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Panel Seeks New Testimony by Former IRS Official Over Tea-Party Targeting
Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2014 | By John D. McKinnon

Posted on 02/25/2014 5:37:16 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

A House committee is planning a showdown next week with a former Internal Revenue Service official who declined to answer questions last year about agency targeting of tea-party groups.

The former official, Lois Lerner, appeared at a contentious hearing House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last May, soon after news broke that the IRS had targeted grassroots conservative groups for special scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.

At the hearing, Ms. Lerner made an opening statement asserting her innocence of any wrongdoing, then sought to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. She declined to answer questions from committee members and some Republican members objected, saying she had waived her right by making the statement.

The committee now plans to revisit the matter on March 5, according to a letter from House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) to her attorney.

William Taylor III, Ms. Lerner’s attorney, did not immediately comment. He has said repeatedly that she did not waive her rights by asserting her innocence.

The committee’s move could add pressure on Ms. Lerner to cooperate with the panel’s investigation. Or it could accelerate a possible legal clash. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; california; darrellissa; deathpanels; demagogicparty; fairnessdoctrine; fifthamendment; impeachnow; irs; irshearing; irsteapartyscandal; issa; loislerner; obamacare; randsconcerntrolls; singlepartystate; teaparty; williamtayloriii; zerocare

1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:37:16 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:40:21 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Needs a special prosecutor. Along with all the other lawlessness from the Marxist administration.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:43:24 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: musicman

Will do. Tonight before midnight.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:43:47 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who would you suggest for a special prosecutor? I trust none of them. Except maybe Ted Cruz.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:48:53 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Is the idiot Issa in charge of this? If so ... it goes nowhere. Is anyone Primarying this buffoon?


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:50:02 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t trust Cruz. Too agenda driven and a bit of a loose canon. Also, would want someone NOT planning on running for POTUS. Not sure who that would be though.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:50:51 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Brad from Tennessee

If Issa was a doctor, all his patients WOULD BE DEAD.

Issa and Cummings should be indicted
for misprision of felony.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:57:38 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Brad from Tennessee

More of taxpayer money flushed down the crapper by Issa and his merry band of chest thumpers. This will go no where...


9 posted on 02/25/2014 5:58:32 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I have often wondered if a class action suit filed against individuals like her would be a way to bypass the congress. The findings of a civil suit could be quite damaging in a criminal prosecution. I think I recall an attorney on Hannity (Sukaolow, no pun intended) was defending a few of these organizations.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 6:05:43 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

pointless hearings coming up

don’t get your hopes up, nothing will ever come of it


11 posted on 02/25/2014 6:07:08 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Rudy Guliani or Joe DeGenova. Maybe even Judge Napolitano. Or Jay Sekulow.

You need a junkyard dog for a prosecutor to get anything resembling the truth from these IRS fascists or the documents being withheld by the IRS and DOJ.

I’d love for a grand jury of the average screwed over US citizens to look into Lerner and her spawn. What sweet revenge that would be.

Time to take the war to them. Call Issa and ask him to push for a Special Prosecutor.

THE TIME IS NOW! GET IT GOING BEFORE THE ELECTIONS THIS FALL.
LET THE DEMOCRATS KNOW WHAT REAL FEAR IS LIKE. PAYBACK’S A BITCH AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE THE BIGGEST BITCHES IN THE WORLD WHEN IT COMES TO WANTING REAL JUSTICE.

This is what the Democrats fear the most, the people seeking the truth, and heads.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:38 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: goodtomato

The response would be the same as always - you don’t have standing. But maybe someone could try.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 6:50:00 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Diogenesis

“If Issa was a doctor, all his patients WOULD BE DEAD.”

I sincerely think they have been waiting on purpose. They want this and the other scandals to an issue and in the news all summer before the elections this fall.

I think it will be a summer of hearings. At least I hope.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 6:54:39 PM PST by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Keep it in the news for the election and act on it once you’ve got a Senate majority. Only vote for Senators that promise to pursue this all the way to repeal of the 16th.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 6:58:35 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

The peak Taxpayer “Rage Day” is April 15, Every Year.

For the 53 % who still pay personal Federal Income taxes, I say “Put y’alls Tax Rage to work and get rid of Obama’s TROJAN HORSE John “Doormat” Boehner” on Imperial Democrat Tax Day, April 15, 2014.

As for timing, the new fire-in-the-belly, Speaker of the House can then, with great and detailed TV Fanfare, draw up the necessary Articles of Impeachment on Soetoro-Obama to be officially filed on the Grandest of all Patriotic Days, July 4, 2014.

