By The Right Scoop

Nobody does it like Trey Gowdy who, after listening to Democrats make excuses for Lois Lerner, schooled them all on why Lois Lerner waived her 5th amendment rights.


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  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    “Video not found”, Scoop.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Same here?

      • Guest

        same here… no video.

        • tinlizzieowner

          Working for me now.

    • Tom Laffin

      Its there. Try your search engine, or use Ixquick for a search engine, as it does not trace your IPaddress, in case your search is hitting blocking walls.

  • joyfulgiver

    waaa, video not found!

  • DINORightMarie

    Same here for me – “video not found or access denied” error.

    First time I’ve had an error with a video……………

  • notebene

    same here…video not found

  • 27Words

    THE Man — Trey Gowdy !!!! The Left’s response? — nothing to see here… move along.

    • clockwindingdown

      Their silence speaks volumes, their cohesiveness of conspiracy, their fall… should be vast and filled with roots!

  • WordsFailMe

    Video is back Please watch–

    This is the Patrick Henry of our time. Some day the right group of people will hear this man, at the right moment and execute the right action with galactic. righteous indignation.

  • joyfulgiver

    I could listen to Trey Gowdy all day! Now if we could only get the rest of them to listen to him.

    • pokerwife1

      I was just going to say the same thing!

      • Tom Laffin

        So far, its a one person that can make a difference. After all, the USA has now proven anyone can become President.

  • Guest

  • d1comment

    Is CSpan covering this…? I can’t seem to find it.

  • sjmom

    Isn’t it funny how facts always seem to get in the way of the Dems agenda? Hmmmmm.

  • PatriotInk

    I wish Trey Gowdy were Chairman of this committee.

  • The Right Scoop

    Not sure why the video wasn’t working initially. I remember testing it. Glad it is working now.

    It is a great video and I’m glad you get to see it.

  • Conservator1

    When Cruz becomes our next president, I truly hope he considers Trey Gowdy as the next Attorney General. He’s only 49 years old, but his knowledge and experience as a federal prosecutor is far beyond most Attorney Generals in my lifetime.

    And it will take a Trey Gowdy to get to the bottom of all Obama’s administration scandals because with Holder these investigations will still be ongoing when Obama is gone.

    • Sentinel

      Spot on!

    • clockwindingdown

      Without anyone being charged and proven guilty bobo cannot pardon any of them… Just saying…

      • Conservator1

        Just saying, yet you’re correct and I’m glad no one has been charge yet and Obama can’t pardon these thugs. Recall all the pardons that Clinton granted as he was walking out the door. Many of the thugs who received a pardon owe their thanks to Eric Holder who was involved in the pardon decisions.

        • clockwindingdown

          I didn’t mean to give the appearance I disagreed with you, I do not. I was attempting to add that on a positive note things could get a lot worse for these criminals in years to come…

          • Conservator1

            I never had that impression and I guess I choose my words poorly. You were correct and IMO it’s good it will take time for a new administration to investigate it. If anyone was charged, Obama would pardon them and buy their silence.

            If you look at the pardons given by Clinton where Holder was part of the decision process, horrible people received a get out of jail card.

            • clockwindingdown

              We are on the same page…

          • Tom Laffin

            I think you mean “by” these criminals against us.

            • clockwindingdown

              Although things can get worse “by these criminals against us”, I do not see that as a “positive note” for us!

              Did I miss something?

        • Tom Laffin

          Not a small point.

      • Mk Jessup

        Nixon was never charged, however that didn’t stop President Gerald Ford from issuing Nixon an unconditional pardon, and Ford caught holy hell for it.

        • clockwindingdown

          I didn’t realize GF was a priest…

        • cattastrophe

          I think president Ford did the right thing.

