Most of us had already written off the thought that former IRS executive, Lois Lerner, had gotten her hall pass and would never face any query into her behavior. Lois Lerner is thought to have used the powers of her position to slow walk and obstruct tax-exempt applications from Tea Party-style political action committees. Under the Obama DOJ, she had herself pretty well covered. Lois Lerner also earned for herself a Contempt of Congress citation for refusing to testify about her actions or those actions of the IRS department she headed. Nothing was done then, but things have changed and there is a new Sheriff in town. Stand by for more.
As Written By By Stephen Dinan for The Washington Times:
Two top Republicans asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to take a new look at the evidence against former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner to see if charges should still be brought against her for targeting tea party groups and losing key evidence in the case.
Ms. Lerner was cleared after an investigation by the Obama administration but Reps. Kevin Brady and Peter Roskam, respectively the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the panel’s tax policy subcommittee, say there are plenty of questions with how that probe was run, and said that a new look by the Trump administration’s Justice Department is warranted.
“Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics,” the congressmen said in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
But William W. Taylor, Ms. Lerner’s lawyer, said she was properly cleared of charges by the previous probe.
“Ms. Lerner did not violate any laws. There is no evidence that she did and no new investigation will change that reality,” he said in an email to …..
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