GOP members are NOT happy with the Department of Justice after notifying Congress on Friday that it will not charge IRS Lois Lerner over her alleged involvement in targeting Conservative groups.
Washington Examiner reports:
“[T]he Department determined that reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote in a letter to Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Brady called that a “terrible decision” that suggested political appointees are not held accountable under the law.
“I have the utmost respect for Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions, but I’m troubled by his Department’s lack of action to fully respond to our request and deliver accountability,” the Texas lawmaker said in a statement.
Peter Roskam, the Illinois chairman of the tax subcommittee, also criticized the decision, terming it “a miscarriage of justice.”
As TGP reported moments ago, the Department of Justice has announced it will not charge former IRS official Lois Lerner in the highly controversial IRS scandal, which saw numerous Conservative groups allegedly targeted by the Department.
Fox News reports:
“In a letter to members of Congress, the Justice Department said that “reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence.”
Republican leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee had hoped the Justice Department would reopen its case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner now that Republican Donald Trump is in the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs the department.
Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt groups. An inspector general’s report in 2013 found that the IRS had singled out conservative and tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Many had their applications delayed for months and years. Some were asked improper questions about their donors and even their religious practices.
Recently, former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner asked that her testimony in an upcoming class-action case to remain sealed.
Source: Gateway Pundit