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After Taking the Fifth, Lois Lerner Is Placed on Administrative Leave

The IRS official who oversaw the unit responsible for the targeting of conservative groups has been placed on administrative leave with pay, a day after she refused to testify at a congressional hearing, Fox News confirms.

Capitol Hill sources said Lois Lerner, the director of exempt organizations, was placed on paid leave Thursday, amid calls from some lawmakers for her to be suspended or fired. In her absence, Ken Corbin, the current deputy director of the submission processing, wage and investment division, will take over her duties, according to an internal IRS memo obtained by Fox News.

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  • Sevo||

    Yes, a vacation is always a good idea after being caught in corruption.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    w/pay?

    One day people will wake up fed up with this crap. There's little or no accountability with public servants.

    This chick should be suspended without damn pay.

    Heard some guy spin this as the GOP's fault for the sequester cuts leading to a strained IRS. These people are nuts. Certifiable. Maybe liberalism is a mental disease after all?

  • triclops||

    nothing to see here, move along.

  • grey||

    This should be a civil servants goal, do wrong, paid vacation, early retirement package OR promoted to better job.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    What do you mean should be?

  • buybuydandavis||

    "administrative leave with pay"

    I suppose the most we could hope for is to take her power away. Can't touch the benefits of someone using their position of government power to subvert the democratic process. That's crazy talk.

  • Copernicus||

    " In her absence, Ken Corbin, the current deputy director of the submission processing, wage and investment division, will take over her duties"

    Can't we prove a point and simply leave her "duties" vacant? It would be nice to demonstrate that no douchebag is better than an acting douchebag.

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