Darrell Issa finds Lois Lerner’s Politico interview very ‘telling’

Former IRS official Lois Lerner took the Fifth and refused to answer questions before Congress, but was perfectly willing to tell her story to Politico.

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, addressed the Lerner interview in Politico:

Re: Lerner remarks to @politico: The American people deserve the opportunity to hear Lois Lerner testify under oath.

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 22, 2014

If Lois Lerner had nothing to hide and did nothing wrong in the #IRStargeting scandal, she would have chosen to answer basic questions.

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 22, 2014

Instead, Lerner obstructed Congress' investigation. #IRStargeting

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 22, 2014

Her decision to make unsubstantiated claims to a media outlet while claiming 5th Amendment protections from answer Congress is telling.

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 22, 2014

Lerner appears to have great confidence that her Obama Admin allies will not consider legal action after she declined to discuss IRS actions

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 22, 2014

Refresher: @GOPoversight report released in March on Lois Lerner's role in #IRStargeting http://t.co/WfhwVx9kfq

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 22, 2014

My full statement on Lois Lerner interview with @politico: http://t.co/gKztKc4tt0 #IRStargeting

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 22, 2014

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