Lois Lerner

The woman at the center of accusations the IRS gave unfair treatment to Tea Party organizations, Lois Lerner, is found in contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives.

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

House Republicans say Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she asserted her innocence at an Oversight Committee hearing last year.

(Issa) "Used it as a sword to cut and then defend herself from any response."

Committee Chairman Darrell Issa sparring with ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings who says he too had hoped to hear from Lerner about accusations the IRS gave extra scrutiny to Conservative groups.

(Cummings) "This is still the United States of America. There are still constitutional rights."

The contempt citation has been referred to the Justice Department. It's now up the the U.S. Attorney to decide if a grand jury should get the case.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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