Top IRS official takes the Fifth: what it means

Top IRS official takes the Fifth: what it means

by Jon Rappoport

May 22, 2013

Now it’s getting interesting.

Lois Lerner, head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt filings, will take the Fifth in front of Congress tomorrow.

She won’t answer questions. She won’t say, for example, why she never informed Congress that she knew there was criminal fiddling going on at the IRS, where employees “gave extra scrutiny” to tea party, conservative, patriot, and other groups during the application process.

Instead, as the DOJ launches a criminal investigation, Lerner will tell the House Oversight Committee, “I decline to answer. I invoke my Fifth Amendment right.” Multiple times she will say this.

Meaning: “If I answer, I could incriminate myself.”

Her lawyer, William Taylor, has asked the Committee to excuse Lerner from testifying tomorrow, Wednesday, since she won’t be answering questions. Taylor wrote to the House Committee, “[Forcing her to testify would] have no other purpose other than to embarrass or burden her.”

Tsk, tsk. Mustn’t embarrass a person who has committed crimes. Be nice. Be kind. Yes, Lois Lerner failed to tell the Committee anything about IRS crimes, when she testified four times last year, but so what? Give her a break. Goodness gracious, don’t put her through an ordeal.

Somehow, Lerner’s lawyer’s logic doesn’t stand up. But he’s a lawyer, so that’s no surprise.

Then there was this: a presidential election last year. 2012? Obama? Remember?

If Lois Lerner had blown the whistle then, and the full-blown scandal that’s erupting now had occurred before the election, who knows who would have won the presidency.

Lois was obviously protecting a president running to win a second term. She’s “pre-taking” the Fifth now and hoping she won’t have to appear before the Committee tomorrow, so the Obama administration won’t have to risk hearing a Congressman ask, WERE YOU PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT FROM SCANDAL IN AN ELECTION YEAR?


Ahem…the Fifth Amendment wasn’t designed for that purpose. It was designed so a person wouldn’t have to incriminate himself/herself. The Fifth doesn’t exist to protect someone else from scandal.

We get it, Lois. We get what you’re up to.

If you do stand before the Committee tomorrow, why don’t you just say, “I refuse to answer on the grounds that I would cast doubt on the 2012 presidential election and the president.” Come out with it.

One question, though. Are you sure the president you’re protecting isn’t named George Bush? Because this sounds a lot like what Bush’s people were doing all those years.

Am I dreaming here? This is the Obama administration, right? The presidency that was supposed to be transparent and good and different and transcendent, and prophetic of a New Age?

Gee, you mean it’s just biz as usual? It’s every presidency and every administration that pulls dirty tricks? It’s one continuous, unbroken line of diabolical scum at work?

What a shock. Let me hold on to my chair, because the room might start spinning.

The Matrix Revealed

Lois, what if there is no Clark? What if he’s not in some phone booth taking off his suit and turning into Superman, so he can rescue you? What if the president and his henchmen are just throwing you to the wolves?

Consider that. Then consider what would happen if you changed your mind at the 11th hour, and instead of taking the Fifth, you checked into the Committee room tomorrow and told everything, and I mean everything, you know.

You could rock the vote, retrospectively. You could make the kind of splash we rarely see. You could upset so many apple carts it would be wondrous to behold.

Wasn’t this administration supposed to be about a massive healing and cleansing? You could make it so, Lois. You could engage with the people, for once, and tell the truth.

I know you’re sweating bullets right now, but think about it.

Imagine the looks on the faces of Steven Miller, Eric Holder, Barack Obama.

The truth and the whole truth.


Lois, your lawyer, Taylor, has written to the House Committee, “[Lois] has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation, but under the circumstances, she has no choice but to take this course [and invoke the Fifth].”

Wow, Lois, do you see how crazy it’s getting? Your own attorney is basically saying you have no reason to take the Fifth…except for the fact that you have to protect other people. Isn’t that right? Isn’t that what he really means? So who is he really working for?

You’re out there alone. You’re exposed. Why not give them all the shaft and tell the whole sordid story?

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

21 comments on “Top IRS official takes the Fifth: what it means

  1. Tester says:

    Whoa, you still seem to think that the people actually elect the president. It’s a shame that you don’t even know how your elections work.

    Let me make it short – all the theatre with elections and the whole circus is just that, a cheap show. The “People” are voting solely for the three members of the electoral colleege from Washington D.C. – that’s all your elections are about!!!

