In an abrupt about-face, Lois Lerner will now come before the Issa-led congressional hearing on the IRS Tea Party scandal. The question remains- will she actually testify, answer questions, or will she once again invoke the 5th amendment? Another question for many observers is this- if this is much ado about nothing, why is Lerner wary of testifying without immunity? Why did she plead the 5th in the first place?
If Lerner does testify without invoking the 5th amendment, her testimony is sure to either put to rest the IRS Tea Party scandal or potentially move this story back to the headlines, even among traditional democrat-leaning Mainstream Media Outlets:
Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, will appear before Congress Wednesday after refusing to testify last year on the matter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Sunday.
Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner’s lawyers said she will testify before his committee, after saying last week that she would not.
“It’s going to be a good, fact-finding hearing,” he said.