Skip to comments.House says IRS official waived rights, contempt possible
Posted on 06/28/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT by mandaladonEdited on 06/28/2013 3:28:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An IRS official effectively waived her right not to testify about the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups, a Republican-led congressional committee concluded on Friday in a vote that cleared the way for Congress to hold her in contempt.
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Will the DOJ be responsible for initiating this prosecution?
If so, I'm sure Eric Holder will be all over this. /S
I hold the IRS in contempt.
“A contempt of Congress vote could lead to her being prosecuted in a court and subject her to a maximum $1,000 fine and potential 12-month prison sentence”
Riiiiiiiight! Like that’s gonna happen!
I hold the NSA in contempt too.
Yes. No “Contempt possible” or ‘probable’.
Just DO IT and put her Democratic, lyinhg ass in jail as a lesson to the other Obamite drones that there is a penalty that will be paid for lying to Congress (Hillary is next).
The Democrats protected Lerner saying HER RIGHTS
were more important than the entire US public.
Why? Because the road leads to the IMPOSTER.
How will she be prosecuted? By the Justice Department? Fat chance. The Congress already held Holder in contempt to no effect. The power of congress is the power of the purse and until they start using it they will be ignored by this lawless administration.
The plan is not to jail her, but threaten to.
Trey Gowdy explained the process: they are going to use this and their subpoena power to work their way up the chain, forcing people to talk.
This is just the starting point. She’s going to talk.
A contempt charge will probably just get her a big fat promotion.
Agreed, but Chairman Issa screwed up the moment he let leave the Hearing Room.
Republicans still think Civility will earn them respect. There is no Civility coming from the Democrats.
BTW - Has anyone noticed that the term “The Loyal Opposition” is only used when the Democrats are the Minority Party?
I was watching an old Rockford Files episode and he was called to testify before a Grand Jury. He was answering questions and then he said he didn’t want to answer citing the 5th amendment. His attorney told him that he couldn’t use the 5th because he had already willingly answered other questions. When I head that I thought immediately of Lois Lerner and how she had somewhat done the same thing.
Kind of funny I thought.
She is going to talk alright, to MSNBC, CNN and the New York Times, telling them that going after her is all part of the Republican War against Women.
Just like the Zimmerman Case, the idiot 19 Year Old Girl testifying for the State is just being picked on by that mean White Cracker Defense Attorney.
I remembered that episode when I first heard of this case.
She should have her bank accounts frozen, passport revoked, and FIRED! Not this paid vacay bullsh!t.
After she’s convicted, hang the traitor!
Throw her in jail. Let her serve as an example to others.
I hope you you’re right. I hope she does talk, but I don’t think she will.
Maybe they should offer her immunity.
And that is exactly the way the 5th Amendment has always worked. It cannot be applied selectively, as Lerner did.
It is now apparent, however, that this is part of the Democrat defensive strategy -- which assumes a compliant media.
Make a statement claiming your innocence, then claim 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination. The actual law doesn't allow that -- but claim that it does. Let the media assert that the Republicans are being "partisan" in their "interpretation". Convince the Low Info Voter that it's just a "partisan squabble" and the Republican Congressmen are acting out of hatred for women, government, whatever.
This is exactly how Clinton won the impeachment issue -- by using the media to contend it was "all about sex" when it was really "all about perjury and obstruction of justice".
The media is liberalism's first line of defense.
well first fire her or at least suspend her pay then put her in the gray bar hotel till she softens up.
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