Lawmakers Want Sessions to Go After Lois Lerner’s Targeting of Tea Party

(The Daily Signal) Congressmen are asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reexamine the case of IRS division chief Lois Lerner.

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“We believe that she targeted people based on their political philosophy which is a crime and secondly, we believe that she has lied to the inspector general when that was being investigated,” Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

During her time at the IRS, Lerner reportedly targeted tea party groups.

Lerner “admitted that the agency put additional scrutiny into the applications for nonprofit tax status of conservative and Tea Party groups,” according to NPR.

Roskam, who is chairman of the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, wrote a letter in April with Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, asking Sessions to reopen Lerner’s case for investigation.

“We think it is important that the Justice Department thoroughly review it because in our view the Obama administration was dismissive,” Roskam told The Daily Signal. “They just dismissed it out of hand and never took it seriously which is a mistake.”

In 2014, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, detailing the findings of their investigation of Lerner.

Obama’s Department of Justice held a two-year investigation into Lerner’s case, but closed it on Oct. 23, 2015 with no charges.

The April 2017 letter states that the House Ways and Means Committee found that “…Lerner used her position to improperly influence IRS action against conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and equal protection rights under the the law.”

The findings of the committee’s investigation also show that Lerner “impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.”

Lerner may also have potentially leaked private taxpayer information by using her personal email on the job, according to the 2017 letter.

In a 2014 interview, Lerner told Politico, “I didn’t do anything wrong,”

“I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country,” she added.

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, a legal and legislative organization which seeks to promote religious and constitutional freedoms, told The Daily Signal a second look must be taken.

“I think it was pretty clear that the administration was going to do everything it could, the Obama administration was going to do everything it could to keep the whole IRS scandal under wraps,” Sekulow said. “So for the Department of Justice under President Obama to go after Lois Lerner would have created a bad scenario for their position.”

Roskam said he “cannot speak to the procedure,” of how the Department of  Justice may act if they choose to reopen Lerner’s case, but that he is hopeful that Lerner will be “brought to justice.”

A senior official at the Department of Justice told The Daily Signal that the department “received the letter and are reviewing it.”

Double jeopardy, a second prosecution for the same offense, would not apply in Lerner’s case, Sekulow said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal “as Lerner has not yet been charged with any crime.”

Additionally, Sekulow said statute of limitations, which dictates when legal action can be taken, “could begin to apply the longer the [Department of Justice] waits to reopen an investigation and potentially charge Lerner,” adding:

Prosecution for many federal crimes is five years from the commitment of the offense. However, the clock does not begin to run until the crime has been completed. Arguably, here, the targeting is still ongoing under the exact scheme that Lerner designed and intentionally implemented.

Brady said justice might be brought to Lerner’s case with new leadership.
“Our committee found troubling evidence that Lois Lerner willfully deceived the American people and abused her IRS authority to discriminate against taxpayers for their political beliefs,” Brady said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal. “With a new administration—one that hasn’t prejudged the issue—these allegations deserve a fresh look.”

Republished with permission from The Daily Signal via iCopyright license.

  • jaybird

    Start that investigation and also, get rid of the head of IRS – he always has a smirk on his face.

    • Mark Dobzyn

      Good!
      And why you’re at it get rid of them all! Why not clean house and start fresh from the begining! President Trump, was right in giving the head of the FBI the AXE. He screwed the pooch ! Only the LIB MEDIA has their nose out of joint right now. But, they forget, they were calling for Comely’s firing because they believed that his press conference’s & anouncements blew Hillary’s chances for becoming POTUS! She never had a chance against Mr. Trump! She’s a born looser! The dope, couldn’t even crack 50% rate.

      • jaybird

        They did not think Trump would fire Comey. now they are scared sh__less that Killary will be investigated! I think Sessions will do it!

        • Mark Dobzyn

          I think you’re right about Jeff Sessions doing what needs to be done. But,will the other trader REPUBICS allow him to do it?

          • jaybird

            We have a lot of Republican and Demorat traitors, but I am hoping that Trump will push for it.

