May 22, 2013

IRS Watch: Counting Down The Minutes Of Lois Lerner Invoking The Fifth Amendment
Lerner Made Opening Statement, Made Assertions, Verified Document Then Invoked The Fifth?

The House Oversight Committee starts their IRS clusterfruck hearing at 8:30 AM. You can watch it live below:

Will Lerner show and invoke The Fifth?

Update: Appears to be some technical difficulties and if the livestream stops you can watch it here

Update: She showed and yes she will use The U.S. Constitution of which conservatives were denied use of.

Update: Lerner is giving her opening statement. "I have not done anything wrong" "I have been advised by my counsel" "I will not answer or testify today"

Uh oh, it appears Lerner waived her right to invoke The Fifth per Rep Issa and Rep Gowdy as she gave an opening statement "with an "assertion". Rep Gowdy: "Ms. Lerner cannot tell her side of the story and then not stick around for “cross-examination.” The audience applauded after Rep Gowdy's statement:

Cummings disagrees, "this is not a federal court of law". Pfffft

Rep Issa after discussing said problem: "The witness and council are dismissed" Lerner was last seen running down the hallway with quite a few cameramen following her.

Update: Rep Cummings is trying like hell to blame Booooosh.

Update: No wonder Shulman is so evasive, even though he donated to the DNC in 2004, GW still appointed him

Michelle Obama was chummy with the Inspector General while in law school?

Update per Issa: "E-mails between @GOPoversight and IG show IG delayed reporting findings of #IRS investigation to Congress http://t.co/xMffZUSsRC"

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IRS Official's Lawyer: Lois Lerner Will Plead The Fifth Before The House Oversight Committee Hearing
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By Stable Hand at 08:29 AM | Comments |