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The House oversight committee is treading cautiously as it decides how to move ahead with its investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, saying it will consider trading immunity to Lois Lerner in exchange for testimony about how her bureau singled out tea party groups' nonprofit status applications for extra scrutiny.
The District's ethics board found "sufficient evidence" that a D.C. Council member violated the city's code of conduct by proposing to a local businessman that he withdraw from a Metro development project in exchange for support in an unrelated bid for a contract to run the D.C. Lottery.
Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid have settled her lawsuit over sex-assault allegations that sank his political career and spurred scrutiny of his dealings with women on two continents, a judge said Monday.
Word of a settlement agreement between former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her could bring an end to a saga that has tarnished Strauss-Kahn's reputation, ended his hopes for the French presidency and renewed a debate about the credibility of sexual assault accusers.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is suing the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her, saying she seriously damaged his reputation with what he calls a bogus allegation.
"If granted immunity, she has no choice but to testify ... the essence of an order conferring immunity is that it commands her to testify," attorney William W. Taylor III said in an email.
The matter could go all the way to the full chamber, which could be asked to vote on a subpoena compelling Ms. Lerner to testify by granting her immunity, Mr. Taylor said.