Feds clear IRS, Lois Lerner of criminal behavior in tea party scandal

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on October 24, 2015

The IRS did mishandle tea party and conservative groups’ nonprofit applications, but their behavior didn’t break any laws, the Justice Department said in a letter to Congress Friday that cleared the tax agency and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner of any crimes.

“Ineffective management is not a crime,” Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik said in a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee. “The Department of Justice’s exhaustive probe revealed no evidence that would support a criminal prosecution. What occurred is disquieting and may necessitate corrective action — but it does not warrant criminal prosecution.”

  • martianpoet

    Convention of States — get serious about this — we can restore this country by legitimate means without armed rebellion, but we need to grass roots this in each state. This is not a Republican nor Democrat strategy — it is a “we the people” method provided in the Constitution for times such as these where those 545 people in DC who took oaths to service us and the country and honor and obey the Constitution are committing the malfeasance in office. OK, maybe one or two of them used the Koran and taqiiyah to give their oaths, so they cannot be held to the same standard, but the rest of them can.

  • PC Bob

    So, then, WHY did she go to so much trouble to LIE about it, and HIDE her emails? It would seem to me that she had MUCH to hide! The admin will then change it all around to show that she did NOTHING wrong? How convenient! For them!

  • KDC

    Get rid of the IRS. Flat tax! Lerner should lose her pension for beng inept.

  • Kathy Leon

    The entire IRS must be overhauled. While they scrupulously go after members of the populous who owe back taxes, a good portion of their own employees collectively owe back taxes and keep their well paying jobs without paying them or feed of IRS wage attachment; figure that one out!

    And, Lois Learner exonerated? Please!
    We all know what would have happen to a Republican “Lois Lerner” had she been targeting Democratic Organizations’ request for Non Profit status!

  • Truth

    How can evil cast out evil?


    Just slap her with a civil suit for damages; she will have money to
    pay…she probably will write a comprehensive tutorial book titled
    “How to screw the right wing crazies – for dummies”… 😉

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