Take The Fifth, Lose Your Job!

Lois Lerner

Lois Lerner

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?


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45 Responses to Take The Fifth, Lose Your Job!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Obama should have no problem firing her. It’s not like she has a penis or anything.

    • driguana says:

      We don’t know for sure that she doesn’t….

    • Constance says:

      I am wondering do Obama’s handlers purposefully set up women to take the fall in all of their shenanigans? It looks that way to me so maybe we should investigate all other women in his administration to uncover as yet undiscovered dirty deals and felonies.

  2. myiq2xu says:
  3. She will be another Major Hasan. Drawing humongous payroll while the Ditherer-in-chief dithers. But no one will have told him.

    • Lulu says:

      I hope Issa makes her show up and plead the fifth. Say it over and over. She works and lives right there in DC area so it is not like she has to take a plane. Then ask if she is still a government employee.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Popcorn time. 😆

      • angienc (D) says:


        If they allow her not to appear that is total bullshit.

        BTW — if she committed no crime then there is no valid reason whatsover for her to take the 5th. Her attorney’s letter stating she “has no choice” is bullshit designed to imply that this is some kind of witch hunt.

        • Propertius says:

          Even if there is a crime, can’t they give her “use immunity” for her Congressional testimony (I am not a lawyer – I’m basically asking you and MyIQ if that isn’t possible)?

        • angienc (D) says:

          Propertius — if they gave her immunity for her Congressional testimony they would have to cover criminal proceedings too — it would be silly for her to testify on things that would open her up to criminal investigation even *if* her testimony itself couldn’t be used against her (which is what “use immunity” is). Although with Holder as AG, I doubt she’s got anything to worry about. Furthermore, I think this is more about her *protecting* others than herself — which is why I call bullshit — the 5th is about not incriminating *yourself* — not others.

        • 1539days says:

          Just don’t give her immunity. Remember Oliver North.

      • Constance says:

        Oh come on! She is a professional working for The People she must show up and plead the fifth. Or she can talk. But she must show up.

  4. driguana says:

    The prog pond is full of loudly croaking progs…I can hear them all the way down here in South Florida. It’s hard to believe that the American people and the American “free” press will not only put up with liars like this but will say nothing when she is appointed to another position with even even more potential scandal on the horizon. I think The Croaking Progs will be the name of my new alternative band!

  5. mcnorman says:

    Carville said this would blow over in 30 days. I don’t think so.

    • 1539days says:

      30 days is too long. If they (Obama bloggers) don’t shut this down next week, regular Americans will finally start reading up on it. Benghazi was supposed to go away, but it keeps finding new life.

  6. myiq2xu says:
    • Lulu says:

      That old meanie Issa. If you are going to plead the 5th you should not be allowed to phone it in or email it.

  7. myiq2xu says:
    • Lulu says:

      Obama calls in his most heroic supporters for advise and moral authority who are known as The Beta’s.

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  10. foxyladi14 says:

    Obama warned them. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Except the Obot talking point that ABC manipulated the email wording to make the WH look bad has already been proven wrong. WAPO Fact Checker gave it and the young Obot on the Sunday shows 3 Pinocchios.

  11. yttik says:

    That’s absolutely maddening! The 5th is supposed to protect you from abuse of government authority in a legal procedure. But she IS government authority!

    Actually, she should be careful with the 5th, working for the IRS, Obamacare and all. The 5th also prevents the Gov from taking private property for public use without just compensation, which is kind of ironic.

  12. SHV says:

    ” Issa issues subpoena to Lerner anyway”
    How is the subpoena enforced? What happens if she tells Issa to piss up a rope? DOJ would just laugh at Issa just like the contempt against Holder.

    • Lulu says:

      The Republicans want the video clip. It is worth its weight in gold for a high ranking IRS government executive service lawyer to plead the 5th while they are still working there with no intention of resigning. I see it in campaign ads in 2014.

    • ” the procedure for holding a person in contempt involves only the chamber concerned. Following a contempt citation, the person cited is arrested by the Sergeant-at-Arms for the House or Senate, brought to the floor of the chamber, held to answer charges by the presiding officer, and then subjected to punishment as the chamber may dictate (usually imprisonment for punishment reasons, imprisonment for coercive effect, or release from the contempt citation).”

      Looks like imprisonment (extremely rare) is limited to the term of the congress then in session.


  13. myiq2xu says:
  14. swanspirit says:

    and another http://patdollard.com/2013/05/exposed-soros-spent-6-1million-pressuring-the-irs-to-target-conservatives/

    EXPOSED: Soros Spent $6.1Million Pressuring The IRS To Target Conservatives

    As IRS efforts targeting politically-conservative groups gained momentum, George Soros-funded liberal groups repeatedly called on the IRS to investigate conservative nonprofit organizations.

    While the first reported instances of extra IRS scrutiny for conservative groups began in Cincinnati in March of 2010, the attacks began to pick up steam on a national level soon after Soros-funded groups began firing off letters to the IRS in October of that year – following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

    The talking points of these groups then bounced around a carefully created progressive “echo chamber,” until they eventually made their way into established media outlets. Key IRS policy changes about how it investigated conservative groups took place soon after it received three separate letters sent by Soros-funded liberal organizations.

    Several Soros-funded groups including the Campaign Legal Center, Democracy 21, the Center for Public Integrity, Mother Jones and Alternet have worked to pressure the IRS to target conservative nonprofit groups. The subsequent IRS investigation flagged more than 100 tea party-related applications for higher scrutiny, including applications that included the words “Tea Party” and “patriot.”

  15. myiq2xu says:

    I have to cats. When the male wants something he yowls like he’s trapped in a cage. When the female wants something she wipes her cold wet nose on my bare leg.

    I’m not sure which is worse but they are both hard to ignore.

    • insanelysane says:

      U have to cats what?

      Cat’s are expert at human behavior and can easily reach maximum manipulation of their human slave. That soft fur and huge eyed look is all to lure U in.

  16. Um – isn’t it Sarah Hall Ingram who has been promoted to run the Obamacare office? Not that she won’t take the Fifth too…..

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