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Jeffrey Clark and John Eastman join rare company to advocate for committee January 5-6

Lerner, the IRS official who revealed the agency used inappropriate criteria that would have resulted in the targeting of conservative groups, pleaded the fifth in May 2013 and again in 2014. The GOP-controlled committee voted after the first instance that Lerner had given up on him. Fifth Amendment and tried to get her to testify again. In 2015, the Justice Department refused to press charges against her, finding “no evidence that an IRS official acted for political, discriminatory, corrupt or other improper motives that would warrant criminal prosecution.”


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