Then the 2014 Campaign will be going on along with the following:
* Obama’s Impeachment trial;
* Pro-Obama Impeachment street protests;
* Pro-Military street protests;
* Pro-Privatization of “Entitlements” street protests;
* Anti-Coverup of Benghazi Murders street protests;
* Anti-Coverup of Fast and Furious murder street protests;
* Anti-IRS street protests;
* Anti-NSA street protests;
* Anti-Holder’s DOJ street protests;
* Anti-Bypass Congress street protests;
* Anti-Judge Robert’s street protests;
* Anti-Obamacare street protests;
* Anti-Trojan Horse RINOs street protests; and
* Anti-Democrat Party street protests.

The strategy is simple:
1.) CREATE AS MANY POINTS OF ATTACK AS POSSIBLE AND
2.) ATTACK WITH NO HESITATION WHENEVER ONE OR MORE POINTS OF ATTACK FINDS A WEAKNESS.

Warning: Success is guaranteed BECAUSE this strategy will be strongly opposed by RINO Rove, RINO Peter King of NY, RINO “Romneycare” Romney, and of course, Loser Emeritus John “Wacko Birds” McCain.

LET THE “AMERICAN STREET” SUMMER OF DISCONTENT BEGIN !

_____________________________________________________________

RINOS ARE THE OBAMA TROJAN HORSE TROOPS PARTY

The “RINOs” are really just Trojan Horse troops sent in by Obama.
They do as they are told to avoid Left Stream Media jeers.
John “The Doormat” Boehner has his paranoid fears:
Obama and the Left Stream Media Journalists will drive him to tears.

And then there is “Capitulation” Cantor,
With a soft Virginia Drawl,
Who wears patches on his knees
From his frequent Cave-In crawls.

Don’t forget “No Resistance” Ryan,
Appeasement is his long suit.
No wonder “Romneycare” Romney
Was such a big Ryan fan.

Obama’s Trojan Horse is now filled with House RINOs,
All promising that in 2014 they will ALL be silent.
The Republican’s RINO Rove, and “Wacko Birds” McCain,
Act as the Loyal Rear Guard for the Obama Trojan Horse.

What have we here? So say the skeptical.
Forward, ever FORWARD rolls the Obama Trojan Horse,
Crushing the Constitution, all Checks and Balances, and all who complain,
While the RINOs in Obama’s Trojan Horse stay always silent. and do not complain.

Did Obama capture the House RINOs inside his Trojan Horse?
Or did the Loyal RINOs stampede on to get there first?
The “What” and the “Why” are just idle chatter,
The RINO Five Years of failure, is what the to voter matters.

With only two plus years left to Impeach Obama,
Can the Trojan Horse House RINOs be trusted,
What the Constitution requires elected Stewards to do?
Or will re-elected House RINOs just continue the destructive Obama trauma?


16 posted on 02/25/2014 7:14:53 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Mark Levin.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 7:17:04 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Crucify


18 posted on 02/25/2014 7:17:23 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Needs a special prosecutor.

Yep.

19 posted on 02/25/2014 7:42:47 PM PST by GOPJ ({David} "Gregory, usually as alert and twitchy as a squirrel, flat-lined." Richard Cohen NYT)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.irsexposed.org/

The IRS is now accepting public comments on the proposed rules changes, but the deadline for public comments to be submitted is Thursday, February 27th.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 7:48:30 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Waste of time. Issa is a jackass.
21 posted on 02/25/2014 7:49:11 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Since DOJ will not prosecute her for ANYTHING, all she has to do is show up and refuse to say anything.

She would not be prosecuted even for Contempt of Congress.

She could tell them she thinks they're all a bunch of homo fascists, spit on the floor and walk away.

22 posted on 02/25/2014 8:20:54 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Obama has assured us that the IRS is free from corruption and that no laws were broken.

So Lois Lerner has nothing to fear if she testifies.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 9:36:27 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Mariner
"Since DOJ will not prosecute her for ANYTHING, all she has to do is show up and refuse to say anything."

That is a key point. When the DOJ is corrupt and lawless, Obama Regime functionaries are immune from the threat of Congressional action. In fact, to a significant degree, the entire legal system is now tilted to protect favored political or ethnic classes. Obama could have Issa hauled off and sent to Gitmo and, literally, no one could stop him.

24 posted on 02/26/2014 4:32:23 AM PST by Truth29
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