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Lerner, the Fifth and the Committee's Strategy

Dixiedrifter Wrote: Jun 28, 2013 9:19 PM
Issa and his Republican cohorts are "pizzing in the wind" if they think they can retrieve any kind of information from Lerner. Time for this committee to find some small fish to "fry".

As Katie has noted above, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has concluded that Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights at the hearing last week by reading a statement protesting her innocence.  Thus, the subpoena directed to her remains in effect and she may be recalled to testify before the committee.

But what if she invokes the Fifth again? Presumably, she would be held in contempt of Congress.  And again: So what? So was Eric Holder, with little to show for it.  So how does Congress enforce any sanction against Lerner?

It's not easy.  As this