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Friday, November 20, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 925

IRS Logo 2WND, IRS Target: 'Justice in Their Hands Is a Mockery':

On Friday, [Oct. 23,] the Justice Department announced it was closing its investigation of former IRS official Lois Lerner and would not be filing any charges, chalking up the scandal instead to mismanagement.

However, the head of one of the grassroots organizations that endured unwarranted scrutiny by the IRS says the decision is simply more proof of a “lawless administration” that is making a “mockery” of justice. ...

True the Vote is one group that endured years of IRS harassment over its application for tax-exempt status. Its president, Catherine Englebrecht, is disgusted but not surprised by the Justice Department’s announcement.

“This is a lawless administration,” she said in an interview with WND and Radio America. “They write the rules and then play by those if they choose to follow. It is certainly not a surprise at all that they’ve chosen to try to wipe the slate clean of the IRS scandal, as they have so many other scandals. They don’t look to police themselves. They’re not interested in the better interests of their fellow countrymen. They’re interested in the survival of their party.”

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Comments

I am old enough to remember the media outcry when it became public that Nixon told aid Jack Caufield to tell the IRS to go after certain political enemies. It was actually a charge on Nixon's bill of impeachment. Wow...did the liberal media SCREAM. Now look at them bury this huge scandal. Not only did Democrats at IRS go after Obama's political 'enemies'...they shut down hundreds of conservative groups in the '12 election cycle...and ABCBSNBCNNPRPBS will only cover it in a dismissive way. My how times have changed. Don't you hate the media?

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Nov 20, 2015 1:03:41 PM

It's not that times have changed. It's the political party of the president which changed.

Posted by: TriggerFinger | Nov 21, 2015 11:37:43 AM