Let’s see the Vile Progs explain this one:
Top IRS official will invoke 5th Amendment
A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency’s improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups.
Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, won’t answer questions about what she knew about the improper screening — or why she didn’t disclose it to Congress, according to a letter from her defense lawyer, William W. Taylor III. Lerner was scheduled to appear before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
“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 Issa (R-Vista). The letter, sent Monday, was obtained Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times.
Taylor, a criminal defense attorney from the Washington firm Zuckerman Spaeder, said that the Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation, and that the House committee has asked Lerner to explain why she provided “false or misleading information” to the committee four times last year.
Since Lerner won’t answer questions, Taylor asked that she be excused from appearing, saying that would “have no purpose other than to embarrass or burden her.” There was no immediate word whether the committee will grant her request.
If I was her attorney that would be my advice too. Silence is golden if you are facing criminal charges. Save your story for when there are twelve people in the jury box or take it to the grave with you.
But I’m not her attorney, I’m just another citizen.
Any government employee who takes the Fifth before Congress should be immediately terminated from their job and barred from all future government employment. If you worked in a bank and some money was missing and you refused to answer any questions from your boss what would he/she do?
They would fire your ass on the spot.
Right now Lerner is in charge of the IRS Obamacare division. Do we really want her holding that job?