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Tuesday, May 21,2013

IRS whistleblower won't answer questions from Congress

Andrew F. Kazmierski /

The IRS employee who first informed the media that the tax agency was scrutinizing tea party and conservative groups will not answer questions from a Congressional committee.

Lois Lerner will plead the Fifth Amendment, her attorney has informed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, although he says she has not committed any crime. The committee is holding hearings on the scandal, investigating why conservative and libertarian groups that claimed tax-exempt status were subjected to close scrutiny.

The committee's chairman, Rep. Daniel Issa, has already claimed Lerner provided false and misleading information to Congress.

See the full story at Reuters.

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It is an insult to whistleblowers that you call Ms. Lerner one; she is anything but. Answering a planted question to out your own incompetence is a sophomoric joke.