Towards the end of the hearing, it was revealed that all of the IG staff interviews with IRS staff (or 36 out of 41 interviews) were attended by Holly Paz of the IRS in WA and that it was either she or Lois Lerner who requested that she (Holly) be there so the IRS would know every question asked and every answer made during the audit.
IG George said he would look into this.
So it's something like this, Lois Lerner: "I didn't do anything wrong and anyone that thinks I did is mistaken but to be certain I'm going to invoke my 5th Amendment Right." What a crock of crap!! Is she a liberal? For all of you liberals out there that would be a rhetorical question!
Last edited by coachmo; 05-22-2013 at 03:01 PM.
At this time, the public does not know exactly what Ms. Lerner was guilty of doing. We don't know if she prepared the BOLO list; we don't know if she participated in preparing the questions the IRS staff in Cincinnati and in Washington DC mailed to applicants; we don't know exactly when she knew misconduct was happening (started in March 2010), and we don't know whether she condoned or approved of it.
We have heard that in July 2011 Lerner told Cincinnati to stop using the BOLO list. We don't know if that order was given with a wink or not. We do know IRS staff resumed targeting and sending out letters to applicants with "inappropriate" questions and asking for donor names. Miller testified that they knew this had resumed and nothing was done about it. He testified that probably someone under Lerner had it resume. It appears from his testimony that Lerner knew targeting had resumed and did nothing to enforce her July 2011 order for it to stop.
So far she is guilty of not doing anything until July 2011 and then not doing anything to enforce her order when it was ignored. The misconduct continued on until... well, now.
She still gets a paycheck. She has not been fired; she has not been asked to resign.
Last edited by helencalif; 05-22-2013 at 03:24 PM.
I understand WHY we have the 5th Amendment....our system is innocent until proven guilty, but IMO all this will do is force investigators to look harder and subpoena ALL her contacts and see who rolls over first...
I don't believe that any of these political groups should be able to get tax exempt status, and they sure shouldn't be able to keep their donors secret.
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