From Breitbart, we learn that Lois Lerner signed the IRS letters sent to the TEA Party groups. These letters amounted to an ‘anal probe’ of personal information from TEA party members, which was entirely inappropriate and unneeded for granting tax exempt status to non profit groups of volunteers. She has declared her innocence before congress and invoked the Constitutional Bill of Rights in refusing to offer more testimony.
Lerner is making a deal to preserve her finances and her life. Taking the fifth and refusing to resign from the IRS keeps her in the public eye and helps to ensure that she will not be made to “disappear”.