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Bombshell at IRS hearings today? Watch LIVE

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:22am 7/18/2013 at 10:22am

The House Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing today at 11:00am ET on “The IRS’ Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications.” (Livestream also at the bottom of this post).

FOX News’ Carl Cameron reported Wednesday evening on the O’Reilly Factor th...

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House Panel Vote: IRS’ Lerner Waived Fifth Amendment Right

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 28, 2013 at 3:08pm 6/28/2013 at 3:08pm

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved a resolution Friday determining that IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination when she made opening statements in a May hearing before refusing to answer further questions.

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IRS Officials Lerner and Miller Receive Violent Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:39am 6/15/2013 at 10:39am

In the wake of intense criticism over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, former and current embattled IRS officials, Steven Miller and Lois Lerner, have reportedly received threats of physical violence.

From Sky News:

Ousted IRS acting commissioner Steven Miller has received threats, a source told Reuters news agency.

And the head of the...

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IRS Official Lois Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave as Scandal Grows

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:51pm 5/23/2013 at 6:51pm

This just in tonight, an IRS source in the agency’s Cincinnati office says that Lois Lerner, one of the officials at the center of the IRS scandal, has been placed on administrative leave (with pay).

From National Review Online:

Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees in the exempt-organizations division she...

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Issue spotting Lois Lerner and the 5th Amendment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:48pm 5/23/2013 at 1:48pm

Lois Lerner famously purported to invoke the 5th Amendment privilege against self-incrimination yesterday while appearing before Congress.

A number of people have reached out to me to ask me to write about it.  Unfortunately, it’s outside my area of experience and I don’t have time to research it. I’m generally familiar with...

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House IRS hearings live streaming — Lois Lerner to plead 5th

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:10am 5/22/2013 at 10:10am

Some great opening statements. Will embed videos when available.

[Hearings now adjourned]

The moment when she invokes 5th Amendment:


Lerner full appearance:

After she gave an opening...

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IRS Official Lois Lerner to plead the 5th – Update: Statement from Issa’s Office

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:06pm 5/21/2013 at 4:06pm

Lois Lerner, the IRS head of exempt organizations division, will invoke the fifth amendment this week rather than answer questions about the recent IRS scandal, according to a letter sent to Congress by her attorney.

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

According to the LA Times,...

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IRS head uses the “P” word — and thereby eviscerates the claim this is not a political scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 3:23pm 5/21/2013 at 3:23pm

I did not get to watch the Senate IRS hearings today, but it looks like a little more truth leaked out of IRS head Steven Miller, who admitted the targeting was partisan.  Maybe a few more days on the stand, and we get the whole truth.

And that whole truth is that...

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Was Celia Roady, who asked the planted question, a victim of the IRS?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:47pm 5/18/2013 at 2:47pm

At congressional hearings yesterday, it was revealed that the IRS planted a question at an ABA meeting in order to give Lois Lerner of the IRS the opportunity to get ahead of the pending Inspector General Report and make it seem as if the IRS had voluntarily disclosed the targeting of Tea...

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Questioner initially denied IRS Q&A was set up

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:45pm 5/17/2013 at 6:45pm

At congressional hearings today, it was revealed that IRS planted question at ABA mtg disclosing targeting of conservatives via communications between Celia Roady, a tax lawyer who asked the question, and Lois Lerner of the IRS who was on an ABA panel.  Roady has a deep background in tax exempt issues and...

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IRS planted question at ABA mtg disclosing targeting of conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:21am 5/17/2013 at 11:21am

When Lois Lerner was asked a question at an American Bar Association about complaints regarding treatment of conservative groups, and Lerner made the admission and apology, TPM noted IRS Official’s Admission Baffled Audience At Tax Panel:

The fateful question came from a tax lawyer, in a room filled with dozens of them....

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IRS Hearings Live

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2013 at 9:00am 5/17/2013 at 9:00am

[Hearing now adjourned.]

Start at 9 a.m. Eastern. You can view it on CSPAN-2.

[live video and Twitter fees removed]

Congressman Roskam (IL-06) did a particularly good job:


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