          • Mark Dobzyn

            Yep!
            I hope so too!
            The Deep state or Shadow Government is using the Lame Stream Media to push for President Trump’s removal. They are also manufacturing crisis, after phoney crisis and he Trump is stuck trying to explain to us what’s going on ! And prevents him from acting and enacting legislation. Result/Dem’s 5, Trump/Repub’s 1 or 2. Dem’s are snakes. Like O’bamy is!

          • Mark Dobzyn

            That is the 64 Thousand dollar question!

    • Fed up!

      How about the whole IRS agency. If people would read and comprehend the Fair Tax Bill, they jump on board and force the idiots in congress to past it. I know I am asking a lot from people who probably could not comprehend the bill.

  • Kirk Kahler

    we know that they did as part of the Obama/clinton/MSM leftist corrupt cartel they would do any thing and every thing to damage any one or any thing that was not part of there team !

  • temporary guest

    “Lawmakers Want Sessions to Go After Lois Lerner’s Targeting of Tea Party”

    Yeah … lawmakers and every American who isn’t a liberal Democrat. And add Hillary Clinton and Loretta Lynch to that “Go After” list … just for starters.

    • LBC1689

      . . . and Eric Holder while you are at it.

      • temporary guest

        You could probably put 100 names on that list and it would still be “just for starters”. After all, it takes a village to raise up the likes of the Obamas and the Clintons.

        • LBC1689

          And it will take a Justice Department with a backbone to put them all away.

          • Joe Samo

            We can hope like heck that they get the justice they deserve. There is no room in a country of laws to have people who are above the law.

          • BTeboe

            Kind of makes us look like a Banana RepubliK, instead of a Constitutional Republic. Part of what can tear a country apart is having one set of laws for the peasants, and no laws for the politically well connected.

          • Fed up!

            Well said and I have faith, Constitutional Republic some people have brains. If one more person calls us a Democracy I am going to punch them up side the head.

          • Sylvia Avila

            I really hope justice gets done on all Hillary’s and Obama gang!

          • Joe Samo

            So do I. Justice will never do served until they both are in jail.

          • Sylvia Avila

            Yes, you are right! Need Hillary/Obama, Soros NWO gang all in Jail! Trying to take over our Government! Treason! Jail now, before to late!

          • Joe Samo

            Soros too. He is the main participate in their evil scheme.

          • Sylvia Avila

            Yes, part of NWO gang! all evil bastards!!

          • Joe Samo

            Soros is the root of the evil.

          • Mark Dobzyn

            Yep!!!!

          • Sylvia Avila

            Right! it seems everyone afraid of Hillary and Obama! Because they are members of the rich elite brotherhood gang! and they don’t play, they just murder!

          • Mark Dobzyn

            They’re all part of the BUSH Cartel don’t you know!

          • Sylvia Avila

            yes, you are right!

          • Mark Dobzyn

            Yep!

        • Mark Dobzyn

          You got it! To use Hillary’s own words for a change. And she thinks we’re dumb! No! The Lame Stream Media & Hillary O’bama are dumb & stupid like I never thought was possible! And that goes double for all her & his’s drones too! A bunch of lame brain idiots to boot!

          • Fed up!

            You forgot all the low IQ voters that keep voting these idiots in office.

          • Harland Mayes

            public schools have successfully kept civics out of education. They haven’t deleted the NEED for it. Hillsdale college is the premier source for anything Constitutional and American Historical. Trump is really the best choice for economics, defense and a couple of other categories, but Cruze really has the mind that reasons from the Constitution mind set. And just the understanding that must guide our reasoning and the reasoning of Congress. They do reason but not from a protection of liberty, life and property viewpoint. They make their choices according to what expands their own power.
            The constitution expressly defines what the government is specifically empowered to do. But this monster government seems to assume what is not expressly forbidded is open to anything they impulsively decide. The exact opposite of what the framers intended.

          • Fed up!

            A Great College Hillsdale. Everyone should be required to do their on line Constitutional course in order to receive a voter card. Criminal Politicians would be screaming against that idea.

