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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:12 am | Updated: 8:19 am, Wed May 22, 2013.

According to an NBC News report, an IRS official in charge of overseeing the division that took action to single out conservative groups seeking tax exempt status invoked her Fifth Amendment rights on Wednesday after she refused to

IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner is set to address a House committee during a hearing on the agency's targeting of political groups when she was dismissed.

Lois Lerner, the IRS director of exempt organizations who has become a center of controversy in the revelations that the tax agency had singled out conservative groups, refused to answer lawmakers’ questions during an appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But she defiantly denied having done anything wrong before asserting her rights.

 

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  • John Flanagan posted at 11:30 am on Wed, May 22, 2013.

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    How far does anyone think taking the fifth will get you if the IRS is prosecuting you for an alleged tax error or oversight? Even if you are guilty of a tax violation, your refusal to answer them will put you in jail as quickly as the system will allow. But, according to Lerner and other Obama operatives, the lack of transparency and integrity of this sordid and corrupt administration trumps decency.
    True to their roots, the Democrats and their cronies in the media will simply say this whole matter should be dismissed as a partisan Republican witch hunt. More years of Democratic power in America will make the years of Caesar's excesses seem benign, because we shall have a land no better than those totalitarian empires of the past.

     

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