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Jeff Danziger

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Oooh, those first ten amendments!! Everyone loves them, except for one. Which one, now that depends….

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    If people considered congressional hearings to be something other than political ads then maybe they’d be more willing to say something.

  3. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    What law was broken. Other than the IRS misinterpreting the statue in 1959 under Eisenhower and granting tax exemption to organizations that were clearly political?

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    “No person shall …. be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”

    So then does Lois see the “investigation” into the IRS actions by Congress as a “criminal” case? And – if she is pure as the driven snow – what part of her testimony would be “self incriminating”?

    She was certainly open about her personal involvement. Plus, by giving that "qualifying opening statement’, she opened the door to being questioned on the contents of that statement.

    If you have decided not to comment, then don’t.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    I have a rare chance to agree with Onguard on this one, Ossiningaling. Creating “red flags” that would target conservatives should be illegal, but even if they aren’t, the follow up questionnaires were not relevant and if not legal, should have been.
    Using a entity like the IRS as a tool to target a particular group is simply wrong. It’s one thing for the DoJ to use a warrant to get info held in the IRS, but it is not the IRS’s job to investigate specific groups. They are just supposed to make sure the forms are filled out properly and the information is correct. They went beyond that in this case.
    Maybe Ossining is right and no laws were broken, but if the law wasn’t broken, the code of conduct is.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    @ Respectful Troll

    At present Issa is consulting with DOJ about immunity. This is far from over.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    There’s a Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts that has threatened an independent prosecutor.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Fat chance, from those worthless Republican House-scandal-mongers.

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    What about, “I don’t remember. I don’t recall.” :?? Isn’t that the same thing?

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Yeah, but from the questions asked and the attitude toward the witnesses that I’ve seen displayed by the Democratic Congressmen at the parts of the hearings that I’ve watched, the Democrats are screaming “wolf” right along with the Republicans this time.

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I know I need to find where I saw it, but I read yesterday that it as General Petraeus who was the one who had changed the story! I will look for it.

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Taking the fifth makes you look bad. But having Darryl Issa come down on you like Volksgerichtshofspräsident Freisler (google it…) is no picnic either. So, well, there you have it.

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    And now old Darryl has decided that he, and he alone, has the say-so over what’s allowed under the fifth amendment and what’s not. I read it today. Basically you can invoke it at any time you like, You can even answer some questions and not others if you like (from my interpretation of the original script, and THEY are the originalists, right?).

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    The GOP is full of morons, and their behavior during their “time in power” (in the House) will come back to haunt them for a generation…

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Interesting that Jeff didn’t show Cheney and his entire crew who refused to testify, to anyone, at any time, under oath.

  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    It takes a certain mindset to carry the banner for the IRS.
    Left and right both hate that kind of person.
    .
    Not fair but a very safe target.

  15. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 1 year ago

    Jeff , you left out “national hero”

    http://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/flatview?cuecard=51259

    [ open on Lieutenant Oliver North surrounded by seven other Marines in front of a huge American flag ]

    “Fighting soldier in Vietnam
    The perfect son to any mom.
    He’s one part man
    One part machine.
    He’s Ollie North
    the Mute Marine.

    Mined the harbor
    of Managua.
    Planned the invasion
    of Grenada.
    But soon cruel fate
    would intervene.
    And he’d become
    the Mute Marine.

    He traded arms with Iran
    For hostages
    What a great plan!
    The chances for
    success were zero.
    And yet he’s still
    a national hero.

    Two Swiss accounts
    were in his name.
    Diverted funds
    but who’s to blame?
    The time had come
    to tell his tale.
    Here’s what he said
    T’stay out of jail:"

    Oliver North: [ repeatedly opens his mouth to speak, but nothing comes out ]

    Marine Hymn:
    “He’d like to talk
    but connot speak.
    his will is strong
    his case is weak.
    We may never know
    just what he’s seen.
    The man they call
    the Mute Marine.”

    [ Oliver North and the seven Marines hold their hands to their heads for a salute ]


    Tune by Sgt Barry, lyrics by SNL

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