Just a quick summary. First we have ex-IRS official Lois Lerner taking the Fifth after she gives an opening statement in front of a Congressional Committee, in which she can’t have it both ways, make a statement and then give the Fifth but she gave it a try. It won’t work in the long run for her.
Next you have high ranking Democrats blowing their horn to the fact that the IRS scandal is a phony scandal and that it should be wrapped up. A leader in this march is Rep. Elijah Cummings top Democrat in the House Committee on Over Sight. Then we find out Cummings lied at a February Congressional Committee about the fact he was coordinating with the IRS whereas he lied by saying he wasn’t but uncovered e-mails showed that he did.
New emails that were obtained by Judicial Watch and first reported by TownHall.com show that Lois Lerner was talking with the Justice Department to go after groups such as the Tea Party seeking tax exempt status. If you recall when this first started Lois Lerner said the targeting was limited to agents working in the IRS Cincinnati field office. I will tell you one thing if I was working in that office I would not allow Lois Lerner or anyone else for that matter to throw me under the bus to take the rap for Lois Lerner. If you recall a couple of agents from that office spoke up and the train started to go down the tracks.
This is from a post by Fox News: In a May 2013 email Lois Lerner responded to a Justice Department inquiry about whether tax-exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for lying about political activity.
“I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ,” Lerner reportedly wrote to the office of Steven Miller, the agency’s acting director at the time. “He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who ‘lied’ on their 1024s — saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures.
Now take a look at this! from an email: Nikole C. Flax, Miller’s chief of staff, responded: “I think we should do it — also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?”
You can see from this email everybody is involved. You have Lois Lerner, the Department of Justice and a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse all foaming through the mouth anticipating a kill on conservatives and the Tea Party. Then you get Nikole C. Flax who is all go for the idea. If you ask me this looks like entrapment, departments going out of their way to look for a reason to prosecute. All because they were worried about Obama losing the 2012 presidential election because the Republicans did so well in 2010 to take over the House.
As these emails come out it looks like Lois Lerner will have a lot of company of people taking the Fifth. I don’t think it will do them any good, the proof is in the pudding.
Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
Give Lerner immunity and get her talking. Flip her. If she lies or refuses to talk once immunity is given, then she can be dealt with and not shown any mercy as she intended to do against those targeted. Let’s see how high to the top it goes, because the Oval Office is where it will stop. Time to take apart the DC rats’ nest.
What I worry about if you give her immunity which I have thought about also is what is to prevent her from not giving the whole story. I am just thinking of the fact that as more emails come out with more damaging information to these liars because as you can see there are more people exposed with each new email that there would be no need to give Lerner immunity.
The point is, if, the whole story does not come out and, should it be found out, there is no defense for her. She falls to everything as if nothing was in place. The only way to get her to talk is to roll the dice. She should come out with everything because nobody has come to her assistance. If she names Cummings, under oath, or Holder, or Obama, she is scot free and they are in the grinder. All she has to do is simply tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but, the truth, for full 100% immunity. The flip side of the coin is, she faces 20 years if convicted in a federal court. Her age, that would be a death sentence. A very slow and agonizing death sentence where the clock never moves.
The only thing we will never know or find out is if her life in any way has been threatened if she should tell the whole story.
Doubt if threatened but from experience with reluctant witnesses, or flips, they feel that they are being loyal. They feel that the string-puller is providing a protection. If immunity is given and she does anything to screw it up, she is cooked. Nobody will protect her. She will serve out her life incarcerated. A presidential pardon would cause an uproar of rioting and possibly be used as a Mea Culpa.
If I recall just before her last Congressional hearing her attorney had put out the word that Lerner would open up and when the time came she again took the Fifth. I found this strange as to why at the last minute she held back. I just couldn’t see her attorney putting his creditability on the line only to fall flat.
I thought the same thing.
It would indicate a “Fix”. No matter what, an executive order maybe? Or, that the federal judges are on a leash. That would open up the allegation of the BLM lawsuit in Nevada where some are saying something went wrong with judges and appeal process corrupted. That would be the absolute worst thing at this time. If she doesn’t cooperate, then off to prison and that will be most unpleasant for a woman of her age. Maybe we can get Sebelius in a 2-fer special package deal? 😉