Lois Lerner’s Lawyer: Holding Her in Contempt Would Be ‘Un-American’

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Ms. Lerner has twice declined to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, citing her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. GOP lawmakers argue that she waived her privilege by making a statement at the first hearing, professing her innocence of any wrongdoing.

A lawyer representing former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner is requesting a chance to plead her case against a planned House vote to hold her in contempt of Congress. On Friday, Majority Leader Eric Cantor said in a memo to members that the House of Representatives would vote […]

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