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


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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