Gee, I wonder why.
Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, will appear before Congress Wednesday after refusing to testify last year on the matter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Sunday.
Issa said he didn’t know why Lerner’s lawyers changed their mind, but suggested Lerner testifying was “in her best interest,” considering the recent evidence the committee had gathered.
(H/T: AoSHQ Headlines) That’s me being sarcastic, by the way: I suspect that the reason for this is because Lois Lerner finally internalized the thought that there will be a Republican President before the statute of limitations runs out. Because God knows she’s not going to be on Barack Obama’s pardon list…
[UPDATE]: Curiouser and curiouser.
Rep. Darrell Issa doesn’t know what he’s talking about, the attorney for former IRS official Lois Lerner said Sunday.
Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner, the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division, would testify before his committee Wednesday, which he said he had been told by her attorney.
That attorney, William W. Taylor, said Issa is wrong.
(Via @JohnEkdahl) Mind you, the attorney in question seems to think that Ms. Lerner has the ability to claim the Fifth, despite the fact that the nice man who has the ability to throw her in jail for contempt of court disagrees. Guess we’ll see if somebody didn’t get their own update…