Skip to comments.Lois Lerner wants full immunity for her testimony
Posted on 07/03/2013 7:57:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The IRS official at the center of the targeting controversy will testify before the House oversght committee as long as she gets full immunity from prosecution, one of her lawyers said yesterday.
Lois Lerner, the former head of the exempt section of the IRS that targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, took the fifth at her previous appearance before the committee right after she declared her innocence.
Republicans on the committee say that her statement of innocence meant that she waived her fifth amendment right to self incrimination and she should testify willingly.
"They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way ... immunity," William W. Taylor III said in a phone interview. "That's the way to resolve all of this." The comments reflect the hard-line approach Lerner, the former head of the IRS division that scrutinized conservative groups, and her legal team are taking in defending her role in the agency's scandal."
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Crank up ‘Ol Sparky!
Slime! The poster child of the Obama Administration!
DON’T GIVE HER IMMUNITY UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT SHE KNOWS!!
She’s an arrogant government official who’s been after conservatives for over twenty years. She should testify or be found in contempt of Congress.
Once she’s given full immunity she’ll develop a case of Chicago Amnesia.Count on it.
Maybe, if you KNOW she will directly implicate Jarrett/Obama/Emanuel/Axelrod.
Oh, and she should be forced to resign her postion so the people don’t have to pay her anymore.
Immunity if she takes down the administration. And witness protection program.
haul that bee-yotch before the committee and if she refuses to testify, charge her with contempt of congress.
Woman belongs in jail along with obammy.
IF she claims she did nothing wrong, then she did everything right, what is there to prosecute?
Sounds like she has quite a story to tell and it will probably happen in closed quarters because you know how....er...um...transparent this administration is.
Full immunity????? So she can lie and say that no one else told her what to do, that she’s “fully to blame”, and now “you can’t prosecute me for everything I’ve just told you”!
Just off hand I’d say Obama has found a patsy.
Innocent people do not need immunity. Guilty people do not deserve it,
This is why we need waterboarding.
Charles Krauthammer has said they should grant her immunity.
\ .. then why does she say she needs 'full immunity'???
My initial thoughts as well.
> DONT GIVE HER IMMUNITY UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT SHE KNOWS!!
Yeah we cant agree with that until we know whats in it...Pelosi in an alternative universe where good is good and evil is evil...
Give her immunity, prosecute her if she lies. I’m interested in what she has to say.
That says a lot, doesn’t it?
Of course, we do know that Lois is an Obamadork selectee, and -
If: Obamadork selectee
Then: Sleazy, untalented, couldn’t hold a real job, and of course, liberal.
> Innocent people do not need immunity. Guilty people do not deserve it,
Well spoken, inpajamas
She wants full immunity because she knows she’s GOT to testify, and she has nothing to cover her donkey!!!!
She is asking for what is called “transactional immunity,” meaning the government is barred from prosecuting her at all. Transactional immunity is not recognized by the Feds and is never offered. Various Supreme Court decisions state that an offer of transactional immunity is not legally binding anyway. So unless she’s changed attorneys, which would have been a good idea, she is probably getting more bad advice to go for transactional immunity.
She can seek “use immunity,” which means that the statements she provides cannot be used against her in a prosecution. She can still be prosecuted, the government just cannot use what she says against her. There are two significant exceptions to the grant of use immunity. One is that use immunity does not apply in prosecutions for Perjury. Second, the use immunity goes away if she takes the stand in her criminal trial and testifies differently than what she said while under the grant of immunity. The contradictory statements are admissible for impeachment of credibility, and not substantively as evidence of guilt (but juries use it for that purpose anyway).
Cut off this bitch’s salary and any future benefits and toss her can in the can.
Jail her for contempt. She ALREADY waived her rights, so calling for immunity now is just a bit too late. . .
Grant her immunity and hook her up to a polygraph. No polygraph; no immunity.
Throw her *ss in jail and let’s see what she knows and how fast she will tell her story. Play hard ball with her too, you cowards!
Give it too her. Once she goes against Chicago she’ll be looking over her shoulder for the rest of her life.
The American people have watched Egypt rebel
against the American pRes_ _ent-by-fraud.
If the US Congress does not jail Ms. Lerner
for perjury and/or contempt of Congress,
they may just find that the public’s hate for THEM
and THEIR evil Betrayal of the Constitution,
is already beyond their wildest dreams.
as long as she gets full immunity from prosecution
She declared she was innocent, but wants immunity. She must have realized that underlings have turned on her to save their own arses.
Absolutely! As long as she agrees to incriminate Ovomit and Holder.
She can only get immunity if she details what she will testify to.
Then it might be feasible to just let the cards fall where they may.
I understand the thinking, but would suspect with immunity, she admits it was all her fault, all her idea, taking the fall for the entire Obama Administration, and gets free retirement.
Give her immunity, she takes the blame, the Republicans press her, and Obama gives her a pardon.
No one sees this coming.
Jail? no, her crimes against the Republic need death as punishment. Those who follow nust be put on notice...... screw with the Republic and you die
Arrogant, lying b*tch.
Lois Lerner, the IRS official who set off the controversy, has said that she first learned of the BOLO list in June 2011, and that she ordered the partisan criteria to be removed immediately.
A misfired email from a U.S. Internal Revenue Service employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being placed on conservative groups in July 2010, a year earlier than previously acknowledged, according to interviews with IRS workers by congressional investigators.
Refer it to the FBI for criminal charges...oh...yeah.
It would be great to know who gave her the marching orders. If she lies under the immunity umbrella she’s looking at perjury. Might have to give up a little fish to get bigger ones.
Absolutely...Ms. Lerner wants to give a carefully rehearsed version of “the truth” that is aimed at shifting blame away from herself and the White House. Too bad we don’t have a special prosecutor in this case, and it’s equally shameful that we have a politicized FBI that is “investigating.” I’m guessing there has been lots of back-door communications between Ms. Lerner, her superiors at the IRS and White House political operatives in recent weeks, to coordinate the story and ensure that potentially damaging evidence disappears.
Lerner needs to lead the parade of current and former IRS officials who will be going to jail.
Since Lerner has failed to make a proffer, the author is probably right, she has little to offer. But the committee is not without ammunition either. Besides the possible violations of laws cited, once the element of conspiracy is introduced any number of possible laws might have been broken. Lerner and lawyers must be very wary of this element because it is highly unlikely that she acted alone and the point of the investigation from a political point of view is to determine with whom it was she collaborated-or conspired.
But, but she didn’t do anything wrong. She said so.
Agree - This woman has been involved in many nefarious deeds as a stealth bureaucrat. No gallows are high enough for such traitorous dogs.
This is the best summer I’ve had since I was a kid! If everything was going fine, they’d just be quiet. Democrats squirming like worms. I wonder if the outside money has been withdrawn?