Friday, April 14, 2017

House GOP To File Criminal Charges
Against Lois Lerner In IRS Scandal

GP -- Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) went on with Stewart Varney on Thursday morning to discuss recent developments on Capitol Hill.

Roskam told Stewart House Republicans are planning of filing criminal charges against Lois Lerner.

"Rep. Roskam: The Obama Administration was very lenient with the crimes that Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I’m using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice… We think that Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political philosophy. We’re convinced that there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that that’s true. And that’s a felony. Secondly, we suspect that she lied to the Inspector General of the Treasury Department."

More than 30 lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump last week calling for Obama’s IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen to step down from his post before the end of his term, Fox News reported.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: Hundreds of conservative groups.

-- At least 5 pro-Israel groups

-- Constitutional groups

-- Groups that criticized Obama administration

-- At least two pro-life groups

-- An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor

-- A 180 year-old Baptist paper

-- A Texas voting-rights group

-- A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed

-- Conservative activists and businesses

-- At least one conservative Hispanic group

The IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed, 10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS. And,100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative
Blog Author's Comments: When the Attorney General files criminal charges, then I will believe that the GOP is serious about going after Lois Lerner. But I do believe she should face charges for what she did when she was with Obama's IRS. I have no doubt that he ordered every bit of this. It is highly doubtful that he and the AG at the time Eric Holder, will ever pay for what they did while in power. But at this time President Trump has a very full plate. Getting his must-do legislation through Congress has to be the priority before any political/criminal reckonings such as this are dealt with.

Even if Lerner is convicted for what she has done, if she doesn't pay some serious consequences, this is all pointless. Leniency of any sort will not deter this sort of lawlessness from continuing. The DOJ must send a message, that this nation will not tolerate this behavior again from anyone. If this happens and they squeeze Lerner, it could make her talk and point the finger at some of the people in higher places in an attempt to cover for herself. Once again, Trump, Pence, Sessions and many others within the administration, have other items of far greater importance to deal with before and if they ever get around to a serious investigation of Lois Lerner and her time with the IRS.

At this time all Republican hands should be on deck to -- Repeal Obamacare. Rewrite the tax code. Build the border wall. Deal with the loon in North Korea. Deal with Iran. Indict all of Obama's "deep state" operatives. Bring more jobs back to America. Create new jobs. Rebuild the crumbling infrastructure. Rebuild the neglected US Military. And by all means take care of our veterans. That should keep President Trump busy for a while and I hope like hell he receives the help he needs from his party to accomplish many of these items.

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