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    IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    Lois Lerner, the IRS official who first disclosed the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups two weeks ago, will invoke her right not to testify Wednesday for fear of self-incrimination, her lawyer has told the House Oversight Committee.
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    Re: IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    you can only plead the fifth to keep from incriminating yourself in a crime. so she is admitting there was a crime

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    Re: IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    Yup, time to appoint a special investigator. The WH narrative for this has fallen to pieces. Can't even keep up with the various versions anymore.

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    There is nothing to see here. The IRS apologized and now those groups should get their exempt status. Can we please move on to hope and change and bleeding heart policies that just embrace and love everyone like Obama is trying to do.
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    Re: IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    you can only plead the fifth to keep from incriminating yourself in a crime. so she is admitting there was a crime
    This is why nobody takes conservatives seriously (and prove positive you don't understand the Constitution)

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    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    This is why nobody takes conservatives seriously (and prove positive you don't understand the Constitution)
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    So the new tea party meme is if the 5th amendment imputes guilt to everybody who invokes that constitutional right?

    BWHAHHAHHAAHAH!

    This is why conservatism is going extinct faster than anyone could hope.

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    Re: IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    1. cover up

    2. criminal activity

    3. who else could she finger?

    former commissioner shulman testified in senate finance today and perforce caught himself up

    Shulman said he first learned that something was happening in the spring of 2012.

    He said that at that time, he learned that IRS workers were using a list to help decide which groups seeking tax-exempt status should get special attention and knew the term "tea party" was on that list. But he said he didn't know what other words were on that list or the scope and severity of the activity.

    For more than a year, from 2011 through the 2012 election, members of Congress repeatedly asked Shulman about complaints from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the IRS.

    Shulman's responses, usually relayed by a deputy, did not acknowledge that agents had ever targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny. At a congressional hearing March 22, 2012, Shulman was adamant in his denials.

    "There's absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people" who apply for tax-exempt status, Shulman said at the House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing.

    Shulman said [today] he didn't later tell lawmakers about the targeting because he didn't have full information about the situation.

    "I had a partial set of facts," Shulman said.
    Former IRS Chief: Can't Say How Targeting Happened - AP

    mr commissioner, if you didn't have full information, if you only had "a partial set of facts," then why, then how, all the "adamant denials?"

    this corrupt cabal relies on its stupidity when convenient, resorts to outright lies the rest of the time

    steven miller lied to congress last friday, everyone knows it

    why?

    why not tell the truth?

    mr president, do you really expect anyone to believe that your chief of staff, denis mcdonough, was made aware in april and never told you?

    if that were the case, what would it say about your operations?

    incompetence is a felon's defense

    mr obama, exactly when were you first aware that members of the nteu were subjecting tea party and other applicants to far greater scrutiny than any other apps?

    why can't you say?

    do you really think the question is going to go away?

    Finance panel chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and top Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah both criticized the agency and said they would investigate how and why the improper screening occurred.

    "I intend to get to the bottom of what happened," Baucus said.
    the more the white house lies, the louder will grow the questions

    obama's smarter friends recognize this

    5 Ways Obama Can Restore the Public's Trust and Rescue His Presidency - NationalJournal.com

    How Obama Can Rescue His Presidency From Scandals - Bloomberg

    the coverup is killing em

    but you're cool with it

    a special prosecutor will be appointed, people like lois lerner and douglas shulman and barack hussein obama make it inevitable

    and that barrister, whoever he or she may be, might very well indict a fourth floor, fifth amendment flunkie like lois lerner

    will she turn?

    worry
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    Re: IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    1. cover up

    2. criminal activity

    3. who else could she finger?

    former commissioner shulman testified in senate finance today and perforce caught himself up



    Former IRS Chief: Can't Say How Targeting Happened - AP

    mr commissioner, if you didn't have full information, if you only had "a partial set of facts," then why, then how, all the "adamant denials?"

    this corrupt cabal relies on its stupidity when convenient, resorts to outright lies the rest of the time

    steven miller lied to congress last friday, everyone knows it

    why?

    why not tell the truth?

    mr president, do you really expect anyone to believe that your chief of staff, denis mcdounough, was made aware in april and never told you?

    if that were the case, what would it say about your operations?

    incompetence is a felon's defense

    mr obama, exactly when were you first aware that members of the nteu were subjecting tea party and other applicants to far greater scrutiny than any other apps?

    why can't you say?

    do you really think the question is going to go away?



    the more the white house lies, the louder will grow the questions

    obama's smarter friends recognize this

    5 Ways Obama Can Restore the Public's Trust and Rescue His Presidency - NationalJournal.com

    How Obama Can Rescue His Presidency From Scandals - Bloomberg

    the coverup is killing em

    but you're cool with it

    a special prosecutor will be appointed, people like lois lerner and douglas shulman and barack hussein obama make it inevitable

    and that barrister, whoever he or she may be, might very well indict a fourth floor, fifth amendment flunkie like lois lerner

    will she turn?

    worry
    I jokingly said a few days ago that Holder didn't take the fifth because he and Obama can't afford for him to. Holder just doesn't know. And now we have this.

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    Re: IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

    Simple enough, she doesn't want to have to name names.
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