After months of paid vacation at our expense. Of course, she was just following the orders (overt or covert) of the Obama regime but there’s plenty of room under the bus. Oh, and she was about to be fired before her, uh, ‘retirement.’
Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner is retiring from the agency effective Monday, two congressional aides told POLITICO.
Lerner sparked the IRS scandal in May when she acknowledged that the agency wrongly targeted tea party groups applying for a tax exemption. She was placed on administrative leave later that month and is under a subpoena to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
A Democratic congressional aide said the IRS was moving toward terminating Lerner after completing an investigation into her role in the targeting controversy…
“Just because Lois Lerner is retiring from the IRS does not mean the investigation is over,” Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a statement. “Far from it. In fact, there are many serious unanswered questions that must be addressed so we can get to the truth.”
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) said Lerner’s retirement “does not alter the Oversight Committee’s interest in understanding why applicants for tax exempt status were targeted and inappropriately treated because of their political beliefs.”