This past wednesday Lois Lerner was set to testify over the IRS targeting of Conservative advocacy groups until she, once again, invoked her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. Lost in the mainstream media buzz was the importance of the hearing because of what Elijah Cummings decided to do. In what has been labeled an Oscar-worthy performance, Cummings effectively stole the show and took the spotlight off of Lois Lerner and onto Darrell Issa. The real story of this latest hearing has nothing to do with Elijah Cummings deflection tactic, it has everything to do with the importance of arresting Lois Lerner.
George Will, who labeled Lois Lerner: The face of IRS’ bad behavior, knows of the importance of why Lerner decided to remain silent, again. Will states, “The most intrusive and potentially most punitive federal agency has been politicized; the IRS has become an appendage of Barack Obama’s party”. Furthermore, “it is intensifying its efforts to suffocate groups critical of progressives, by delaying what once was the swift, routine granting of tax-exempt status”. At the hearing on wednesday, which was a continuation of the hearing started last year, House Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa questioned Lerner on the IRS’ targeting.
His questions revolved around the fact that at least 292 Conservative groups were subjected to unfair targeting between election years of 2010 and 2012, against six Liberal groups that were allegedly given similar treatment. Issa asked witness Lois Lerner a series of questions over this targeting of 501(c)(4) non-profit advocacy groups. Lerner invoked her 5th amendment privilege against self-incrimination each time, and ultimately refused to answer literally every single question.
The refusal to answer any and all questions by Lerner before the Congressional committee not only rises to contempt of Congress, but also to a coverup on a scale never seen before in our history. News broke on friday that Lois Lerner had already answered questions for the DOJ “investigation” into the IRS targeting scandal months before the second hearing. In a move that is being deliberately suppressed by the mainstream media, the motive of the DOJ “investigation” must be exposed in order to demonstrate that the DOJ is helping Lerner to craft a narrative in making the entire IRS scandal disappear.
To show this one must simply look at the facts of the so called “investigation”. First, the Justice Department selected a democratic donor of Obama’s campaign to lead the departments investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting. Second, and maybe most crucial, the FBI stated that,“they will not be filing charges against the IRS in the targeting of Conservative and Tea Party groups”. This statement comes with the knowledge that the FBI has not, to this day, interviewed any of the 292 different advocacy group victims of the IRS harassment.
So what’s next? In demonstrating the steps that the DOJ, IRS, and FBI have gone to protect Lois Lerner, the logical response to her actions on wednesday of pleading the 5th coupled with three major federal department’s protection, Lerner must be forced to testify what she herself only knows. The importance of charging her with contempt and or arresting her comes at the suspicion that her order to suppress and harass Conservative advocacy groups is directly linked to Barack Obama’s corrupted White House. Her knowledge could potentially implicate the entire adminstration in an unprecedented attempt to not only throw an election but to silence the opposition.
If you think that this is far fetched ask yourself one question; Why else would the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation go to such far links and take such actions in order to protect her? Lerner is the final link needed to implicate the President of the United States.