Or should I say the lack of testimony where she continued to invoke the 5th Amendment. There are 2 things that came to mind:
First, Cummings wanted to ask a question and was recognized. He immediately went into another hate filled, divert attention, diatribe where Issa then adjourned the meeting and cut off the mikes since no question to Lerner was forthcoming. I both laughed and applauded. Political theatre at its better moment. I don’t think it would have hurt Issa to allow another rant, because no one listens to Cummings anyway, but I appreciated shutting the loud mouth up. These people tend to say nothing pertinent to forward these proceedings but rather gripe illogically about fact finding of one of their own ilk. Had it been a non-liberal on the stand, Cummings would have grilled with real petty questions and innuendo to degrade and belittle the individual being grilled. Seems that those politicians in the state of Maryland were all raised and molded from the same pond scum. I liken it to the by-product from a failed green energy initiative (for those of you that are slow–algae was being formulated into a usable fuel and that is my association stated above). Yup. Maryland is in a whole new phase of useless politics and corruption by political means.
Second, why are they playing footsie with this woman? There is enough evidence to hold her culpable for abuse of station and position, abuse of power, and a bias in department. Indict her and take her to court. Let the cards fall where they will. If convicted, take her pension and send her to jail. Then she will have a “come to Jesus” moment and want to spill her guts, at which time I would say “too bad–too late”. Then, like a liberal minion that she is, she will do interviews and naming names where she won’t go down the creek alone. It’s a win-win situation. No deals, no immunity. Who knows what song the jailbird will sing. Then again, she might get acquitted and that will hang heavy on the neck of this administration.
I wonder if a new reality show would make a start–”Jailbird housewives of DC”. Progs like those kind of shows.