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IRS official denies misleading Congress

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service official who first disclosed that the agency had targeted conservative groups, and in doing so ignited a controversy that has ensnared the White House, denied Wednesday that she had ever provided false information to Congress. She then invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify.

As Lois Lerner appeared under subpoena before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, she sternly told her questioners that allegations that she had misled Congress in previous testimony were false.

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