          • Tom Laffin

            Nixon told the lie, was caught and left office… which is far more than the lies we put up with nowadays, and which lies are only the tip of the iceberg. Ford was very clear with his Pardon, that it was not getting Nixon off but for the nation to move on. Nixon had become a public liability. The DNC dirty tricks Nixon plumbers were illegally after, became protected. We’re into a different situation now. The House can impeach obama, but the Senate will not convict him. The Nixon Pardon was annoying but it wasn’t consequential. Ford did well as President. If I went after Ford, it would be about the Warren Commission, oh yes. That’s been and is still consequential. Unraveling that would involve LBJ, Hoover, Democrats, the CIA and more. Many heads would roll, and on both sides of the isle. Even that doesn’t unravel false flags now, like 911 and Sandy Hook, to say nothing of the foreign policy of the USA.. To Obamites today, the question should be, is this what you voted for hope and change, or not. The Patriot Act he said he’d expire, and didn’t. The NDAA he said he would not sign, and did. He has expanded on what Bush materialized, instead. Bush, despite himself, built the FEMA camps because of the possibility of foreign invasion. Obama admin has turned these facilities and expanded them, while inviting US enemies in. His socialism is communism. He’s an expert on divide and conquer.

        • CitizenVetUSA

          As much as I liked Gerald Ford and being from Western Michigan………he was on the Warren Commission and it still smells fifty years later.

  • Oscar

    Cruz/Gowdy 2016!

  • nibblesyble

    2 Gowdy posts at Scoop…starting my day right!

  • wodiej

    I like his style.

    • troutwd

      It is not style ….. It is called substance …. Obama has style

  • stage9

    Gowdy seems to misunderstand that “law” does not apply to the Washington DC criminal syndicate. It only applies to everyone outside of DC.

    • Gene White


  • pajamakat

    I love this guy.

  • Carmen P

    My kingdom for this man to become Speaker.

    • BearNJ

      It would be nice to have a Speaker who could put together a cogent argument and speak in complete sentences.

  • doriangrey11

    Love and respect Trey, but perhaps he should be schooling congress on the dangers of having a convicted criminal as the US Attorney General in charge of the Department of Injustice.

    Erick Holder whines and threatens over being reminded he is a CRIMINAL.

    • Gene White

      Excellent article, Dorian. I like the closing paragraph.

      “Every last Democrat in America believes that as long as one of their own is in a position of official power, that it perfectly ok for them to commit any and every crime on the books, so long as it advances their political and ideological agenda.”

      • Tom Laffin

        And get away with perjury whenever possible.

        • Gene White

          Yeah, that too.

    • K-Bob
    • LoneWolf

      Trey for AG!

  • Gene White

    Good man. I’m sure the Dems wish he would just go away. Its just plain embarrassing when someone keeps asking all these questions, while the administration is doing their damnedest to cover everything up.

  • gayle318

    We Conservatives can have the Cruz/Gowdy ticket while the RINO’s can have their Bush/Christie ticket.

    • Silence Dogood

      I like that thinking! I like BOTH Cruz and Gowdy… #Heroes

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Don’t get me wrong, folks: I appreciate Gowdy as much as the next person, but I still don’t understand why Lois Lerner isn’t in jail.

    • Sentinel

      Yeah, that’s stuck in my craw too.

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Just chalk it up to, “If you or me tried this in the private sector,” and you catch my drift. Had you or I been called to a court (or any other place wherein our testimony was legally required) and we tried this, we’d be behind bars.

        Politicians suck. All of them.

    • Silence Dogood

      Her AND Holder…

      • nibblesyble

        and now Cummings!

    • ☢ Andrew ∆ James ☢

      Maybe because most people in this country still believe in “magic bullets” and the “fact” that 2 planes knocked down 3 skyscrapers…

  • badbadlibs

    Have any of the democrats said WHY she did actually plead the fifth? What are their reasons she exercised that constitutionally given right, correctly?
    So far the only thing the left lunatics are saying is this is a witch hunt. It’s becoming a “bucket list” item to see one of these DC criminals, like lerner face the same kind of justice an ordinary citizen would face.
    I’m glad Scoop didn’t post any follow up crap from a democrat.

  • nobs

    There has to be a way to get past hyper partisanship that has turned the Democrats into defense attorneys for Lois Lerner.

    • Rod

      Oh, there is. It’s called Election Day, November 2014.

