House Resumes IRS Scandal Hearings as Lerner Takes Fifth
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform takes up the IRS Scandal at 9:30 a.m. EDT today, after last week's testimony in the House Ways and Means Committee and Tuesday's testimony at the Senate Finance Committee.
The Internal Revenue Service has admitted and apologized for singling out Tea Party and conservative groups for review as they applied for non-profit status. The Obama administration's story has continued to shift over time.
The IRS official who first revealed the scandal, Lois Lerner, will invoke her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and will decline to answer questions. Earlier hearings have probed whether she lied to Congress.
The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), also held hearings on the Benghazi terror attacks earlier this month, featuring testimony from career diplomats who had been silenced in the scandal.