Lois Lerner seeking Immunity from… Innocence?

“Because I’m asserting my right not to testify, I know that some people will assume that I’ve done something wrong; I have not. One of the basic functions of the Fifth amendment is to protect innocent individuals and that is the protection I am invoking today.” – Lois Lerner in front of the House Oversight Committee, May 22, 2013

Lerner: wants immunity from being found... Innocent?

Lerner: wants immunity from being found… Innocent?

While invoking her fifth amendment right last year, former Director of IRS Exempt Organizations, Lois Lerner insisted that she was innocent. Now, when being called back to testify, she’s jockeying for immunity. Uh, if she’s innocent, why does she need immunity? Should we add perjury about not doing anything wrong to the list of charges that are mounting against her?

Yesterday, we learned that Lois Lerner was being called back to testify in front of the House Oversight committee on March 5th. Last night, we learned that her attorneys were declining the invitation unless she is granted immunity (immunity from what we don’t know, since her testimony last year included the line, “I have not done anything wrong”). Today, the Oversight Committee is threatening her with Contempt of Congress.

Via Newsmax:

Lois Lerner, former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, could be held in contempt of Congress if she continues to refuse to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is investigating her possible role in targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, Politico reported.

Several GOP lawmakers including Ohio’s Rep. Jim Jordan and Utah’s Jason Chaffetz told Politico that a contempt of Congress penalty was under consideration.

Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said “We want her to come back and answer questions. We’ll see on contempt.”

Both Issa and Jordan mentioned above, were cc’d on the letter that was sent to members of Congress last week, demanding an investigation into Lerner’s granting the foundation of Malik Obama 501(c)(3) status expeditiously, retroactively, and illegally. The other congressman who sits on the committee and will be in receipt of the letter is Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). A source his informed us that upon contacting Gowdy’s office, she was informed that the scandal is known by at least one person inside that office.

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  • Cynthia Banks

    Goodness it sounds like she wants to have it both ways again. She is testilying. She should get no immunity

  • Nunya

    well, based on the HUGE punishment Eric Holder got from a “contempt of congress” threat, surely the threat of it will scare the bejeebies out of her; or NOT, because NOTHING happened to Holder when he was threatened with it!!!

    I’m sick of all these “congressional interrogations”. It’s nothing but grandstanding and NOTHING EVER comes of it. Or am I the ONLY one who notices that of all the “spanish inquisitions” held by congress, absolutely NOTHING has been accomplished?! Not in fast and furious, not in benghazi, not in the obamacare website debacle. NOTHING! absolutely NOTHING is happening or coming of these stupid investigations!!

    • shoebat

      All it will take is for one congressman (Issa, Jordan, and Gowdy have the info) to ask her why she granted Malik Obama tax-exempt status. It won’t even matter if she pleads the fifth.

      Simply asking the question will put an impossible position squarely on the doorstep of the Democrats.

      Now is not a time for hopelessness.

      It’s not productive.

      It’s actually counter-productive.

  • Bill O’Rights

    If she agrees to give us Obama, Jarrett and Biden…

    GRANT HER IMMUNITY!

  • Honest and Truthful People do not need to use the 5th amendment —

  • Yoda Dundar

    If she agrees to throw, Hilary, Obama, Kerry, Biden etc under the Bus, she will join Fuddy, Breitbart, Seal team 6 to name a few

  • yahshua love’s you

    I hope miss Lerner would do what is right for her to do as a politician and expose Obama completely