Did You Know...

   

Lois ‘I have done nothing wrong’ Lerner demands immunity from prosecution in return for testimony

Share
By Doug Powers  •  July 3, 2013 12:56 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Put another way, Lois Lerner is demanding guaranteed legal protection from the people whose taxes fund paychecks she continues to receive:

Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will not testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unless she’s given immunity from prosecution, her lawyer told POLITICO Tuesday.

“They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity,” William W. Taylor III said in a phone interview. “That’s the way to resolve all of this.”

The comments reflect the hard-line approach Lerner, the former head of the IRS division that scrutinized conservative groups, and her legal team are taking in defending her role in the agency’s scandal.

Ed Morrissey adds this:

That makes it sound as though Lerner’s giving a strong hint to the committee that they should be negotiating with her for this testimony. No prosecutor would make an immunity offer without first getting a proffer on what the witness has to disclose. Few witnesses or their attorneys would demand immunity without having something to tell, either, and without that “something” pointing at bigger fish to fry than themselves.

That’s is an awful lot of wrangling for a public official who claimed to have broken no laws:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Friday injustice dump: DOJ is charging Lois Lerner with… absolutely nothing

October 23, 2015 01:40 PM by Doug Powers

lerner

“Poor management is not a crime”

Brace for impact: HHS secretary salutes Al Sharpton for a ‘life fighting for what’s right’

January 20, 2015 05:22 AM by Doug Powers

burwell

Laugh we much

Idiocracy update: Labor Secretary has brilliant idea to boost labor force participation

October 21, 2014 01:43 PM by Doug Powers

branch

Caution: Progressive genius at work

Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. investigates Nebraska farmer’s possible abuse of power

July 14, 2014 03:05 PM by Doug Powers

justicedept1

Fast and furious investigation of this float under way


Categories: Feature Story, Public Officials, Barack Obama, Corruption, Democrats, Eric Holder

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook