Re: Lois Lerner takes the 5th.
posted at 5/23/2013 3:13 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
It's a whole mix of factors. How much they know, how much they suspect, how important it is that she go to jail (if they already know she did wrong) vs. how important it is to chase the matter higher.
If they already know a ton, then they may give her immunity. For the same sort of reasons they interrogated the marathon bomber w/o Miranda: They figured they easily had enough to convict, so the interrogated in order to dredge up more suspects even if the statements leading to those suspects would be inadmissible. Well, here they wouldn't be able to charge her if they granted her immunity....but, that may not be nearly as important to them as chasing it higher up. So....let a fish potentially go.
In fact, they may have a lot on her, no evidence suggesting it goes higher, and still decide to make a gamble to grant her immunity.
Note: I believe that if she is granted immunity for her own wrong doing, lies to protect someone above her, and they can later prove she lied....she's still on the hook for perjury.
It is interesting and we'll see how it unfolds. I just want the truth about everyone who knew and I want definitive actions to insure it never happens again.
We cannot repair the damage done.
If, we find out that it is all true and that 501's with conservative leanings were intentionally scuttled or delayed/stalled with meaningless questions while progressive leaning groups were streamlined; We will never know for sure how it affected the 2012 elections and it becomes much more serious issue.