Lois Lerner has been put on administrative leave, paving the way for her to quit/be fired sometime tomorrow (likely the end of the day, before a long weekend).
Lois Lerner, the director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, has been placed on administrative leave, sources in Congress and the administration confirm.
Lerner was the official who revealed during a May 10 American Bar Association conference in Washington that employees in the IRS’s tax-exempt unit in Cincinnati had improperly scrutinized applications from dozens of organizations. On Wednesday, she invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Of course, this won't prevent her from being called back to testify by Darrell Issa, and may open the door for her to "name names".
It's almost as if it was all planned in advance, or something.