How convenient! IRS’ Lois Lerner will reportedly plead the Fifth before Congress; Update: Issa issues subpoena

The House Oversight Committee is set to resume its hearing on the IRS scandal, but the congressmen aren’t likely to learn much from Lois Lerner. The mathematically-challenged head of the IRS’ exempt organizations division will reportedly invoke the Fifth Amendment.

From a letter sent by Lerner’s defense attorney William Taylor III to Rep. Darrell Issa, via the Los Angeles Times:

“She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course,” said a letter by Taylor to committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, R-Calif.

Yeah. Given the growing sinkhole that is the IRS scandal, we’re sure she’s got nothing to hide.

Isn’t the Constitution great?

That’s a pretty neat trick. Wish we could try it.

Sure doesn’t seem fair, does it?

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Update:

The National Journal reports that Rep. Issa has issued a subpoena for Lerner to appear:

In his letter to Rep. Issa, Taylor had asked that Lerner be excused from tomorrow’s hearing.

Too bad.

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