IRS Official: I Did Nothing Wrong, But I Plead The Fifth Anyway

Lerner

Gee, if the IRS audits you do you think you can get away with telling them you did nothing wrong and then invoking the 5th amendment? Well, that’s what IRS official Lois Lerner did today when she was called to testify at a House hearing.

“I have not done anything wrong,” she said. “I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee.”

Lerner adds that she invoke her 5th Amendment right and “will not answer any of the questions or testify today.”

Oh, but oops, apparently she waived her 5th amendment rights when she delivered that opening statement.

There’s much more news on the IRS harassment of conservatives that I haven’t had a chance to get to. Here are the links:

The inspector general that uncovered it all may have dated Michelle Obama back in college.

The IRS missed a deadline for handing over to Congress all communications they had with the White House.

A Democrat warned that a special prosecutor could be appointed.

The White House plotted with the Treasury Department on how to reveal the IRS probe to the public. But yeah, right, Obama knew nothing about it.

Dianny has more on this mess, including how an IRS worker went shopping with an IRS credit card and bought herself some nice things like a Hello Kitty cosmetic set.