  • Sentinel

    He’s found her scent and he makes sense. My 2 cents.

    • timerunnersc

      I second that!
      Rep. Gowdy is following the scent and is digging into the sower pits of the democrat party.
      Mark Levin mentioned last evening on his radio program that Cummings and his democrat committed was sending emails to IRS/Lerner asking about Truethevote Tea Party group.
      The Democrat party is seriously a party of pure cramp, dung waste, and I doubt even silage for cows could grow in their cramp.

  • gigi0f3

    I’m thinking Lois Leener will look great in orange. It is the new red!

  • Gene White

    This Conservative Daily article on Lois Lerner is a good read.

  • Yazz55

    After the next time Lois Lerner appears before this committee, Mr Gowdy may be ‘splainin perjury to them.

  • kong1967

    This is all good theater for us, but it’s a waste of time going after Lerner. Don’t get me wrong, I want her and Obama buried under the jail, but Holder is the one that has to press charges. I am extremely frustrated that all it takes in our system is for one corrupt party to refuse to press charges on any of it’s members or allies and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it. We just get to sit by and watch them continuously breaking the law.

    I hope somebody can fill me in on how we get anyone to suffer consequences even after we prove the IRS and Obama blatantly violated the law and the Constitution.

    • PopTheLid

      Maybe not necessarily so this time.

      House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren’t ruling out the use of the chamber’s “inherent contempt” authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel’s accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner.

      • kong1967

        Ah, so they CAN bypass Holder. I’ll believe it the day it happens.

        • PopTheLid

          Would be nice to see the lies all exposed and someone brought to justice.

          At the very least it will spook the rest of the pack who thinks laws are only for the other side.

          • kong1967

            Obama will just pardon her when he leaves office, but it would be incontrovertible evidence of the corruption. I’d like to see MSNBC squirm Obama out of that one.

    • buzzkill59

      The problem is that demonrats are incapable of shame. In 1974 Nixon resigned because the republicans were lined up to help the dims impeach him. Today’s dims are cheering on the lawlessness of the current POtuS and his minions Holder and Lerner! They’re all shameless scum!(that includes a bunch on our side of the aisle!)

      • kong1967

        I agree. Many on the R side won’t push to do anything about the targeting of the Tea Party because they want them silenced as well.

    • Freeman1776

      Kong, I’m afraid you are right, even if congress finds someone in contempt of congress, its meaningless because there is no ethical Attorney General to enforce such a charge. It is as you say “good theater” !

      • cattastrophe

        It needs to be on the record for posterity. All of it needs to be on the record to be referred to in the future. We may have a lying, backstabbing media now but the future could be different and I want to see everything that’s been exposed go down in history books as proof of the criminality of Obama’s regime and the minions who carried out his wishes.

        • kong1967

          Very true.

      • kong1967

        I must concur with the others and censor my previous comment, lol. It is very frustrating to not be able to do anything about the corruption, but even if no one goes to jail the public must be informed of the crimes.

    • Laurel

      I disagree.

      Regardless of prosecution people in the public will see and this will be made part of public knowledge. If this was never ever pursued at all due to who sits in AG office no one would of ever have known of the corruption unto itself. People need to see because we often learn more from mistakes than successes. This will be another notch in the belt against the IRS and will help to create the momentum for tax reform.

      There also is such a thing as a ‘good faith effort’ and I want to know that those whom I helped to elect are making an effort. If everything is futile why show up to work?

      • kong1967

        Of course you are right and I completely agree. It just feels like the fox is making all the rules for the hen house and we have to “ask” the fox not to eat the chickens. Of course, a fox being a fox will always eat the chickens and it sucks not being able to do anything about it.

        • Laurel

          We have two choices. Keep chipping away or all out war.

          I want to keep chipping away…for now at least.

          • kong1967

            Good idea. Maybe the public will wake up and boot these corrupt basta*** out of office.

    • K-Bob

      This is war. You fight it on all fronts, even new ones that only get opened up temporarily.

      We are only now finding men and women who understand that this is exactly how the left has been going after us for 100 years. Like spreading cancer, they push their agenda onto everyone, into everything, everywhere.

