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Lois Lerner refuses to testify … again

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A review released last May of the IRS’s tax-exempt applications found that the IRS did not approve a single group calling itself “Tea Party” after February 2010.

Before Wednesday’s hearing, Lerner’s attorney reached out to Issa’s staff asking for testimony in exchange for immunity. Her attorney also asked for a one-week delay. But the hearing went on as scheduled.

Moments after the hearing abruptly ended, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm of House Republicans, began issuing press releases targeting Democrats in tight reelection fights. The releases tie the Democrats to Lerner and the IRS scandal.

“Rep. Ron Barber has joined his Democrat colleagues in opposing legislation aimed at reining in the IRS, preventing abuse, and holding the IRS accountable for targeting the political beliefs of individuals,” read one release aimed at the Democratic congressman for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.


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