It turns out the question that led Lois Lerner to disclose the IRS’s wrongdoing was planted by none other than Lerner herself.
Celia Roady, the lawyer whose question led Lerner to disclose the
committee’s wrongful targeting of conservative groups, said Friday that
Lerner asked her to ask the question.
“On May 9, I received a call from Lois Lerner, who told me that she
wanted to address an issue after her prepared remarks at the ABA Tax
Section’s Exempt Organizations Committee Meeting, and asked if I would
pose a question to her after her remarks,” Roady said. “I agreed to do
so, and she then gave me the question that I asked at the meeting the
next day. We had no discussion thereafter on the topic of the question,
nor had we spoken about any of this before I received her call. She did
not tell me, and I did not know, how she would answer the question.”
Just two days prior to the planted question, Lerner was given an opportunity to address the situation at a House subcommittee hearing, but said nothing about any wrongdoing.
(Full Story at WaPo)