IRS places Lois Lerner on administrative leave


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Fox News is reporting that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who refused to testify at a house congressional hearing on Wednesday has now been placed on administrative leave, with pay, after refusing to resign. Lerner oversaw the unit that has been under investigation for allegedly targeting conservative groups to receive extra scrutiny in audits and tax exempt status requests.

According to Fox News:

Capitol Hill sources said Lois Lerner, the director of exempt organizations, was placed on leave. It comes amid calls from some lawmakers for her to be suspended or fired.

Lerner, the official who first acknowledged the controversial IRS practice earlier this month, asserted her innocence at a House hearing on Wednesday. She then refused to testify, citing her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, though, said Lerner was only placed on leave because she has refused to step down and resign her position, Fox News also reported.

“My understanding is the new acting IRS commissioner asked for Ms. Lerner’s resignation, and she refused to resign.  She was then put on administrative leave instead,” Fox reported Grassley said in a statement. “The IRS owes it to taxpayers to resolve her situation quickly.  The agency needs to move on to fix the conditions that led to the targeting debacle.”

Committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is planning to invite her back in an attempt to get more answers after determining Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment right by giving an opening statement, but it is unclear when that will happen.

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8 thoughts on “IRS places Lois Lerner on administrative leave

  1. KB Cook says:

    Gotta love the non-vetted appointees of the naked emperor, eh? Not so much, I'm thinking!!

    1. gullible white cattl says:

      Vetted by whom? this is not left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is war against White people.

      Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage White majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

      The world is 93% non-White, only 7% White. But 3rd world colonizers, Muslims, Chinese, Hispanics, are aggressively advancing their agenda to annihilate gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

      How long will gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate our guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks/FBI/CIA, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

      "Native" Americans! invaded from East Asia. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

      Gullible Whites should reject subversive ideologies- libertarianism, feminism, liberalism- & reject hostile slanders of racism. Peace to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their interests, their fertility, their homelands. Spread this message. Reading list: , , ,

  2. BGH222 says:

    Bring her back, The tax paying citizens demand accountability from not only the elected officials but also the bureaucrats.

  3. Barry G says:

    Lookout Obama, the stink is rising!

  4. Patriot1742 says:

    That would be paid leave – as in NO WORK – but FULL PAY and FULL BENEFITS – a liberals dream job.

  5. JJ says:

    How about let's start at the bottom for a change by pulling in the line workers from the Cincinnati IRS office to testify before Congress and maybe we'll find out just who IS lying?

  6. Doug Hanks says:

    That's a good idea. The lower you go the more terrified will be the witness.

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