Will She or Won’t She? Awaiting Lois Lerner’s Testimony at IRS Scandal Hearing

lois-loisA former IRS official who refused to answer questions about the agency’s targeting scandal at a hearing last spring is expected to appear before a House committee on Wednesday, but it’s unclear whether she will answer questions this time, either.

[See IRS emails shed light on dispute between Lois Lerner, congressional investigators]

Lois Lerner headed the IRS division that improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

[Also see [VIDEO] Lois Lerner to Testify before Congress on Wednesday]

After publicly disclosing the targeting, Lerner refused to answer questions about it at a congressional hearing, invoking her constitutional right not to incriminate herself.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told “Fox News Sunday” he expected Lerner to testify at Wednesday’s hearing. But a committee spokeswoman said Tuesday she could only confirm that Lerner was expected to attend the hearing.

Lerner resigned from her post as the agency’s director of tax-exempt organizations days after her one-and-only appearance before the committee in which she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights.

Issa and Lerner’s attorneys have argued about whether she is now still protected from having to testify under the Fifth Amendment. Emails obtained by Fox News revealed an attorney for Lerner negotiated over whether she would testify….Read the rest >>>

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


One Comment on “Will She or Won’t She? Awaiting Lois Lerner’s Testimony at IRS Scandal Hearing”

  1. She DIDN’T (lol). The members of the kangaroo court had to be content arguing with each other instead of the planned agenda to badger the witness.


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