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Top IRS official will invoke the Fifth Amendment in congressional hearing about tea party targeting program

Posted By admin On May 21, 2013 @ 5:24 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

David Martosko
Daily Mail [1]
May 21, 2013

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday afternoon that Lois Lerner, who heads up the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt division, plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in a hearing Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs.

The Fifth Amendment provides that U.S. citizens may not be compelled to offer testimony if telling the truth would incriminate them.

Lerner’s defense lawyer, William W. Taylor III, wrote to the committee on Tuesday that his client would refuse to answer questions related to what she knew about the extra levels of scrutiny applied to conservative nonprofit organizations that applied for tax-exempt status beginning in 2010.

She also will decline to say why she didn’t disclose what she knew to Congress, according to the LA Times [2].

Full story here. [1]

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[1] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2328696/Lois-Lerner-Top-IRS-official-invoke-Fifth-Amendment-congressional-hearing-tea-party-targeting-program.html

[2] LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-top-irs-official-fifth-amendment-20130521,0,6645565.story

[3] Hilarious! Top official to plead Fifth Amendment protections after targeting constitutional groups that taught the Bill of Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hilarious-top-official-to-plead-fifth-amendment-protections-after-targeting-constitutional-groups-that-taught-the-bill-of-rights.html

[4] IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irs-official-in-charge-during-tea-party-targeting-now-runs-health-care-office.html

[5] NSA holds emergency hearing to fight off anti-surveillance amendment in Congress: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-holds-emergency-hearing-to-fight-off-anti-surveillance-amendment-in-congress.html

[6] IRS agent: Tax agency is still targeting Tea Party groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irs-agent-tax-agency-is-still-targeting-tea-party-groups.html

[7] Lawsuit to be Filed Against IRS to Stop Targeting of Tea Party Groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawsuit-to-be-filed-against-irs-to-stop-targeting-of-tea-party-groups.html

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