Issa: Lois Lerner lost her 5th Amendment Rights
As soon as she started talking I thought she was going to testify and thought it was peculiar that she tried to plead the 5th after the fact. She doesn’t deserve the 5th. These are questions about our government and what she did with the public trust.
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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said embattled IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights and will be hauled back to appear before his panel again.
The California Republican said Lerner’s Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination was voided when she gave an opening statement this morning denying any wrongdoing and professing pride in her government service.
“When I asked her her questions from the very beginning, I did so so she could assert her rights prior to any statement,” Issa told POLITICO. “She chose not to do so — so she waived.”