11 Liberal Rules for Racism in America
Obama is a clown in blackface. Oops! I misspoke. My bad.
But you can start with this: If Lerner were hauled back up there and forced to answer questions (never mind she offered earlier, without immunity, but Issa was more interested in his dog & pony show)
-- still, if they force her to answer questions: Can that compelled testimony be used against her?
There is no indication that 2 U.S.C. § 192 can be used if the person claims the fifth before questioning begins. There is nothing in 2 U.S.C. § 192 that states that if a witness makes an opening statement that invalidates her ability to exert her 5th amendment right.
The committee gave no judicial ruling corroborating this claim.
2 U.S. Code § 192 - Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers | LII / Legal Information Institute
One very important fact of the use of U.S.C. § 192...If Ms. Lerner would have not made an opening statement, and the committee claim that MS. Lerner were required by law[U.S.C. § 192] to testify...then what sense does it make that they contend she waived her 5th amendment right? If she were bound by U.S.C. § 192 to answer all questions regardless, then her waiving the 5th should be irrelevant.Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before either House, or any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or any committee of either House of Congress, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 nor less than $100 and imprisonment in a common jail for not less than one month nor more than twelve months.
What U.S.C. § 192 does not clairify is if Ms. Lerner's opening statement was a waiver to claiming the 5th.
Last edited by 1750Texan; 04-16-14 at 05:17 PM.
go out and stop the woman and man in the street and ask if they know who Lois Lerner is. The answer to that is the answer to the question as to if this will hurt President Obama.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
By releasing Lerner and not asking questions, she is not in violation of 192 according to the SC rulings.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.