For people who have been around a few serious DC political scandals, the dance is depressingly familiar and entirely bipartisan. The committee seeking testimony, the reluctant witness angling for full immunity. The committee lawyers saying no way but tell us what you've got and you'll get immunity if it leads to higher ups... it's a very old DC song and dance.
So what's this immunity dance doing, happening with Lois Lerner? The mainstream media assured us that it's a nothing scandal, that there are no higher ups, that the whole thing was cooked up by some poorly thought through ideas bubbling up in Cincinnati. Yet here we are again looking at another witness trying to get the best deal possible and avoid jail time.