Now her attorney, William W. Taylor III, is asking for the opportunity to defend her in front of Congress before the vote is taken. Taylor is arguing it would be unfair and "un-American" to hold Lerner in contempt.
The House Oversight Committee is set to meet early Thursday morning to consider a resolution to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to 23-14 along party lines to refer former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for prosecution.
Today on Capitol Hill the House Ways and Means Committee will be submitting recommendations to the Department of Justice regarding criminal charges and prosecution for former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner.
I don't need a lecture from you about contempt.
Contempt vote could come as early as next week.
Overshadowed the past two weeks by the Supreme Court’s ObamaCareTax decision and the Fourth of July holiday was an important revelation that, since at least March 2010, senior Department of Justice officials knew about the gun-walking tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious and did nothing to stop it.
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