Now wouldn’t that be nice? I’d love to see more real law and order as the fact that this woman walked away from this corruption is still inexplicable. The previous “probe” that cleared her was done by the Obama administration DOJ. Yeah, I’m sure that was comprehensive and honest. And remember, Obama refused to release emails between Lerner and the White House. That’s also something President Trump could correct.
Two top Republicans asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to take a new look at the evidence against former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner to see if charges should still be brought against her for targeting tea party groups and losing key evidence in the case.
Ms. Lerner was cleared after an investigation by the Obama administration but Reps. Kevin Brady and Peter Roskam, respectively the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the panel’s tax policy subcommittee, say there are plenty of questions with how that probe was run, and said a new look by the Trump administration’s Justice Department is warranted.
“Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics,” the congressmen said in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
But William W. Taylor, Ms. Lerner’s lawyer, said she was properly cleared of charges by the previous probe.
“Ms. Lerner did not violate any laws. There is no evidence that she did and no new investigation will change that reality,” he said in an email to The Washington Times Wednesday.
The IRS targeting came to light nearly four years ago after Ms. Lerner, seeking to get ahead of bad news from an inspector general’s investigation, planted a question at a conference to reveal that her agency had in fact been singling out conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny.