5th AMENDMENT FIGHT: Republicans on House Panel Want Lerner to Talk


She needs to be forced to testify.
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Republicans and Democrats duked it out Friday over whether high-ranking IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination by delivering a statement before the committee in May.

Lerner used to oversee the IRS division that targeted groups for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. At a May 22 hearing, she invoked her right not to answer lawmakers’ questions after declaring in an opening statement that she had done nothing wrong.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at the opening of Friday’s Republican-led meeting that “I believe Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment privileges.”



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