May
21
2013

Lois Lerner to take the Fifth tomorrow on role in IRS attacks on Tea Party.

Well, this should be fascinating to watch.

A letter obtained by The Los Angeles Times reveals that Lois Lerner, the IRS official in charge of overseeing requests for tax-exempt status who first broke the news of that division’s targeting of conservative groups, plans to invoke her right against self-incrimination in scheduled testimony before a House committee on Wednesday.

And here’s your moment of comedy!

Lerner’s attorney has requested that, since she will be pleading the Fifth Amendment, that she be excused from testimony. Issa has not yet responded to that request.

Allow me to respond to that request for Chairman Issa: HAHAHAHAno.

7 Comments

  • lourae says:

    Stealing from Ace–Sh*t Status: Real.

  • acat says:

    Stealing from Star Wars – “Stay on target.. STAY on target..”
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    Mew
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    (Hit the agencies, easier to “alinsky” them, nobody actually *likes* the IRS, or the EPA, or …)

    • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

      The thing that IMO has folks like Chuck Toady freaked out is even the Dem base thinks having the IRS bully your political enemies is out of line (not the elite progressives like Maddow who think China is a fine gov’t to emulate) but the base. One of my friends said if the IRS can come after the tea party, what’s to stop them from coming after me when different guys are in charge. Remember those “swing” voters everyone talks about – IRS plays especially horrid with them – nearly as bad as conservatives. All of that to say in a very long winded way what you did: “Nobody likes the IRS”.

  • Mark_E says:

    I don’t get it. I’m reliably informed that there was no crime committed at all, so why would she have to worry about incriminating herself?

  • Catseyes says:

    Always remember the Cyberpunk rule “Reliable informants usually aren’t”.

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