Why Is the Justice Department Refusing To Charge Lois Lerner In The IRS Targeting Scandal?

Conservatives have been waiting for years for someone to be held accountable in the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups. Now we learn that the Justice Department is refusing to charge Lois Lerner, who was at the center of the scandal. What’s going on?

The Daily Mail reports:

Trump’s Justice Department WON’T charge IRS ‘targeting’ scandal villain Lois Lerner with a crime as top Republican calls it ‘a terrible decision’

The Trump administration said Friday it won’t charge a key IRS figure in the mistreatment of conservative political groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

In a letter to members of Congress, the Justice Department said that ‘reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence.’

Republican leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee had hoped the Justice Department would reopen its case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner now that Republican Donald Trump is in the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs the department.

They were disappointed in the department’s response. ‘This is a terrible decision,’ said Rep. Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican who chairs the Ways and Means Committee.

‘It sends the message that the same legal, ethical, and constitutional standards we all live by do not apply to Washington political appointees.’

Are holdovers from the Obama administration responsible for this? The Trump administration should let the people know what’s happening.

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