" 501(c)(4) organizations may inform the public on controversial subjects and attempt to influence legislation relevant
to its program  and, unlike 501(c)(3) organizations, they may also participate in political campaigns and elections, as long as their primary activity is the
promotion of social welfare."
501(c) organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I already know you're misinterpretting the in formation.
Questions are not even in the 5th amentment. All the 5th says is that no one will be compelled to be a witness agasint himself.
A Constiutional right [5th amendment] trumps a federal statute 18 USC 1501-5. Obstruction of Justice. Obstruction of Justice is not the same as contempt of Congress. Obstruction of Justice is an ajudicated determination.
If the federal government wishes to procecute Ms. Lerner for obstruction of justice, they most likely will have to do so without her testamony.
If you read that, you will find that the term "Social Welfare Organization" is a very broad term that the IRS admits has never been well defined, so the use 501(c)(4) tax exempt status for pretty much any damned organisation.