GSA Official Who Took The 5th Unsuccessfully Tries To Escape Reporters In Elevator
After repeatedly invoking the 5th Amendment at a Congressional hearing, besieged US General Services Administration regional commissioner Jeffrey Neely attempted to make a break for it from reporters, but was unsuccessful, and cowered for safety in a crowded elevator while peppered with questions.
Neely was subpoenaed before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after it was revealed he billed taxpayers for an extravagant $823,000 Las Vegas conference in 2010. Wacky videos of the conference leaked showing many of the controversial expenditures at the conference including a clown, bicycles, and tuxedos.
Following the hearing, Neely fled, with reporters in hot pursuit. Despite his best efforts, he was caught and was forced to respond to questions about the scandal.
“Do you have anything to say Mr. Neely?” a reporter asked him in the elevator.
“I do not.” Neely shot back.
Earlier in the day, Neely was grilled by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa who questioned him over his role in the GSA scandal.
“Mr. Chairman, on the advice of my counsel I respectfully decline to answer based upon my Fifth Amendment constitutionally privilege,” Neely answered repeatedly.
Watch Neely trying to escape reporters below via Fox News:
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