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The thing I object to is that what someone does as a government employee should be available to the congress inquiry without 'tactical maneuvers" etc. congress (and taxpayers) have a right to know how their money is used.
In Response to Re: IRS Lerner Wants Immunity From Doing Nothing Wrong:
Protect herself from what?? Possible illegal activity? Wanting immunity says it all. You can't protect her by shifting the focus to others.
Posted by fangoh45
Well, we have two choices here. a) she did something she feels was wrong and involked her RIGHT not to incriminate herself or b) she is afraid Congress will come after her regardless and cannot afford to defend herself against untrue charges.
Either way, she did what she did. Now it is up to congress to pull an Ollie North and give her immunity so she is free to testify. We assume the intent of the hearings is to find out the truth. If so, they need to find it another way or grant her immunity.
The fact that she involked her rights does not prove anything either way. It is a tactical decision and, probably, the right one.
Posted by richva1041