Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner’s attorney William Taylor “outright lied” a number of times while defending her role in the targeting of Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny.
The California congressman said, “Her attorney has said things that are not correct, or disingenuous or outright lied a number of times, it’s been shown by e-mail.”
He continued by claiming her attorney is “trying to get his client off the hook after flubbing and taking the fifth.”
“Ultimately what we know is the archivist said that the IRS failed to do what they were supposed to do with informing, failed to properly keep documents and that has very little to do with the fundamental problem, which is Lois Lerner’s unit headed by Lois Lerner and directed by Lois Lerner unfairly targeted and abused conservative groups for what they believed,” Issa added.
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