          • Harland Mayes

            One major hurdle which will open the way to clear out the most dangerous elements is the classification of the Islamist Jihadi Brotherhood as the terrorist mob that they really are. That would enable the mosques around the country to be opened up whether the muslems like it or not. There are some festering troubles in these places.
            Americans tend to look at mosques the same way as they would see a church. Churches sponsor good things like schools, food banks and other charity functions. Mosques are nothing like churches. Instead mosques are military beacheads preparing for invasions. They are like headquarters for foreign hostile governments.
            As long as time is wasted investigating fake narratives then the real danger is cooking….. Cut taxes, get rid of the muslum brotherhood. They are all thru the fbi, the pentagon,

          • Mark Dobzyn

            So called Mosques are in fact cover for Satan’s churches and that’s is why they teach & they preach what they do MURDER & MAYHEM!

          • Mark Dobzyn

            Heck!
            They hate the fact that somebody was in fact smart enough to open up a college that in fact teaches conservatism, in in fact preaches against their tripe.

          • Mark Dobzyn

            Well, Fed up,
            You’re right!
            But, all these so called low/dumb/moronic low information voters are all to strung out on pot or whatever to care about anything at all. That is except the next cry baby leftist cause that is. Save the whales!!

        • Sylvia Avila

          Right! or just plain stealing money from the US, when In office!

      • Allan Scott

        Ya, and don’t forget Lerner’s ex-boss, NSA’s ex-honcho Clapper, and a few others that are still both in the NSA and FBI. CLEAN THE CESSPOOL!

      • scott forman

        Obumer, Holder, Reid, and numerous other leftists wackos should be sharing a cell in Federal prison as we speak.

        • Mark Dobzyn

          And don’t forget all the leftist liberal pagan Jews in HOLLYWIERD and all their ilk to!! George Lucas, Oliver Stone,Stephen Spielberg & all the rest of ’em!

      • Sylvia Avila

        Right! forgot about the rat!

    • Sylvia Avila

      Right you are!

    • Mark Dobzyn

      They are not your typical dumb liberals they are in fact socialists,marxist, pagan leftists who hate, hate, hate. Like the useless dope Micheal Moore!

  • crh

    I wonder if Lerner would roll over on Obama if the heat gets too hot.

    • BTeboe

      I’ve been wondering that same thing. How many are going to roll in order to save their own skins. Koskinin is another one that needs to go away. Just about every agency had some kind of scandal associated

    • Mark Dobzyn

      NA!
      Her lips are permanently glued to O’bama’s butt like a child to a new mom!

    • Mark Dobzyn

      Na! I doubt it! Lerner’s lips are all but glued to Obama’s back side!
      She won’t betray Obama she has too much too loose!

  • Bruce O’Ryan

    Comey was a good start, now go after the rest…

    • Mark Dobzyn

      Now, BOB Mueller should get the axe too along with some others in the FBI and some bad apple Dem’s & Repubs. And they should clean house in the IRS & FDA & other bad agencies in are government.

  • Mike

    Laws are made for all to follow. Why then since ObAma, are Democrats exempt from being charged with laws they have broken. Only Dems go free.

    • Harland Mayes

      There is a strategy behind this lawlessness. It’s intended to destabilize the country. Hilary and others like her have it in mind to dissolve all the national boundaries to form some sort of northern hemispherical government. .

    • Mark Dobzyn

      Mike,
      I like the way that you think.
      Dem’s don’t hold themselves to the same standard as others. That’s Chuck Shummer! Cries like a Baby, until he gets his way! Lerner, Omaby, H Clinton all the same. Wine, Wine, Wine! And they have the media to back them up! And ZRepub’s are terrified of crossing the Media!
      And the result Repub’s back down all the time!

  • scott forman

    The Hildebeast, Lois Lerner, and Loretta Lynch should be sharing a cell in Guantanimo Bay.

    • Mark Dobzyn

      Right scott,
      But, all those that you mentioned have card blanche to do what ever they want to do. With almost no ramifications what so ever! Think Soro’s/Bush Clinton Cartel National Security protects all of the ELITIES! WE the peaon’s get the SHAFT!

      • scott forman

        Not for too much longer.

        • Mark Dobzyn

          I sure hope so too Scott!

  • James Higginbotham

    everyone KNOWS this WITCH IS GUILTY, so bring criminal charges against her and get her in JAIL where she ALL THOSE OBUMMER MINIONS BELONG ALONG WITH THE LEAD CRIMINAL OBBUMER HIMSELF.

