Two prominent House Republicans criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for declining to reopen a criminal investigation into charges that former IRS Director Lois Lerner violated several federal laws by targeting conservative groups and lying to Congress during its three-year probe.
Former IRS official Lois Lerner will not be charged for her actions in the IRS targeting scandal, the Department of Justice said on Friday, Fox News reported.
IRS officials are asking not to publicly testify about the agency’s alleged bias against Tea Party and other conservative organizations, claiming they are in danger if they do so.
Lois Lerner will not face criminal charges for targeting conservative and Tea Party groups during her time at the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice said Friday.
Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner last year accused Republican congressional investigators probing the IRS targeting scandal of being “evil and dishonest,” insisting later that she was “never a political person.”
Newly obtained documents from the conservative educational foundation Judicial Watch detail an official memo from October 2010 of a meeting between Lois Lerner and officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI to plan for the prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations.
According to a testimony Thursday from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Lois Lerner’s hard drive was destroyed by an impact of some sort.
The IRS destroyed 422 tapes likely containing emails related to the 2013 targeting scandal eight months after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed them according to Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) testimony Wednesday.
The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of thousands of emails from Lois Lerner—the government official at the heart of the IRS targeting scandal—told congressional investigators it has discovered 6,400 emails not previously turned over to Congress, CNN reports.