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Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« on: May 21, 2013, 04:09:15 PM »

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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 04:12:53 PM »
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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 04:16:05 PM »

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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 04:30:28 PM »
She's already bungled the Kabuki Theater, so they want her kept off the stage.

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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 04:39:29 PM »
We'll see. According to a professor at Rutgers School of Law writing in the WaPo:

First is the inherent power of Congress to require testimony on matters within its legislative oversight jurisdiction.

So long as Congress is investigating issues over which it has the power to legislate, it can compel witnesses to appear and respond to questions. That power has been affirmed over and over in prosecutions for contempt.


This opinion piece, it ought be noted, was written in July, 2007, and referred to possible testimony about wrong doing by President Bush. So if it's sauce for the goose...

If she refuses to testify, according to the writer, Congress itself can hold her in contempt and incarcerate her until she decides to cooperate. Remember Susan McDougal?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/20/AR2007072001802_2.html

It also seems obligatory that Obama immediately fire any government employee who takes the fifth during an investigation. It would be the right thing to do, but will he?
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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 05:09:26 PM »
I wouldn't bet on her dying of natural causes...or old age.


Waterboard the b*tch!
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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 07:12:08 PM »
They better NOT excuse her... make her appear and make her plead the fifth over and over and over again and TELEVISE it.

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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 11:03:21 PM »
They better NOT excuse her... make her appear and make her plead the fifth over and over and over again and TELEVISE it.

I would actually PAY to watch that! 

Priceless material for campaign spots for the mid-terms....and beyond.
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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 11:09:36 PM »

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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 11:18:16 PM »
It's sad that it's NOT assured that the Committee will subpoena her.

If they don't take advantage of this opportunity...there will be literal hell to pay.
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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 11:19:11 PM »
It's sad that it's NOT assured that the Committee will subpoena her.

If they don't take advantage of this opportunity...there will be literal hell to pay.

It's enough that she's already taken the Fifth; now we just have to make sure that gets played up as much as possible.

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Re: Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013, 11:21:52 PM »
It's enough that she's already taken the Fifth; now we just have to make sure that gets played up as much as possible.

It's my understanding that she's said she WILL plead the Fifth in front of questioning.

If you're saying she's already pleaded the 5th to a written question.....well....like they say, "No pics/video?   It didn't happen!"
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