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.
Contempt vote could come as early as next week.
Testifying Wedesday in front of the House Oversight Committee, ATF Director B. Todd Jones denied allegation that ATF agents purposely target mentally ill or disabled persons for undercover storefront operations.
Director of ATF B. Todd Jones will testify and answer questions from lawmakers today on Capitol Hill about reckless tactics the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms uses to run undercover storefront operations.
Six months ago, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa subpoenaed the emails of former head of IRS Tax Exempt Organization Lois Lerner.
It isn't easy to find bipartisanship these days in Washington, but new revelations that the CIA has spied on members of Congress has outraged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Democratic leaders are now saying that Issa violated House rules.
In case you missed it ?yesterday, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner, plead the Fifth for a second time in front of the House Oversight Committee and refused to answer questions about the inappropriate targeting of conservative tea party groups.
Appearing in front of the House Oversight Committee Wednesday morning Lois Lerner, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS, refused to answer questions asked by lawmakers by pleading the Fifth Amendment.
The emails also show an agreement to testify came without a guarantee of immunity. What isn't clear in the email exchange is whether Taylor agreed Lerner would testify in front of a public hearing or to the Committee behind closed doors as part of a deposition.
Former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner, the woman who infamously plead the Fifth after apologizing for inappropriate targeting of tea party groups by the agency, has been asked to appear in front of the Oversight Committee next week according to Chairman Darrell Issa.
In January 2013, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel dropped a bombshell report showing ATF Agents who attempted to set up a storefront in the city, ended up damaging the building, owing the landlord money and lost a machine gun on the streets after it was stolen out of a government vehicle.
“This is basically just another form of community organizing paid for with your tax dollars,” Issa said. “ACORN revisited, if you will.”
Plus: New trainwreck details
In a letter sent late Wednesday, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa reminded Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime.
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