lois “liar” lerner – who oversaw the disgraceful withholding of tax exempt status from 501(c)4 – and 501(c)3 applicants with names suggesting they were critical of President Obama – is being hauled back to the House Oversight Committee.
And it is about damn time.
As you may recall, lerner was summoned to testify before the committee last year. At that time, she pled her case – and then invoked the 5th amendment after doing so, in order to prevent anyone from questioning her, then pranced out of the room…on paid leave.
Then, when emails surfaced that appear to directly implicate her in the suppression of Obama-critical 501(c)4 applications, she suddenly “retired”.
Did lerner really think that would be the end of it?
You can read committee chair Darrell Issa\’s letter to her lawyer By clicking here. If/when you do, you will find that Rep. Issa explicitly states that by making her opening statement (i.e. stating her side of things) she waived her 5th amendment privileges.
Rep. Issa also points out that “Documents and testimony obtained by the Committee show that she played a significant role in scrutinizing applications for tax-exempt status from conservative organizations. Documents also show that Ms. Lerner participated in “off plan” work to develop rules that would enable the IRS to stifle constitutionally protected political speech by non-profit groups”.
My hope is, of course, that lerner – finally, at long last – answers every question fully and honestly. But I have little expectation that she will.
And if she does not do so? Then haul charge her ass with contempt and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.
Then, I fervently hope, this same process will be repeated for sarah hall ingram, lerner\’s predecessor as head of the IRS tax-exempt division. She was the one in charge when this national disgrace started. And, the Obama administration being what it is, she is the one who was rewarded for it by being promoted to head the IRS enforcement apparatus for ObamaCare – just the kind of job this bunch would give a good, loyal apparatchik.
It is long past time for the truth to come out.