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Ex-IRS Exec Lois Lerner Expected to Testify Without Immunity on Improper Tea Party Scrutiny: Rep. Darrell Issa

Last spring Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer any questions.

Former IRS official Lois Lerner (Image source: AP)

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee expects to hear firsthand from the former official at the center of what the government has acknowledged was improper targeting of tea party groups claiming tax-exempt status.

Former IRS official Lois Lerner (Image source: AP) Former IRS official Lois Lerner (Image source: AP)

Committee chairman U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) added to Fox News Sunday that his committee didn't offer any immunity to Lois Lerner and that her attorney said she will testify Wednesday.

Lerner headed the Internal Revenue Service division that handles applications for tax-exempt status before she retired last year.

Last spring she made brief comments before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee denying wrongdoing, and then invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer any questions.

Issa said he expects Lerner will answer answer all questions. Lerner's attorney didn't immediately confirm Issa's assertions to The Associated Press.

Here's the Fox News clip via YouTube:

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