  • Bill

    the ONLY thing that is going to happen is chuckie schumer is going to start his little tirade of being a spoiled brat and lerner is going to jump all over the 5th amendment to keep her butt covered. AND if she does get re-investigated she will have more conversations with barry than she had the first time.

  • JWB

    I can’t imagine why the last administration, after a very limited and biased investigation, closed the case on the honorable Miss Lerner?? Maybe ,the before mentioned ruling regime, had instructed the disgraced IRS division chief to “put a little extra pressure” on the opposition, just in case their charismatic leader started slipping in the hearts of the electorate. This criminal act , which anyone with any objective sensibility would agree ,will never be exposed for what it is. It should be maddening to all taxpayers that this individual was paid to breach the law and continues to receive compensation and retirement. Disgusting!
    Regards

    • America1st

      If they had done more than scratch the surface, Obama’s fingerprints would be exposed.

  • America1st

    Lerner lied under oath, broke the trust of her office, ignored taxpayer rights, obstructed justice and should go to jail and lose her government retirement benefits.

    • Mark Dobzyn

      Nobody it seems has any guts, to go after these crazy criminals and bring them to JUSTICE! THe REPUBLICS< are now scared shitless of Clinton Cartel the pagan Media, & O'dumbo & the FEDS!

      • America1st

        The way Republicans are acting you would think they lost the election. Wrong, we the people have spoken. Unfortunately, Republican “leaders” like McCain and Graham seem to take every opportunity to support the Democrat spew of the day. Can’t wait for “we the people” to speak out next time these two run for reelection! I don’t think either one could get elected as dog catcher.

        • Mark Dobzyn

          You don’t have to sell me brother, MCain/or do you perfer McShame, Comey,Graham,Ryan are all part of the Deep State. The hidden Shadow Government. These men will do anything that their masters tell them to do.
          Even if it means screw the American people in the process. What do these A**holes care! “The public BE DAMNED!” After all John D. Rockefeller said that long ago. Mr. Standard oil who had his minions/spies take out all his opposition. He simply had them deep sixed!

  • Jon Blake

    Umm she admitted to this! Another Obama appointee Criminal Element..

  • Phil Esposito

    I’d settle for a public stoning of this witch. Perhaps we could enlist the help of American hating muslims to take her down to the public square and do what they do best……….. hate women.

    • Fed up!

      While we got the muzzle there, take them out also!😁

      • Phil Esposito

        I like the way you think. Two birds, one stone.

  • roger dodger

    Lock the outlaw up, we can put her and Lynch and the Clinton outlaw in the same cell.

  • Donald Lindsey

    Socialist democrats are like north korea, they attack anyone that do not think their way. They want a family ran country like Korea by a socialistic psychopath like Clinton or Obama both Murderers of the American people.

  • Knight56

    I will not say rather or not Lerner is guilty, although all signs lead to that fact. What I will say is that under Obama’s corrupt DoJ there was never a chance that the facts would even be presented to a grand jury to determine if Lerner should be indicted or not. We have the greatest legal system in the world and we need to allow it, without party line pandering, to run it’s course. Both sides have stated many different narratives, let’s let someone besides the Congress and DoJ decide, let’s let a jury of her peers decide, that is what the constitution guarantees. Let justice be served.

  • marcrob58

    It was called perjury and obstruction of justice. She was shielded by Obama and Holder. Time to go to jail, Lois.

  • Mark Dobzyn

    Yep! Bill & Hillary, O’bama, & big Pharma along with the FDA that Clinton bought out are in cohoots alright! Hang ’em HIGH!

  • travis690

    We definitely need to have further investigations into this matter. This is a case where there is evidence of criminal activity on the part of the Internal Revenue Service and certain employees thereof. This is NOT just a case of actions without evidentiary support; there is evidence to support every claim made against Lerner.

    This is beyond the level of any charges for alleged wrong-doing directed at President Trump.

  • Mark Dobzyn

    Yep!
    And throw away the key. So they can’t get out either!

  • Mark Dobzyn

    GUYS,
    I totally agree !
    But, will there be more misterious deaths like the JFK debackle & Clinton messes for us to deal with?
    Someone tried to take out my favorite patriot of all time Roger Stone!
    Was it the CIA? HMMMM?