Congressman Tom McClintock spoke with Amy and Ed of the KFBK Morning News about the ongoing inquiries into the IRS's targeting of conservative groups and whether or not Lois Lerner, a senior official with the agency, waived her Fifth Amendment rights during her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
On Wednesday, Ms. Lerner gave an opening statement in which she declared her innocence and then invoked the Fifth Amendment. The KFBK team asked whether her this means that she effectively waived her rights.
"[S]he didn't invoke her Fifth Amendment rights when she gave her speech," noted Congressman McClintock. It's a pretty clear distinction. Once you begin testifying, you have waived your Fifth Amendment rights."