Top IRS Official Will Invoke 5th Amendment

Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)5/22/2013 11:35:06 am PDT

re: #43 Political Atheist

How high do you rate the risk of jail such as it was from Issa? Very likely” Somewhat likely? My thought is unlikely to highly unlikely. If I’m right then the 5th has needlessly been invoked. Still her right of course but damaging to the process regardless. If I’m wrong then Issa has more power now than i think can be shown from the past.

How is it damaging to the process to invoke it? From what I have read, the law governing this is vague. If I was under questioning under a law I found vague— for example, the obscenity statues— I would take the 5th amendment in a heartbeat.

I have no idea how to evaluate the risk of jail: it seems like a pretty unique set of circumstances. What are you basing your idea of the level of risk on?