      We have to fight them exactly the same way.

      • kong1967

        Yes, I would like to see Republicans stop saying they are above that and beat the scumbags at their own game.

        • Laurel

          Yes and No. the ends do not justify the means and you have to stay in the right to win the fight.

          • kong1967

            Yeah, I know. I need people like you on our side. People who will help me keep my head on straight, because at times I would have no problem digging down to the scumbag level Democrats do just to bury the crooked jerks.

    • sensen22

      The only real power that I know of is the power of the purse, which is in the hands of the House.

      • kong1967

        ….and they won’t use it. They give Obama every penny he wants now, because they are afraid of being blamed for government shutdowns. Boo hoo. Personal power is more important to them than risking their jobs by taking a stand like Ted Cruz does.

  • oldeagle145

    It will be interesting to see if she lives through all this..

    • K-Bob

      Smart people are probably placing tiny, difficult-to-spot cameras around Ft. Marcy Park, even as we speak.

    • USPatriot

      If she worked for one of the Clintons, she would already be dead.

  • Mk Jessup

    When this illicit Obamunist regime is finally flushed into the septic tank of history, and genuine patriots are once again running the government, I think I speak for more than a few people when I say that I want to see Trey Gowdy serving as the NEW Attorney General, because he WILL ferret out the truth, he WILL prosecute those who have broken the law regardless of political affiliation, and the mess created over at the Holder Department of “Just Us” will be cleaned up.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Clearly there are two sets of rules being used by that committee: one for Republicans; the other, more liberal and looser set of rules is used by the Dimorats. It reminds me of playing a game with my eight-year old grandson, he in similar fashion to the Dimorats, frequently makes up the rules on the fly and those rules are always slanted in his favor. Ms. Lerner is a perfect example of why the IRS needs to be abolished and the sooner, the better.

    • sensen22

      Lets abolish the IRS after we us it to destroy the democraps.

    • kc54

      Amen, and oh yeah!!

  • Laurel

    Apparently the ‘anything you say can and will held against you’ seems to escape Lerner.

  • John Dickinson

    The Democrats are successfully stonewalling. It has taken literally years to get to this point and we are talking about one official. Where is the special committee that has the power to talk to every one of the participants including anyone in the White House ? The Republicans are scared to take real action for fear of a backlash from the mainstream media. People, this is a case of our government targeting innocent citizens for persecution. If we do not stand and fight now, when ?

    • Rod

      Show up in November and bring all your friends.

  • Rod

    The Democrat Party has been completely taken over by liberals, and liberals have one dominant character trait: they will lie without compunction to get what they want. That goes double for defending their leadership.

    Gowdy is either speaking to the public, or to his GOP peers; he’s not speaking to his Democrat (liberal) counterparts because they really couldn’t care less how many times he emphasizes either Lerner’s lawlessness or their own lawless behavior in defending her.

    Rule #1: Liberals Lie.

    Corollary to Rule #1: Because they lie incessantly, they are impervious to logical argument. Caught at one lie, they’ll just present a second, a third, or a fourth, as many as necessary.

    Trying to convince a liberal of the error of his ways is an absolute waste of breath, regardless of the facts that can be brought to bear on the matter. The sooner the American people learn this, the sooner they will take the direct route and vote them out of power where their duplicity will harm only themselves and their immediate victims, rather than the entire country.

    • beckinista

      Liberals have not “taken over” the Dems; they always WERE liberal. It is the PROGRESSIVES who are now running the Dems and infiltrating the GOP as well. Beware of those who honor Woodrow Wilson and his ilk.

    • Alice James

      Communist Party USA, alive and well in the Democrats Party—do research!

    • sensen22

      Sounds like a definitive description of my, and everyone’s, EX

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Gowdy nails it!

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  • 57thunderbird

    Gowdy for AG

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    • feduppianoman

      He would make an equally great President!

  • Katielee4211

    I truly admire Gowdy.

  • The Beech Bums

    To freedom’s detriment, the notion that liberty is the power of central government to do specific things is widely accepted by “liberals”.

