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Congressman Trey Gowdy checkmates Lois Lerner [Gowdy nails the lying fascist!!]
Washington Times ^ | 5-22-2013 | Eric Golub

Posted on 05/22/2013 12:24:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Edited on 05/22/2013 12:26:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 22, 2013 — President Obama has finally met his match. After years of deflecting and blaming others for numerous scandals, he finds himself up against one man with superior skills.

South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy speaks with a slow Southern drawl. While coastal snobs may consider him a “hick” or a “hilbilly,” Gowdy is all brains. Unlike some politicians, he has actually in his lifetime held gainful and meaningful employment. He was a prosecutor, and his interrogation skills reflect a superb intellect.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 5th; benghazi; fastandfurious; gowdy; impeachnow; irs; irsbrownshirts; irsscandal; lerner; loislerner; southcarolina; trey; treygowdy
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1 posted on 05/22/2013 12:24:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It remains to be seen if Issa has the stones to recall that skank and force her testimony.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 12:27:16 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: upchuck
ping!
3 posted on 05/22/2013 12:27:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Lawyers need to do their homework and work this until a whole bunch of people are in jail.

Keep working their way up the ladder.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 12:29:26 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: smoothsailing
She refused to answer questions. Yet she badly miscalculated. She began with a self-righteous opening statement claiming she did nothing wrong. Only after defending herself did she invoke her Fifth Amendment rights.

At what point can she be slapped with a charge of Contempt of Congress?

5 posted on 05/22/2013 12:29:27 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: 43north

He just did...hearing is in recess, not adjourned, until Lerner is recalled to testify...we’ll see huh??


6 posted on 05/22/2013 12:30:16 PM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: smoothsailing

Trey will make them get over the belief that a Southern drawl equals stupidity.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 12:30:23 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: smoothsailing

Issa just made the statement that she may have waived her right to use the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination by presenting facts in an opening statement. Apparently they’ve been doing some legal work on this and it appears they are of the opinion that she will be compelled to testify now. WOW!!!


8 posted on 05/22/2013 12:31:50 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: smoothsailing; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; ...
From the article:

"Republicans on the committee thought they had been defeated, but Gowdy knew better. Once a person issues a statement, Fifth Amendment privilege is waived on the substance of the statement. By issuing an opening statement, Ms. Lerner was testifying. Her right to stay silent on that testimony was gone forever.

A panicked liberal Elijah Cummings of Maryland pointed out that while congressional hearings are “like” a court of law, they are not in actuality a court of law. Even Congressman Issa, normally a very sharp and prepared operator, had to check on whether Gowdy’s interpretation applied.

It absolutely does."

Got her!! Nail her lying hide to the wall!!

9 posted on 05/22/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Nice! Apparently, her high powered lawyer is no match for Mr. Gowdy.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 12:33:29 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Jim Robinson

Very, very good news. The Teflon’s cracked, now break it open the rest of the way.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 12:34:20 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
she will be compelled to testify now.

Barring any sudden illness or perhaps a concussion?

12 posted on 05/22/2013 12:35:03 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 43north

It is happening.


13 posted on 05/22/2013 12:36:17 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: jersey117
I knew that if she appeared before the committee and said anything except pleading the 5th she was compelled to testify.

I am somewhat embarassed to admit where I learned it.

A very early episode of LAW AND ORDER.

14 posted on 05/22/2013 12:39:13 PM PDT by mware
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To: smoothsailing

I like Gowdy. I didn’t even know who he was until a couple of weeks ago. We need more Republicans like this dude.


15 posted on 05/22/2013 12:40:06 PM PDT by Durbin
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And this ladies and gentlemen is why you actually make them appear and assert their 5th amendment right in person instead of just telling them they don’t have to come after receiving a letter from their lawyer saying that they intend to invoke that right if compelled to appear.


16 posted on 05/22/2013 12:40:13 PM PDT by ICU812 (Oldtime Freeper, back from a long hiatus)
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To: Jim Robinson
Tomorrow should be an interesting day of ‘testimony’ from Ms. Lerner. She might get a better lawyer who won't stab her in the back from the git go. I wonder if Ms. Lerner thinks she has been set up to take the big fall for the Obama Scandals fiasco?
Ms. Lerner had the opportunity to testify or not testify, but she does not have the right to kinda sorta testify on what she chooses and then dummy up on other subjects.
TWB
17 posted on 05/22/2013 12:40:39 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Jim Robinson; smoothsailing; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW

And Issa did not adjourn but only went into recess. Those witnesses are coming back including Lerner, I bet.

Let Dowdy loose on ‘em. :)


18 posted on 05/22/2013 12:41:08 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mware

For some reason, I thought it applied to questions.


19 posted on 05/22/2013 12:42:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: RedMDer

But if she sill refuses to testify, what can Issa do? Contempt of Congress? She will just thumb her nose at him.


20 posted on 05/22/2013 12:43:00 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: mware

If it was an early episode, then don’t be embarrassed. L&O wasn’t a liberal, politically motivated, POS until later years.


