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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1210

IRS Logo 2The Morning Call, Here's a Job for Lois Lerner:

There is no need for the taxpayers to bear the expense of a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton Foundation. Lois Lerner can be asked to resume her position with respect to approval and oversight of nonprofits and foundations that have qualified under one of the IRS 501(c) classifications.

Lerner honed those skills when she copiously and intrusively examined the applications for recognition of tax-exempt status filed by conservative organizations. She might apply the same degree of intrusion and assertiveness toward the Clinton Foundation. Heck, she is drawing a taxpayer-financed pension so allow her skills to be applied with no additional expense to the taxpaying public. But then if questioned, will Lerner's emails (produced on taxpayer funded time) be lost or will the emails be forthcoming?

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Comments

Lerner would probably be no more forthcoming with her emails, but you do have a good idea. Why should we pay for another investigation? And the next, etc.

Posted by: Gerri | Aug 31, 2016 12:53:34 AM

The corruption throughout the Obama administration is astounding. Especially grievous is the "Justice" department, which has looked away from the IRS, Solyndra, and Fast and Furious scandals. Perhaps the biggest scandal of the Obama years is the lack of interest by the mainstream media in anything that might detract from our first black president. The corruption is shameful.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Aug 31, 2016 8:41:37 AM

Wouldn't Organizing for America have come under Lerner's purview?

Sure the article was in jest but appointing an Obama crony to "investigate" an Obama crony and give the all clear is something we have seen repeatedly.

Posted by: wodun | Aug 31, 2016 8:43:20 PM