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The House oversight committee on Monday released emails between its staff and an attorney for former IRS official Lois Lerner, seeking to back up Chairman Darrell Issa’s assertion that Lerner had agreed to answer questions Wednesday in a public hearing.
Issa (R-Calif.) is recalling Lerner, the former head of the tax-exempt division at the IRS, to testify before his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after she angered lawmakers last year by invoking the Fifth Amendment to refuse to answer questions about the agency’s admission that it improperly scrutinized conservative groups.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Issa said that Lerner, through her attorney, had agreed to waive her Fifth Amendment rights and answer questions at the committee’s hearing. Lerner had initially sought immunity in exchange for her testimony.
After Issa’s appearance, however, Lerner attorney William Taylor disputed his claim and said she still planned to invoke the Fifth Amendment.