  • Joe Oglesby

    Thank-You Trey Gowdy for CLARITY
    What in Heavens name is wrong with the rest of Congress?
    Doesn’t anyone care about the abuses of power, or does it depend on which party?

    • sensen22

      When will you quit asking?

  • PVG

    How I wish Gowdy was as passionate about enforcing existing immigration laws.

  • JohnCraven

    It’sssssss Gowdy Duty time! It’sssssss Gowdy Duty time.

    This was a great and passionate statement from Trey Gowdy against the abuses of power and authority by the IRS at the behest of the detestable Elijah Cummings and Nero Obama.

    Would that Mr. Gowdy, as PVG below says, be as passionate about enforcing our existing immigration system and protecting our borders.

    John Craven
    New Orleans

    • Tom Laffin

      Nero Obama… good label. I was thinking of him as Alf.

  • danaellen

    Love Gowdy! Pres Cruz should appoint him as AG !

    • Tom Laffin

      I have one issue about Ted, just one… am not into his venue about foreign policy. Big strong guys do not need to preach and plug power. The world doesn’t consider the USA weak because obama is a failure at foreign policy, he really is. The world is smarter and a whole lot more connected in our modern times. In 1961 JFK went along with a UN request to help calm people down in the African nation of Kitanga; the CAR (congo) was invading Kitanga. The CAR was communist; Katanga was extremely friendly with the USA. JFK’s decision was easy, stop the communism wherever possible, no secret. But he was betrayed, and a blood bath took place; the president of Katanga was washed out of office and Katanga was absorbed under CAR power. A week before JFK was murdered, he said he would expose [such UN] secrets, he even warned that if anyone in his administration, or employee, failed to blow a whistle, they were done. (He’d give Snowden a medal). There are foreign interests that CAN be worked out, instead of picking sides and yelling foul. The roles of the USA today and the former USSR are reversed. Its Obama that lights Russia’s tampon on fire, not the other way around. It is easy to put that fire out.

    • Daviska

      Gowdy for Pres!

  • wrightguy

    Trey, PLEASE run for president!!

  • tank

    As a Democrat (not a liberal) I like how passionate Mr. Gowdy is here. I do have to say though. His assertion that this would be different in a court is incorrect. His statement was “If you are being charged with robbing a bank, and then say ‘i did not rob the bank’, you can’t then say im not going to answer the questions about why my finger prints are on the bank bags etc.” Something to that effect.

    However in the court of law, that is EXACTLY how our system works. You absolutely have the right to say “I AM NOT GUILTY” and then you don’t have to answer anything else. Your defense can even put up all the evidence and statements from you as evidence, but you DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND. You don’t have to directly respond to the prosecution EVER. It is the job of the prosecution to prove you are guilty, not the job of the accused to prove they are innocent!

    So before I get a whole bunch of hate because I said I am the “evil” Democrat word… I do think there is some serious shady $H!T going on with this situation… I am not defending Lerner or the Obama Administration in this scandal at all. I don’t know what happened really. I am simply evaluating his claims in this clip, and he is incorrect with his statement that she would have to submit for cross examination in a court of law. He is incorrect.

    • PicklePlants

      That is an intelligent, reasoned, and well presented post. I like to think it is appreciated on this site.

      I have one question.

      Are you sure you’re a Democrat?

      • Tom Laffin

        Good post, I agree, that makes one Democrat with a thinking cap on that isn’t made out of tinfoil or reliant on Uncle Sammy. My grandfather was a staunch Democrat; he would be disgusted with it nowadays, and moreso if knew more about its history. He advocated fair wage for a days work, but was just as tenacious about not getting greedy. Unions made sence to him, but not union fat cats pulling strings and getting happy on union money. The divide and conquer adjenda of the Obama class today is what blocks public unity of purpose and intent. Reagon was an echo of JFK and Ike, but it fell on deaf ears. So did the 17 times Bush went to Congress about the impending finantial crash. Keep in mind his last 2 years and the first 2 of Obama, both the House and Senate had a Democrat majority. Instead of dealing with the real issues, Congress set its objective to install a Democrat President and go from there. The USA has only had one president that wasn’t affiliated with any Party, George Washington, and he didn’t even want the job. The 2nd President, John Adams, signed the Alien and Sedition Act; you could go to jail or worse if you even said something against the President and VP. Sound familiar now, yet? The 3rd President, Jefferson, let it expire as being unconstitutional. Jefferson was actually very liberal, but not by today’s definition applied to Democrats.

