While we\’re on the subject of the eric-holder led Department Of Justice (could any government agency be less aptly named than the DOJ under holder?) we have this, excerpted from John Bresnahan\’s and Rachael Bade\’s article at politico.com:
The Justice Department will not seek criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure in a scandal that erupted over whether the tax agency improperly targeted conservative political groups.
Lerner cited her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself during congressional testimony on March 5, 2014, although then-Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said she had waived that right by giving an opening statement at a hearing 10 months earlier when she asserted her innocence. Issa wanted her charged by the Justice Department with criminal contempt of Congress for failing to answer questions about her role in the scandal.Machen said the Oversight Committee “followed proper procedures” in telling Lerner that it had “rejected her claim of privilege and gave her an adequate opportunity to answer the committee’s questions.”
However, Machen said DOJ lawyers determined that Lerner “did not waive her Fifth Amendment right by making an opening statement on May 22, 2013, because she made only general claims of innocence.”
That\’s fascinating, isn\’t it? If you should ever happen to go to trial, why not try the same thing? Why not specifically assert that you are innocent – in other words, testify on your own behalf – and then refuse to answer any questions about your testimony because you decline to give any testimony. See how far it gets you.
Unless you are an Obama stooge who did Obama\’s work for him and your actions are being reviewed by an office run by an Obama-appointed toadie, don\’t count on it working.
But if you are? Attorney General eric holder, and lois “liar” lerner, have shown you the way.
How fitting that this travesty occurs on the same day that Robert Menendez is indicted.
Less than two more years to this nightmare of an administration. I count the seconds.