Boehner Threatens Contempt As Ex-IRS Official Pleads 5th

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 3:11 PM EST) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Wednesday threatened to hold in contempt the former IRS official who refused to testify about the agency’s targeting of political groups.

Boehner is among many in Congress who want answers from former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who again invoked the Fifth Amendment when a congressional committee asked her about the alleged scandal on Wednesday morning.

“At some point I believe she has to testify, or I believe she should be held in contempt,” Boehner told reporters outside of...
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