzzwords like Tea Party and Patriot being used to isolate the Conservative groups.
And she says she didn't mislead anyone ???
I think Obama knows that this and Benghazi will end his presidency early. Hopefully, the AP/Fox scandal gives the media its incentive to dig out the deepest roots of this. These were Stalinist tactics taken toward the media.
From my perspective, anyone should be entitled to plead the fifth if so advised by their attorney - however, if a government employee or official pleads the fifth while being questioned about their own personal conduct in the office they hold, that person should also either tender their resignation simultaniously or they should be fired from the position they hold the minute they plead the fifth. The government would have just cause to do so in that the individual is indicating that to be honest under oath would potentially put them in legal jeopardy - you can only be in legal jeopardy as it relates to your job if you actually did something illegal. I have no time or sympathy for any government official who isn't prepared to answer all questions related to how they conducted themselves while working for the people.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Maureen Dowd has been an outspoken critic of Obama for years, and Robinson considers the IRS issue a scandal that doesn't involve the President, even though it looks bad.
The only thing that liberal journalist are bothered about is the AP and Rosen stories, and they should be, if they don't defend themselves, who will?