WASHINGTON -- Former IRS official Lois Lerner declined to answer any questions Wednesday when she appeared before a House committee investigating the tax agency's scrutiny of applications from conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
House Republicans summoned Lerner to testify before Congress on Wednesday, more than nine months after she invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has argued that she unintentionally waived her right when she answered a question at that hearing.
In response to a series of pointed questions from Issa, Lerner repeatedly said, "On the advice of my counsel, I respectfully exercise my Fifth Amendment right and decline to answer that question."
After less than 15 minutes, Issa adjourned the hearing. "I can see no point in going further," he said.
When the ranking Democrat on the panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, tried to ask a question, Issa told Republicans on the committee they could leave and the hearing was over.
"Shame, shame," Democrats called out. This one from Google Craigie! That's G O O G L E!
Lol, I luv how conservatives keep crying about IRS. How many republican groups were denied? Oh yeah, 0. Evidence was involved or even knew about it? Oh yeah, 0. Guy doing the targeting? Oh yeah, a self described conservative Republican. How many democratic groups denied? Oh yeah, 1. Yet you guys cry and cry and cry because you have some sort of persecution complex. It's so funny to listen to you guys cry over nothing, day in, day out, for months on end.
The corruption is entirely on the conservative side claiming tax exempt status in clear violation of the law and then launching an investigation because the Irs dared to actually try to do its job.
These Democrats are some of the MOST DESPICABLE human beings in america ! The people at the IRS are as guilty as sin, and their only defense is to run out the clock. Under Obama ,America has become the land of the free and the home of the THUGS !!!
Right they tried to investigate the tax exempt status of groups who are not supposed to be tax exempt. And Lerner doesn't want to testify before Issa and his kangaroo court. Wonder why??
we don't minds bein most despicable, cus we cares bout our poor folks more u rich mean teas partys people. we cares more bout trees, birdies, fishies, brown airs, u bad teas partys hate us for. we liberals happy we make USA what is today, milks & honeys for all, except rich monies grabbing do nothings. i thinkie i got plants a tree today.