21 posted on 05/22/2013 12:43:05 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: smoothsailing
President Obama has finally met his match

Obama is not the problem. The problem is the father of lies and none of us is a match for him.

22 posted on 05/22/2013 12:43:56 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Jim Robinson

Unless she’s suddenly the victim of an unfortunate workplace accident...


23 posted on 05/22/2013 12:44:28 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Isn’t that the truth. I am from Texas, and I can’t tell you how many times I have received the southerners-are-stupid speech.


24 posted on 05/22/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for posting the real guts of the article.

It is the unbridled arrogance of these people that will ultimately bring Lois Lerner and all of them down, including Obama, I hope and pray. That, and Patriots like Trey Gowdy.


25 posted on 05/22/2013 12:46:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: MustKnowHistory

She will go to jail to have time to rethink her position. When that happens, her attorney will start negotiating some immunity deal.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 12:46:50 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Jim Robinson; The Cajun; RedMDer; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; TADSLOS; upchuck; ...

I want to live to see this great man, POTUS one day!

27 posted on 05/22/2013 12:47:25 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing
Rep. Gowdy is definitely no dummy. Saw the video of him making his point this morning in the committee and he left no doubt in my mind he was right.

We badly need more Congressmen and Senators just like him!

28 posted on 05/22/2013 12:47:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: onyx

He’s a tiger!


29 posted on 05/22/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MustKnowHistory
But if she still refuses to testify, what can Issa do? Contempt of Congress? She will just thumb her nose at him.
Exactly.

And if Issa presses the issue, the headlines about the GOP's

WAR ON WOMEN!!

will suddenly return to front pages around the country.
30 posted on 05/22/2013 12:48:45 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: smoothsailing
He was a prosecutor, and his interrogation skills reflect a superb intellect.

Not to mention an eye for the jugular.

31 posted on 05/22/2013 12:49:48 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: onyx

A winner amongst few winners!


32 posted on 05/22/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes! He’s the best!

Recently, I watched an old episode of a program similar to “48 Hours” wherein he was the prosecutor in a case down in South Carolina. Man, he was a tiger in the courtroom. Wow.


33 posted on 05/22/2013 12:50:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: MustKnowHistory

We used to have a bumper sticker around here that said “WE DON’T CARE HOW Y’ALL DO IT UP NAWTH”.


34 posted on 05/22/2013 12:51:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: smoothsailing

Check your phone lines Congressman.


35 posted on 05/22/2013 12:51:32 PM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: TWhiteBear
I wonder if Ms. Lerner thinks she has been set up to take the big fall for the Obama Scandals fiasco?

Being that she's SES, she just might have been arrogantly stupid enough to ignore her lawyer's advice.

36 posted on 05/22/2013 12:51:50 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Durbin

Can we draft this guy to replace Lindsay Graham?


37 posted on 05/22/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: jazusamo

Her lawyer - specifically - told Issa yesterday that she would NOT give an opening statement.

This is something that Issa pointed out when he broke for recess.


38 posted on 05/22/2013 12:52:02 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Raycpa
Obama is not the problem. The problem is the father of lies and none of us is a match for him.

Not true. He's already been defeated.......by a Jewish carpenter.

39 posted on 05/22/2013 12:52:22 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: jersey117

Maybe the FBI will go interview her. She’ll “flip out” and they’ll have to shoot her.

It happens.


40 posted on 05/22/2013 12:53:20 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Stentor

“Being that she’s SES, she just might have been arrogantly stupid enough to ignore her lawyer’s advice.”

She is a liberal, a bully, and has had a kind of federal immunity going back to the Clinton years over her wildly partisan hit jobs.

People like that don’t shut up. She actually thinks that she is above the law.

Classic liberal bully.


41 posted on 05/22/2013 12:53:54 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: jersey117

Or a trip to Ft. Marcy Park.


42 posted on 05/22/2013 12:53:55 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You said it!

He’s one of the scant few politicians we can absolutely count on! And a lawyer at that.

Prosecutors are often very different from defense lawyers, (paid liars/whores).


43 posted on 05/22/2013 12:54:04 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing

Gowdy is not only smart, he’s cute, too.


44 posted on 05/22/2013 12:54:42 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Jim Robinson

I like this from his biography

The Gowdys also have three dogs: Judge, Jury and Bailiff


45 posted on 05/22/2013 12:54:54 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: smoothsailing

Gowdy for PRESIDENT!!


46 posted on 05/22/2013 12:56:17 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Bratch

If she’s in a position of power she needs to take the heat. Same with Hillary. The stupid senators tend to treat her with kid gloves.


47 posted on 05/22/2013 12:56:36 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: onyx

She’ll just come in and plead the 5th. That will set up a fight and Congress may not have the stomach for it.


48 posted on 05/22/2013 12:56:37 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Durbin

We need him to run against Lindsey Graham!


49 posted on 05/22/2013 12:56:54 PM PDT by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: smoothsailing

It was fun watching that live. We need more folks like Gowdy in the House.

Heck, we could use a few in the Senate too...


50 posted on 05/22/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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