Author Topic: EXCLUSIVE: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal  (Read 347 times)

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Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, will appear before Congress Wednesday after refusing to testify last year on the matter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Sunday.

Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner’s lawyers said she will testify before his committee, after saying last week that she would not.


“It’s going to be a good, fact-finding hearing,” he said.

Issa said he didn’t know why Lerner’s lawyers changed their mind, but suggested Lerner testifying was “in her best interest,” considering the recent evidence the committee had gathered.

Issa and Lerner’s attorneys have argued about whether she is protected under the Fifth Amendment from having to testify.

In May 2013, Lerner invoked the amendment right during her first-and-only appearance before the House committee, but only after she professed her innocence during an opening statement.

Lerner resigned last year from her role as the agency’s director of tax-exempt organizations.

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Someone is going down if Trey Gowdy has anything to do with it.

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If she says anything of value, I'll   :thud:
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If she says anything of value, I'll   :thud:

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