U.S. Won't Charge Former IRS Official Lois Lerner With Contempt

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) (C) orders ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) microphone turned off after adjourning a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building March 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Issa adjuourned after the witness, former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, exercised her Fifth Amendment right not to speak about the matter during the hearing.

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Lois Lerner, the former IRS official whose office gave improper scrutiny to Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status, won’t be charged with contempt of Congress.

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