An Internal Revenue Service official who headed the division involved in targeting conservative groups invoked her constitutional right against self-incrimination Wednesday and refused to answer questions from a congressional committee.
Lois Lerner read a statement at a House Oversight Committee hearing that declared she did nothing wrong and broke no laws before saying she would not answer any questions.
"I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules and regulations," Lerner said, adding that she never misled or lied to Congress, as contended by some legislators.FULL STORY
try again around 6:30 or so when the mods change shifts ðŸ˜‰
I won't be back till then anyways.
My what an attractive woman.
So Teapartiers can claim tax-exempt status? Why shouldn't they be audited? They get a pass, why? Pay taxes, and it is less likely to gey audited, otherwise face the music.
Pleading the fifth means you DID do something wrong. The fifth ammendment is the right to not INCRIMINATE yourself. Contradictory statement if I ever heard one.
A very crafty lawyer can twist anyones statement @ hamsta. Being able to plead the fifth is there for a reason.
@ hamsta, Just got half way thru the "Times Union" article on this story and need to say I believe any Government official should NEVER be allowed to envoke the fifth. Never. I also find Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina statement "You donâ€™t get to tell your side of the story and then not be subjected to cross-examination", on target
501c4 law passed by congress in 1954 says that in order to qualify for the tax exemption, the group must EXCLUSIVLY engage in social welfare. NONE of these 501c4 groups qualify for the tax exemption
Or when a news org constantly blocks you from commenting , right @ sawywhat? ðŸ˜‰
Taking the 5th??? What does that tell you?
Doesn't want to be forced to incriminate themselves....
Great... if it smells like a fish...
Taking the 5th..??
Off with her head.
Maybe they should try water boarding, or send in The "high value interrogation team"
For the committee to let her walk out the door said much. I on the other hand would have been walking out in hand cuffs ... your age American citizen.
HAHAHAHAHAH! I had to search for "lerner" to find this article on CNN..what a joke! Cnn stop being Obama's dirty propoganda machine.. this power abuser is ruining our country just like he and all other "chicago Politicans" ruined my state.
The IRS statue 501(c)(4) state its for groups none political that help or benefit communities using social welfare..What has any tea party group or related organization done for any community or anyone else for that matter except their extremist lap dogs that they campaign for in helping defeat our country !!They're against anything American and they stated it as well,right republicans and you know who you are!!