Lerner May Invoke Her Constitutional Right To Silence

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J. Russell George, U.S. Treasury inspector general for tax... News PhotoBill,Capitol Hill,Commissioner,Congress,Douglas H. Shulman,Finance,Former,Government,Horizontal,Inspector,Internal Revenue Service,Lois Lerner,North America,Office,Politics,Reform,Tax,The Americas,U.S. Treasury,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergJ. Russell George, U.S. Treasury inspector general for tax administration, from left, Douglas Shulman, former commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) exempt organizations office, and Neal S. Wolin, deputy secretary of the Treasury, are sworn in during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Lerner, the mid-level IRS official at the center of a controversy over treatment of small-government groups, invoked her right not to testify after reading a statement denying that she had committed any crimes. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images