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How convenient! IRS’ Lerner will reportedly plead the Fifth; Update: Issa subpoenas


The House Oversight Committee is set to resume its hearing on the IRS scandal, but the congressmen aren’t likely to learn much from Lois Lerner. The mathematically-challenged head of the IRS’ exempt organizations division will reportedly invoke the Fifth Amendment.

From a letter sent by Lerner’s defense attorney William Taylor III to Rep. Darrell Issa, via the Los Angeles Times:

“She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course,” said a letter by Taylor to committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, R-Calif.

Yeah. Given the growing sinkhole that is the IRS scandal, we’re sure she’s got nothing to hide.


Isn’t the Constitution great?


That’s a pretty neat trick. Wish we could try it.


Sure doesn’t seem fair, does it?



The National Journal reports that Rep. Issa has issued a subpoena for Lerner to appear:


In his letter to Rep. Issa, Taylor had asked that Lerner be excused from tomorrow’s hearing.


Too bad.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/21/how-convenient-irs-lois-lerner-will-reportedly-plead-the-fifth-before-congress/

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