Loathsome Lois Lerner’s Lawyer: Contempt Charges Against IRS Thugette Would Be Un-American or Something

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 at 7:34 am

Because her conspiring with the Obama administration to target innocent Americans was an act of patriotism? Give us a break.

The lawyer for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent a letter to House Republican leaders on Monday, asking for an opportunity to address the House ahead of a vote to hold his client in contempt of Congress.

Last May, Lerner refused to answer questions at a hearing about IRS agents singling out tea party applications for extra scrutiny. She again refused to answer questions in March, citing her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

The Oversight Committee voted earlier this month to hold her in contempt. All Republicans voted in favor and all Democrats voted against.

Lerner directed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. She retired from the IRS last fall, ending a 34-year career in the federal government, including work at the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission.

“Holding Ms. Lerner in contempt would not only be unfair and, indeed, un-American, it would be flatly inconsistent with the Fifth Amendment as interpreted by the Supreme Court,” Lerner’s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

It’s nearly a year now since the massive Obama scandal broke and this is how far we’ve gotten. The so-called phony scandal with not a smidgen of corruption has this twit whining about his client suffering from un-American activities. Pathetic.

This pretty much sums it up:


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5 Responses to “Loathsome Lois Lerner’s Lawyer: Contempt Charges Against IRS Thugette Would Be Un-American or Something”

  1. Kirk on 29/29/14 at 11:39 am

    SCOTUS has **never** ruled that Congress cannot question witnesses about sworn testimony provided before Congress. The idea is ludicrous.

    Here’s how it will go:

    Lerner: “I did nothing wrong.”

    Issa: “When you testified that you ‘did nothing wrong,’ did that include [x, y, or z]]?

    …and so forth.

    She. Is. Screwed. And I can hardly wait.

  2. dot on 29/29/14 at 12:11 pm

    Lerner deserves precisely the same treatment that the IRS would afford the average American citizen.

  3. R of the H on 3/03/14 at 10:24 pm

    Hey Lois,

    It bad when you are the one being focused on isn’t it.
    Just think of the thousands of people you have been hassling for years.
    All the cost, the time, the stress, the uncertainty and wasted efforts dealing with your dumb ass.
    You will be served justice