Figures - IRS Official Lois Lerner Pleading The Fifth

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Lois Lerner, one of the IRS officials at the center of the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups, is going to plead the fifth rather than answer to Congress for the actions of the unit she oversaw. It’s one thing to lie to the American people, even if it gets one a bushel full of Pinocchios, but quite another to lie under oath.

Lerner was scheduled to answer questions from the House Oversight committee this Wednesday.

According to the LA Times, which obtained the letter Tuesday, Lerner’s attorney, William W. Taylor 3rd, wrote to committee chairman Darrell Issa to request that Lerner be excused from appearing before the committee.  Taylor explained that with the criminal investigation launched by the Department of Justice, Lerner’s appearance would have no purpose other than to “embarrass or burden her.” (Read More)

Apparently the request to be excused didn’t go over very will with Darryl Issa who issued a subpoena for her to appear.