WASHINGTON – 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 reveal it to Congress, according to a letter from her defense lawyer, William W. Taylor 3rd.
Lerner was scheduled to appear before the House Oversight committee Wednesday.
Why would she do this if, as Rex and other progressives have claimed, it was just low level employees?
Lerner needs to be fired.
ETA: Here is the best part of the article
Since Lerner won’t answer questions, Taylor [her attorney] 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.
Poor baby. We wouldn't want this totally innocent woman to be burdened or embarrassed.
This post was edited on 5/21 at 2:29 pm