Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that singled out hundreds of conservative groups, invoked the Fifth Amendment today when she appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
…But not before she delivered an outrageous opening statement to the committee.
From her statement today:
“I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations.”
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For Twenty-Seven months the Obama IRS refused to approve any Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status. At the same time the Obama IRS approved dozens of progressive applications. 500 conservative and Christian groups were illegally targeted by the Obama IRS.
After her statement Chairman Darryl Issa (R-CA) allowed her to leave the room.