05/24/2013 08:39 am ET

As Lois Lerner Pleads The Fifth, The IRS's Problems Aren't Just Political

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Since dropping the bomb that her division of the IRS had been improperly giving extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, Lois Lerner, head of the IRS Exempt Organizations division, has kept quiet. Tuesday, she made it official, pleading the Fifth Amendment at a House Oversight Committee.

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