Skip to comments.Lerner Likely Waived the Fifth and Can Be Held in Contempt
Posted on 03/12/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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Contempt of Congress...
I’m sure she’ll get over it.
Wait... she already has.
Remember Lewis “Scooter” Libby?
Well, I propose:
Lois “Smidgen” Learner
One good L-S-L deserves another!
She belongs in jail.
They won’t hold turkey neck in contempt. The ‘justice’ department would squash it, and there would be a conflict that the Republicans would be afraid of.
Lerner gave the DOJ a debrief on the IRS actions to allow the DOJ to assist in a cover up.
Will Issa do anything with this?? (not holding by breathe).
This is all such a sham. NOBODY has gone to jail from the Obama regime which is wallowing in criminal activity.
Lois Lerner has been given the promise of a large financial pay off, a lucrative position if she chooses to take it and a Presidential Pardon if convicted of anything - YOU CAN COUNT ON IT!
The totally political government “servant” thinks she can get away with talking to her political allies at the DOJ, but clamming up at the “unfriendly” congressional oversight committee? Hopefully they’ll set her right about this mistaken notion.
While I’m in favor of prosecuting her, I don’t think the DC rule is good.
For one thing, unless a question is asked exactly the same way, it seems that a citizen could fear revealing “further” information.
And for another, if Lerner’s intent is not to testify further. Then why doesn’t Congress just use her testimony to the Dept of Justice. Why does it need her to restate her testimony a second time.
If she perjured herself to the dept of Justice, would subsequently perjuring herself on the same matters to Congress, be “further criminalization”? In which case, I can see why Lerner wouldn’t want to testify again even on the same matters.
HA! I like it! B^)
If she has contempt for Congress, she’s not alone.
Lois Lerner, Jan 2014
Lois Lerner, March 2014
They've got the power, they just need to use it. It sure looks to me like they're getting all their ducks in a row.
Lerner’s briefing of DoJ probably consisted of telling DOJ about everything she knows and what everyone else in the Obama administration knows, that she has given the documents proving it to her attorney and others she can trusts so as to insure her safety; so the DOJ better not even think of indicting or prosecuting her.
The rules of court are not made for things to run smoothly. The rules of court are made so that you need to hire an attorney to navigate them, and so that those politically connected can have the rules interpreted in their favor.
People don’t understand that an administrative court is openly biased - it openly operates “for the benefit of the State.” THAT is the “legal definition” of “justice,” for real. So when making decisions about what is an “appropriate” ruling, judges consider that bias into their considerations.
What all this means is that the judge gets to decide what the “best interests of the State” are in deterining Lerner’s access to her Fifth Amendment “privilege.”
Hans von Spakovsky is a sharp guy, I’m sure he’s sharper than Taylor and Holder.
Lerner should be locked up for contempt soon and see if that would loosen her tongue about this fiasco.
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