Lois Lerner

Nine and a half months after declining to answer a House committee's questions, a former IRS official returns to Congress.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Capitol Hill:

House Oversight Committee Chairman Republican Darrell Issa still has plenty of questions for Lois Lerner.

(Issa) "Ms. Lerner, do you believe that there is not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS targeting of Conservatives?"

(Lerner) "On advice of my counsel, I respectfully exercise my Fifth Amendment right and decline to answer that question."

Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings

After several minutes of that, Issa adjourned over objections of Ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings.

(Cummings) "May I ask my question? May I state my statement?"

(Issa) "You're all free to leave, we've adjourned."

Lerner was in charge of the IRS's tax-exempt office when the agency was accused of improperly scrutinizing Tea Party groups.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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