James M. Keneally, a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren, writes that as lawyers, we often advise clients to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights, when the clients desperately want to tell "their side of the story" and avoid the stigma they believe attaches to a Fifth Amendment invocation. Lois Lerner seemingly attempted to satisfy those competing interests with her now controversial decision to read an opening statement. But did it work?
Lois Lerner vs. Darrell Issa and Trey Gowdy: Who Wins?
New York Law Journal
July 30, 2013