Emails revealed on Lois Lerner's attorney agreeing to her testifying

Fox News has received copies of the email exchanges between Lois Lerner’s attorney William Taylor, and counsel to the House Oversight Committee chaired by Darrell Issa, Steve Castor.  Rep. Issa had revealed on FGox News Sunday that Lerner had agreed to testify, only to have Lerner’s attorney soon after issue a denial. Here is the actual exchange, via Fox News:

In the first email obtained by Fox, dated Feb. 27, committee attorney Steve Castor tells Taylor that Issa would be willing to have Lerner testify Monday in a closed deposition and “would consider whether it was still necessary to bring her back on Wednesday,” if she answers the questions thoroughly.

A day later, Taylor tells Castor: “We can probably move forward if the committee agrees that her appearance at a deposition would satisfy any obligation… .” He also tells Castor “for her to take the risk inherent in waiver, she would need assurance she is resolving her issues with the committee.”

On Saturday March 1, Taylor writes to Castor and asks him to give him a call. “We have some change in our thinking,” the brief email reads.

Castor replies to Taylor: “I understand … Ms. Lerner is willing to testify and she is requesting a one week delay. In talking to the chairman, wanted to make sure we had this right.”

Later Saturday afternoon, Taylor replies to Castor, saying only “Yes.”

That was the last email before Issa’s TV appearance from the collection given to Fox.

Lerner is scheduled to appear before the committee Wednesday. We shall see if she shows up, and if so, if she again invokes the Fifth Amendment.

Or, perhaps there are discussions underway today between the two lawyers that could result in further surprises.

Fox News has received copies of the email exchanges between Lois Lerner’s attorney William Taylor, and counsel to the House Oversight Committee chaired by Darrell Issa, Steve Castor.  Rep. Issa had revealed on FGox News Sunday that Lerner had agreed to testify, only to have Lerner’s attorney soon after issue a denial. Here is the actual exchange, via Fox News:

In the first email obtained by Fox, dated Feb. 27, committee attorney Steve Castor tells Taylor that Issa would be willing to have Lerner testify Monday in a closed deposition and “would consider whether it was still necessary to bring her back on Wednesday,” if she answers the questions thoroughly.

A day later, Taylor tells Castor: “We can probably move forward if the committee agrees that her appearance at a deposition would satisfy any obligation… .” He also tells Castor “for her to take the risk inherent in waiver, she would need assurance she is resolving her issues with the committee.”

On Saturday March 1, Taylor writes to Castor and asks him to give him a call. “We have some change in our thinking,” the brief email reads.

Castor replies to Taylor: “I understand … Ms. Lerner is willing to testify and she is requesting a one week delay. In talking to the chairman, wanted to make sure we had this right.”

Later Saturday afternoon, Taylor replies to Castor, saying only “Yes.”

That was the last email before Issa’s TV appearance from the collection given to Fox.

Lerner is scheduled to appear before the committee Wednesday. We shall see if she shows up, and if so, if she again invokes the Fifth Amendment.

Or, perhaps there are discussions underway today between the two lawyers that could result in further surprises.

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