Lois Lerner, the IRS official who was in charge of the division that targeted conservative groups, refused to testify before the House Oversight Committee today, invoking her Fifth Amendment rights.
But Lerner asserted that she was guilty of no misconduct or crimes.
“I have not done anything wrong,” Lerner said. “I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations, and I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee. And while I would very much like to answer your committee’s questions today, I have been advised by my counsel to assert my constitutional right not to testify or answer questions related to the subject matter of this hearing.”