New York Times Editorial Board says Lois Lerner invoked, did not waive her 5th Amendment right.
New York Times Editorial Board today
“….Similarly, the Justice Department should not press Ms. Lerner’s contempt citation before a grand jury. She invoked her Fifth Amendment rights at a hearing last year and refused to testify, but Republicans claim, without foundation, that she waived those rights by first proclaiming her innocence. Her refusal, they said, was contemptuous of Congress. Little nuisances like constitutional rights or basic facts can’t be allowed to stand in the way when House Republicans need to whip up their party’s fury…” CLICK HERE
Professor Alan Dershowitz said Lois Lerner did waive her 5th Amendment right.