We don't know Lerner's side of the story. She choose the 5th. There have been many times where people have come to me about apparent contradictions in my IT/work-related statements, and there are perfectly valid explanations. Often because English is vague or I used a slightly wrong or poorly chosen word to describe something.
And those apparent contradictions are not directly related to biased filtering for exemption requests, but merely "side" administrative issue.
Also note this from the link: "We gave the IRS the weekend to provide a response. A spokeswoman said the agency was not able to offer an explanation for Lerner's remarks in time for our deadline."
A weekend for bigass gov't agency to answer questions? About as realistic as a quiet toddler.
Note also the reader comments:
"...seem at least to have read the TIGTA report, but you seem to be disingenuous in your attacks on Lois Lerner, at least with respect to "doubling" of 501(c)(4) applications. She seems to have taken her figures from the TIGTA report itself, which, as you give the report credence, you should allow her to do also. The chart in the report tells us that applications doubled in the time period. Yes this is a fiscal year chart, but isn't Lois Lerner allowed to think and speak in terms of fiscal years?"
Thanks for the link, though, I appreciate it, partisan angst aside.