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Did Lerner waive her Fifth Amendment Rights?

Issa entertains the idea of recalling Lerner

Wednesday after Lois Lerner gave her introductory statement and invoked her right to not testify under the fifth amendment, Congressman Goudy of South Carolina raised a question when he stated that Lerner had in fact waived her fifth amendment right when she stated she had done nothing wrong and insisted she was innocent.  Watch video for more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFxXcBVIBjk&feature=player_detailpage

Congressman Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, later echoed Goudy’s comment and stated that it is possible Lerner may be recalled to testify:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpHYCddqkKs&feature=player_embedded

The experts are divided on the issue.  Lerner’s lawyer, William Taylor insists Lerner invoked her rights and will not be required to testify, “The law is clear that a witness does not waive her Fifth Amendment rights not to testify as to facts by asserting that she is innocent of the wrongdoing with which she is accused,”

The depth of this scandal concerns all of us whether we are Tea Party members or not.  If Lerner is recalled and does testify we may see a new side to the IRS scandal and the discriminatory action taken against many conservative groups across the nation.

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