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A house committee says an -- bureaucrat who took the fifth but proclaimed her in -- sense.
Can't have it both ways.
Difference is special report.
Good evening I'm Bret -- the problem with exercising your Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination is that most people assume.
You're guilty IRS bureaucrat lowest -- tried to get around that by proclaiming her innocence of wrong doing.
Then refusing to talk at a congressional hearing.
Today lawmakers investigating the tax agencies targeting scandal denied that exemption.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel has our top story.
The resolution finding lowest -- waived her Fifth Amendment privileges on May 22.
And we stand adjourned.
The house oversight committee and a 22 to seventeen vote along party lines found -- -- a key figure in the investigation of iris targeting of conservative groups.
Wave that constitutional right by defending herself.
I have not done anything wrong.
I have not broken any laws looked then and now former federal prosecutor Republican -- -- argued passionately that she doesn't get to present her side and then refuse to answer questions mr.
Chairman I have identified.
Specific assertions made by -- order on May the 22.
And that was after she asserted.
Her right again to privilege the committee's top Democrat Elijah Cummings tried to argue against the resolution with a different interpretation of the law.
I'm not gonna make this more difficult -- it should be.
It's just said I think that what we are dealing with are very sensitive -- -- this constitution.
Because I wouldn't be here if it was important.
-- remains under subpoena and can be were called at any time to testify but some Republicans appeared irritated.
That she also remains on the federal payroll while on administrative leave and is uncooperative.
Lowest -- -- is in fact the poster child.
For thumbing her nose -- federal bureaucrat thumbing her nose.
-- -- congress a Massachusetts Democrat though defended that behavior I think that is a constitutional right.
It took some generals that the government not thank considering the fact that congress'.
Favorability -- around 6% is probably a lot of Americans don't use a different finger.
With respect to it to congress today.
There was also partisan tension -- some Democrats venting frustration in one case it flared when a committee Democrat accused chairman ice -- trying to keep from some members of the house council's legal advice.
I'm sorry that you're offended that we offered any sharing of and -- -- know whenever I.
Luckily my time if you're not getting answers what I feel -- you -- I am trying to answer your well question who know you have members will be here did you not want to see that report.
The gentleman's time has expired what we I was excuse is -- -- to.
-- attorney William -- Taylor tells fox.
That it is too bad an issue like this gets put to a vote in a highly polarized -- Taylor says.
A party line vote does not affect anyone's constitutional rights.
And it's this this one does not affect Lerner brought.
-- -- a lot on the hill Mike thank you.
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