In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly said a major scandal could erupt in the Justice Department.
He explained that many Americans believe the fix was in during investigations into the IRS' targeting of conservative groups and Hillary Clinton's private email server.
O'Reilly noted that former IRS official Lois Lerner was never held legally accountable for allegedly targeting right-wing groups for audits, and Attorney General Eric Holder subsequently refused to explain why.
Meantime, the number of immunity deals the DOJ granted in the Clinton email investigation is "strange to say the least," O'Reilly said.
"The FBI and the Justice Department have a lot of explaining to do on the email front," O'Reilly stated.
"Talking Points believes there is now enough evidence of corruption in the Justice Department that an independent prosecutor should be appointed. We all know Mr. Obama is not going to do that. But he should. We need honest government."
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly used debunked right-wing myths to claim there is “enough evidence of corruption in the Justice Department” to warrant appointing an “independent prosecutor” for the FBI and the DOJ, citing the closed investigation relating to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state, and the long-debunked IRS targeting pseudo-scandal. ...
O’Reilly also alleged there was corruption regarding the investigation into the IRS allegedly targeting right-wing organizations, complaining that then-IRS head Lois Lerner "was never really held legally accountable." But a congressional investigation revealed that progressive groups were also subjected to the same kind of scrutiny as conservative groups, evidence which Fox News itself ignored when it first came to light. And months before that, in June 2013, the congressional investigation found the culprit behind the increased scrutiny of organizations applying for tax-exempt status: not Lois Lerner, but a Cincinnati-based IRS manager who told investigators that he “instructed his team of screeners” to look for cases of political-sounding groups applying for tax-exempt status, and that “he took this action on his own.”