Paul L. Caron

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 317

IRS Logo 2Legal Times:  House Republicans Press A.G. Holder About IRS Official:

Republican lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are pressing Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for details about whether former IRS official Lois Lerner waived her right against self-incrimination when she spoke to investigators.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee chairman, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to Holder on Thursday asking for information about Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service director of exempt organizations who has refused to testify on Capitol Hill.

Issa is considering contempt proceedings against Lerner as part of the committee's investigation into accusations that the IRS unfairly targeted certain political groups that applied for tax-exempt status. The Justice Department is also investigating the accusations.

Citing a March 6 article in The Wall Street Journal, Issa said Lerner "gave a lengthy interview" with Justice Department lawyers without a grant of immunity. She has twice refused to testify before Congress under the advice of her attorney, William Taylor III of Zuckerman Spaeder.

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How many years did it take to take down the Gestapo? The KGB?

Posted by: ptl | Mar 22, 2014 9:24:52 AM