Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lois Lerner's Obsession with Prayers

The IRS' Lois Lerner, the "I plead the 5th - though I've done no wrong" manager of Tax Exemption Audits who's division badgered only conservative 501(c) (4) organizations leading up to the presidential election of 2012 apparently has a long history of harassment of people who like to pray.

When she worked for the Federal Election Commission for 15 years she wanted to know what this pray thing is all about.....

Q: (reading from a letter from Oliver North to Pat Robertson) “‘Betsy and I thank you for your kind regards and prayers.’ The next paragraph is, ‘Please give our love to Dede and I hope to see you in the near future.’ Who is Dede?”
A: “That is Mrs. Robertson.”
Q: “What did you mean in paragraph 2, about thanking -you and your wife thanking Pat Robertson for kind regards?”
A: “Last time I checked in America, prayers were still legal. I am sure that Pat had said he was praying for my family and me in some correspondence or phone call.”
Q: “Would that be something that Pat Robertson was doing for you?”
A: “I hope a lot of people were praying for me, Holly.”
Q: “But you knew that Pat Robertson was?”
A: “Well, apparently at that time I was reflecting something that Pat had either, as I said, had told me or conveyed to me in some fashion, and it is my habit to thank people for things like that.”
Q: “During the time that you knew Pat Robertson, was it your impression that he had - he was praying for you?”
O: “I object. There is no allegation that praying creates a violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act and there is no such allegation in the complaint. This is completely irrelevant and intrusive on the religious beliefs of this witness.”

Lois Lerner is refusing to testify because she has a closet full of skeletons that are begging to get out.  And I suspect it relates not only to the recent IRS scandal.

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