Is Lois Lerner cutting a deal?

Jun 2013
Is Lois Lerner cutting a deal?

Thomas Lifson
The intriguing possibility that Lois Lerner might turn John Dean is on the table. Patrick Howley of The Daily Caller has tracked down what seems to be going on behind the scenes.

IRS scandal figure Lois Lerner is negotiating through her lawyers with Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about possibly gaining immunity to testify again in the committee's investigative hearings.

"The Chairman did not adjourn the hearing, he recessed it. Ms. Lerner remains under subpoena. The Committee has not made any offer of immunity to Ms. Lerner. The Committee has, however, indicated a willingness to listen to any offers from her attorney about what she would testify to if it was offered," Oversight Committee adviser Ali Ahmad told The Daily Caller.

"I don't have any update for you on timing," Ahmad said in regard to when Lerner will be called back before the committee.

Because it appears she was less than truthful in her testimony, Lerner has a lot to lose. She just retired and now reportedly is getting paid $50 large a year until she dies as a parting gift from the taxpayers, and would like to enjoy that largesse outside of prison.

The big question is how much will she be willing to give up in order to get immunity? That depends on how much she knows about higher ups and how much she is willing to rat out on the operation she implemented to use the power of the IRS to suppress the political opposition of the president in his re-election battle.

Lerner has a track record at the Federal Election Commission, where she did her best to hobble conservatives and Republicans. The committee should inquire into the process by which she moved from one bureaucratic position to another. Who suggested and who helped her move between agencies, seeking leverage points for suppression of the political enemies of the left?

My guess is that Lerner knows a lot, because she has been part of a broader movement, one that has strategically deployed her and others throughout the bureaucracy. She is, in other words, an apparatchik, and before getting caught lying under oath, she was getting paid six figure handsomely to deploy the regulatory power of the state to keep her side in power.

I think Ms. Lerner would absolutely hate life in prison. I hope the committee squeezes her hard. She has committed crimes against the constitutional order, corrupting government to the core. She is high order of criminal, and the price of her freedom ought to be very steep.

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Jul 2007

All you do is copy and paste articles from right wing radical sources and throw insults. It isn't me who is the dumb one here. LOL!
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The Milky Way

All you do is copy and paste articles from right wing radical sources and throw insults. It isn't me who is the dumb one here. LOL!
Ooooh! Right wing and radical in one sentence. Bonus money for that one. :ph34r: