Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 754

IRS Logo 2Newmax, GOP Calls on AG to Prosecute Lois Lerner in IRS Scandal:

Republican lawmakers are petitioning the new attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to criminally prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner over the agency's targeting scandal, having failed to convince her predecessor to do so.

According to The Hill, 24 Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Lynch asking for her to take up the panel's 2014 request to charge Lerner for possible crimes.

The allegations include using her position at the agency to pursue heightened scrutiny of conservative groups; obstructing investigations by giving misleading information; and disclosing confidential taxpayer information, The Hill said.

Before former Attorney General Eric Holder stepped down from his post, House Speaker John Boehner was informed by the department that Lerner would not be prosecuted for refusing to testify at a congressional hearing.

The letter, which was circulated by the committee's chairman, Paul Ryan, also prompted statements of support from Boehner and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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And when AG Lynch refuses to prosecute Lerner, we'll find out just what kind of chumps the Republicans who voted to confirm her are.

Posted by: Thomas | Jun 2, 2015 12:30:59 PM

I am sure investigating the Obama administration for the persecution of political dissidents is at the top of her priority list.

Posted by: wodun | Jun 2, 2015 9:52:21 AM