Lois Lerner, the IRS official takes the Fifth Amendment as she appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday. In short, she declined to answer any questions put to her as the answers may be self-incriminating after reading an opening statement. The House is probing the IRS scandal of targeting the Tea Party and other Conservative and religious groups seeking to obtain a tax exempt, non-profit status, such as 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4). Two weeks ago, Lerner made the situation public during a press conference at a legal seminar, apologizing for such groups being placed on a ′Be-On-the-Look-Out′, or BOLO, list. She had stated that the incident was isolated to one IRS office in Cleveland and perhaps by just a few, rouge employees. We now know that the question asked which prompted he revelation and apology was staged by Lerner and other government officials, possibly including some from the Barack Obama White House.