        • Daviska

          Definitely. It has changed tremendously since JFK.

    • IA_Adam

      You’re party has been taken over by communists. I suggest you abandon it.

    • ConserveDeez

      dude – it wasn’t like she made ONE statement and then kept quiet. She made 17 freaking statements!!

      So YOU are the one thats incorrect.

      In a court of law if you started with… “I didn’t rob the bank” and then went on to volunteer 16 MORE assertions.. you absolutely can be cross examined. You have chosen toNOT remain silent.

      Go back to law school son.

      • sensen22

        Please do not go to law school, we do not need any more like holder.

    • sensen22

      Can you explain “waiver”? That is the issue, not her claim of not guilty.

    • sensen22

      Yes sir, you did “tank”.

    • Daviska

      Technically you may be correct. But is this how we want our government servants to act? And, like Obama said in his initial campaign, “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.” That must have been why he sealed all of his records….

    • Scott

      Actually what Mr. Gowdy was saying is you can’t take the stand and make statements that profess your innocence and then refuse to be cross examined on those statements which basically what happened here. You have waived your right to remain silent once you do.

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  • John Bohler

    Gowdy for Attorney General!

    • kc54

      Gowdy for… everything! Get ’em, TG!!

  • IA_Adam

    Communists took over the civil rights movement in the late ’60s and it quickly morphed into a cancer in the democrat party known as black democrats, Black democrats are the most destructive force in US politics. Black democrats are bonded by hate of whitey and love of arbitrary power to take other people’s stuff. Black democrats have utterly corrupted the democratic process. They’ve taken over cities and towns and turned them into wastelands. They’ve taken over the DoJ and the IRS. The progtard whites think they are allies with black democrats, but, in fact, they are slaves of black democrats who learned a long time ago that they can control any white progtard by implying they’re a racist. Lerner is just a typical sociopathic mid-level bureaucratic manager type who does what she’s told. And it’s already been shown that prominent black democrats were pulling her string the entire time. The utter state of lawlessness in the US government is entirely due to the democratic party being taken over by black democrats who are classic communist thugs in every way.

    • bigtimetexaspatriot

      Well said!

    • PWhitted

      Are they (the black democrats) trying to run this country the same as any other black African run country? Can you tell me one country who has a black leadership (for however many years) which is successful and not considered as a third world country?? Is that where we are headed?? BTW I don’t consider myself racist, I would love to see Herman Cain, Condi Rice, Thomas Sowell, Alan West, Ben Carson, Walter Williams, Mia Love, any of them in charge of our country now. They have conservative principals not commie ambitions to bring our country down.

      • IA_Adam

        The only predominately black country I’ve read about that seems worth a damn is Mauritius, and that’s only because it still has a strong European lineage influence in the government.

        And I agree with your sentiments about that list of black conservatives. The problem isn’t blacks. It’s black democrats, which, unfortunately accounts for about 95% of blacks in the US.

    • Joe Vigliatura

      you do make a good point…It’s the law of the jungle in DC anymore.

  • MN

    The Supreme Court has held that if a defendant voluntarily testifies at the trial that he did not commit the crime, his confession may be introduced to challenge his credibility. The mere act of remaining silent is, on its own, insufficient to imply the suspect has invoked their rights. Furthermore, a voluntary reply even after lengthy silence can be construed as implying a waiver.

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  • Tom Laffin

    Wouldn’t hurt my feelings if a changing of the guard included Gowdy, Judge Pirro, and Judge Napolitano for starters.

  • Michael Kelly

    Why can’t we get Mr. Gowdy or someone like him on the national ticket?

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