IRS Employee Put On Admin Leave Still Receiving Paycheck

IRS Employee Put On Admin Leave Still Receiving Paycheck

Lois Lerner, a top IRS official in the non-profit division that paralyzed Tea Party groups with ongoing harassment, is on administrative leave and receiving a paycheck it was revealed in the House Appropriations Committee on Monday. Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer questions during Congressional testimony schedule before the House Oversight Committee last month concerning her involvement in IRS targeting conservative political groups seeking tax exempt status. Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel defended the department saying that many leaders have been “held accountable” by either being asked to resign or by resigning at the leisure and being replaced.

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