The IRS Scandal and the 5th Amendment: To Plead or Not to Plead

by Ryan on May 22, 2013

in Crime,Stupid government,Tyranny

Lois Lerner, the woman who planted the question on May 10 which blew open the IRS Scandal, was called in front of a Congressional committee to address her role in overseeing the improper IRS targeting of conservative groups. As it turns out, Lerner has experience targeting conservative groups as far back as the 1990s.

After insisting on her innocence, she plead the 5th Amendment.  The problem is, by making an opening statement (in a sense, testifying), she waived her right not to testify.  After a brief exchange about what she may have done, Lerner was dismissed.  A few hours later committee chairman Darrell Issa expressed that she did, in fact, waive her 5th Amendment right and will reappear in front of his committee.  That should be interesting.

I believe that only an independent counsel will be able to get to the bottom of all this.  Until then, we’ll likely hear tense exchanges in committee like this one below, which over time can only hurt the Obama Administration until they come clean.

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