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Krauthammer’s Take: Lerner ‘Clearly Gave Up Her Fifth Amendment Right’



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On Special Report, Charles Krauthammer attempted to explain IRS official Lois Lerner’s choice to plead the Fifth before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform — but observed that by making a “substantive statement” on the issues before the Committee, “She clearly gave up her Fifth Amendment right, if not entirely, at least on the things she said: ‘I didn’t break any laws, I didn’t break any of the regulations, I did nothing wrong.’ On those she must speak with the Committee.”

He also criticized committee chairman Darrell Issa for his handling Lerner’s brief appearance “weakly and with such uncertainty.”



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