IRS Official Pleads the Fifth

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22:  Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner makes a statement during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee before refusing to testify to the committee May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating allegations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit organizations with the words "tea party" and "constitution" in their names for additional scrutiny. Lerner, who headed the division that oversees exempt organizations, exercised her constitutional right not to answer questions.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Chip Somodevilla

    You’re going to have to do better than that, Lois. The IRS official at the center of the scandal over the agency’s scrutiny of conservative groups pleaded the Fifth during Wednesday’s hearing. Lois Lerner said she did nothing wrong or illegal and gave no false or misleading information to officials before invoking her constitutional right to remain silent in the face of lawmakers’ questions. Lerner admitted to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups two weeks ago and apologized for its actions. The revelation has implicated the Obama administration for having knowledge of the IRS’s conduct.

    Lois Lerner insists she did nothing sketchy or illegal.
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