IRS official claims she broke no laws, then pleads the 5th

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 24, 2013 11:19 p.m.

    And Obama pleads the fifth on the tax scandal.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    May 23, 2013 10:12 a.m.

    Why would this official say she broke no laws and then assert her 5th amendment right? To do so is actually admitting (in an unofficial way) that you have indeed broke laws and have engaged in dubious behavior, but refuse to officially admit it.

    Where there is smoke, there is fire. And with the current administration, we are now seeing lots of smoke... and mirrors. Voter beware! Unfortunately, we are starting to get what we voted for... at least collectively. Individually, there were many of us that could see these sorts of things coming long ago. And unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. More dubiousness will be forthcoming from this promised "most open and transparent administration in presidential history".

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    When government fears the people there is democracy. When people fear the government there is tyranny.

    This administration and liberals in general have confirmed this aphorism. The state has become all powerful and not the people. Power to the people was once a liberal battle cry and now it is the tea party's motto. We condemn the governmental abuses by Putin and in Venezuela, but become inured to the same practices in the US. Democratic senators have goaded the IRS to target certain groups and now they sanctimoniously condemn it. Jay Catrney's double-speak has become the poster child for the Obama White House.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:00 a.m.

    We now have learned that at least 10 D Senators led by Schummer and Franklin (whose own election was dubious) sent letters to the IRS threatening them if they did not give conservative groups special scrutiny.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 23, 2013 8:07 a.m.

    you are correct. It's interesting how even in the midst of the AP phone records scandal, the AP quickly reverts to its traditional unfailing support of all things dem.

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    May 23, 2013 6:49 a.m.

    The last paragraph of the article makes its purpose clear. The intent of the authors is to prove support for President Obama and progressives in general, not to cover the hearings.