    The Electoral College chooses the president. Thus all your votes are worth absolutely NOTHING.

    Read for yourself:

  2. techresmgt says:

    Clearly the one and only time democrats show any ‘respect’ for The United States Constitution (pleading the 5th) is when it serves their purpose and they ‘use it’ to keep their sorry butts out of prison or facing more severe punishment. We are being gamed by some very evil people in Washington, D.C., and beyond.

  3. WTF are they? says:

    Her top boss is really the one that needs to be on trial here! You know, the one that hired her? He is as guilty as sin, here. Remember him…the one everyone supposedly voted for a second time? The Kenyan….yeah, the Kenyan…..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Amazing how these people violate the Constitution everyday, but still use it when it suits them!

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  6. cd says:

    Telling the truth instead of hiding behind the 5th would
    take….integrity ? honesty ? This is the IRS after all, an
    unconstitutional and illegal organization collecting
    interest money for the Fed.

  7. G Street says:

    Office holders should not be able to take the 5th for their office. Fine for Lois to protect herself by not incriminating herself, but not fine for the office to not function on behalf of the people’s trust that paid for its services. Any office holder should at minimum be removed from office for taking the 5th, and I don’t think it should be a usable defense as an office holder.

  8. jim says:

    GUILTY !

  9. John says:

    Take the Fifth or be murdered is what is going on. That is OBVIOUS. Her lawyer knows this as well as Lois does.

    Anybody that still stupidly thinks that we’re going to EVER obtain honest government is a nut that needs to crack. Reality is ALWAYS otherwise.

    We need a new government. We need to remove ALL these people and start over. Judges, lawyers, Senate, Congress, appointees, every last stinkin’ one of these corrupt psychopaths need to GO.

  10. DDearborn says:


    Invoking the 5th does not automatically mean the party is guilty. All it means is that they are invoking their Constitutional right to not testify.
    Theoretically we do not live in a police state where the government can force you to speak if you don’t want to. The founding fathers wanted to be sure that citizens could not be bullied by the state to testify. I am sure of course that when Obama orders you to be tortured that this “right” isn’t much help……………

  11. Hal says:

    We so want the ” Change ” we keep hearing about but when the seams begin to crack and expose the man behind the curtain, people begin to get scared and panic.
    Responsibility thrust upon those who aren’t used to it is indeed unsettling.
    So, let this baby bust but be careful of the self styled controller’s who use you everyday. They can’t exist unless you the producer allow them to syphon off of your efforts. When the parasite can no longer maintain a means to hang onto you unawares like taxes,mortgages,banking ,food ,clothing etc… it will have to die.
    Remember they need us, we don’t need them.
    If this reasoning doesn’t sit well with your thinking, you may be the kind of host they want to hang onto at all cost ?
    That cost is yet to be seen.


  12. Whatever says:

    A. The IRS is a foreign owned corporation based out of Puerto Rico – It is the collection agency for the IMF and the royal Crown, you know, those wonderful banksters that have destroyed everything in their wake–Soon to be the NWO leaders…

    Your govt is a complete fraud–It too is a privately owned corporation owned by the Royal Crown – It would be nice if you bloggers would start exposing the real lies, which is the ILLUSION that the peoples govt represents them, it does not-It exists to fulfill the agenda of the elite that really run the U.S..

    That is who Obama works for–In the bankruptcy of 1933 they basically gave the country to the Royals, and pledged all of the citizens as lifelong tax slaves–

    Look it up–All true!

    EVEN BETTER–Use your platform to expose it!

  13. Duncan Jones says:

    Fire the evil witch.

  14. cecil82 (@cecil823) says:

    ‘…Taylor wrote to the House Committee, “[Forcing her to testify would] have no other purpose other than to embarrass or burden her.”…”

    Poor little wilting flower. Please be gentle with the precious little witch

  15. Anonymous says:

    Claiming the same rights they deny to everyone who opposes them.

  16. Anonymous says:

    “Take the Fifth or be murdered is what is going on. That is OBVIOUS. Her lawyer knows this as well as Lois does.”

    This is incorrect, as the Craft is to threaten her innocent personal family/relatives, not her, and simply make sure that she knows that if she speaks things will begin happening to them. Works 100% of the time with those with families, e.g.,

  17. joe says:

    Is the 5th still working under the patriot act?

  18. Bobby says:

    Jon brings up the Bush administration. Well, I’ve been telling my leftist friends that the Obama Administration is the Bush Administration–ON STEROIDS. They just don’t want to hear it!!

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