Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Obama Administration finally finds a part of the Constitution it likes

It looks like Obamahack Lois Lerner, the current head of the tax-exempt office at the IRS, will take the Fifth Amendment in testimony before Congress today.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday afternoon that Lois Lerner, who heads up the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt division, plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in a hearing Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs. 
The Fifth Amendment provides that U.S. citizens may not be compelled to offer testimony if telling the truth would incriminate them. 
Lerner's defense lawyer, William W. Taylor III, wrote to the committee on Tuesday that his client would refuse to answer questions related to what she knew about the extra levels of scrutiny applied to conservative nonprofit organizations that applied for tax-exempt status beginning in 2010.

Six years after Chris Matthews, the Obama Administration is finally doing something that sends a tingle up my leg.

Think of the arrogance: this Obama apparatchik harassed conservatives (and it seems, Jews and Christians) and violated the Constitutional rights of countless people, and now when she is asked merely to tell the truth under oath, she invokes her own Constitutional rights and won't say a word.

Expect a cascade of Obama administration officials invoking the Constitutional protections they have been working so hard to deny to others.

Just a crime syndicate.   

3 comments:

  1. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    It's possible this may be just the beginning... Thinking back to the Clinton-Gore campaign contribution racketeering cases, FBI Director Louis Freeh was being questioned about the amazing number of Clinton associates who accused their calendars of perjury, pled the Fifth, etc. Here's an excerpt from the transcript:
    _____________
    BURTON; Mr. Freeh, over 65 people have invoked the 5th Amendment or fled the country in the course of the Committee's investigation. Have you ever experienced so many unavailable witnesses in any matter in which you've prosecuted or in which you've been involved?

    FREEH: Actually, I have.

    BURTON: You have? Give me, give me a rundown on that real quickly.

    FREEH: I spent about 16 years doing organized crime cases in New York City, and many people were frequently unavailable.
    ___________

    It's worth noting that Judge Freeh was a Clinton appointee to the Directorship.

    These latest scandals may have finally reached that Progressive mantra: the revered "Tipping Point".

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  2. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Here's a video of courageous Homeland Security officers protecting an IRS building from little kids, moms, and retired folks on walkers. Apparently, these are the people President Lackwit and his pet hippo, Janet Napolitano, fear.

    Wikipedia describes the DHS thusly: "Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism."

    That little kid with the flag sure looks like a terrorist. Maybe they can catch them all at a Tea Party meeting and incinerate the building while they're inside a la Clinton/Reno Terrorist Action Policy Directive #446: to save the children, immolate the children.

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    1. I watched a large portion of the hearings at my desk today.
      Incredible obfuscation and omission on the part of Mr Shulmer. This thing is way bigger than is even suspected at this point.

      Adm,
      I am pleased to see someone remembers what actually occurred in Texas all those years ago. It was, in many ways, the beginning of the end of a way of life. For myself it was a major wake up call.
      Hat's off to you for having the courage to mention it.

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