DOJ Gives Lois Lerner BAD NEWS!
Nobody likes tax day in the US. Every one of us sweats it each year and today is that awful annual travesty. But there is something good about today as well… the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has just requested that the DOJ look again at the case against Lois Lerner and whether she broke the law in targeting Tea Party groups and conservative Americans for political reasons. Joined by the Tax Police Subcommittee Chairman, they want to make sure that the Obama administration’s investigation was not tainted by politics.
Brady and Roskam sent information to the U.S. Attorney General disclosing findings of a three-year investigation by their committee that uncovered “evidence of willful misconduct on the part of Ms. Lerner.” With Jeff Sessions in control, it is more than likely this investigation will be reopened. They may have destroyed evidence to protect Lerner, but there’s still more than enough to go after her. And Americans will cheer them for doing so… it might even restore some trust in the IRS.
The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.” The request comes after the DOJ refused, under the Obama Administration’s leadership, to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), joined by Tax Police Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting an investigation into allegations that Lerner used her division’s power to target American citizens’ applications for non-profit status, or political action committees, based upon the citizen’s political beliefs.
“Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics,” the two chairmen wrote in the letter obtained by Breitbart Texas. “We respectfully request the Department of Justice to take a fresh look at the evidence presented in the attached referral in order to restore taxpayers’ trust in the IRS.”
“Despite this fact, and for what many believe were purely partisan reasons, the prior Administration refused to review Ms. Lerner’s misconduct,” they stated. “In particular, the Committee found that Ms. Lerner used her position to improperly influence IRS action against conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and equal protection rights under the law.”
“The Committee also found she impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration,” the letter to Sessions continues. “Finally, Lerner risked exposing, and may actually have disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business.”
The letter from the two tax chairmen also states, “Disturbingly, in February 2014, while the investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) was ongoing, President Obama stated there was ‘not a smidgeon of corruption’ at the IRS, preempting a fair investigation in which he had political equities.” We all were thunderstruck over that lie. It looks like Lerner’s corruption is finally about to catch up with her.
Going after Lerner is the right thing to do and long overdue. Lessons such as this one are part of the wisdom you’ll find in John Hawkins’ new book, ‘101 Things Young Adults Should Know’. Don’t miss out… you can get a copy on Amazon today.
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