Prime Operative Behind IRS Scandal, Lois Lerner, Retires

Lois Lerner

Retire?  The prime operative of one of the biggest IRS scandals in history needs to be fired and thrown out in a giant ball of smoking shame.  After getting busted for lying to Congress, and exposed by her own written words for the unethical and rotten human being that she is, Lois Lerner has retired from the IRS.  Earlier this month, released e-mails between Lerner and her colleagues were evidence that she purposely targeted Tea Party groups across the country, as well as other Conservative groups, referring to them as being “very dangerous.”  But, this far left former director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations unit is not getting off the hook.

The Washington Times reports,

Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, retired from the agency Monday morning after an internal investigation found she was guilty of “neglect of duties” and was going to call for her ouster, according to congressional staff.

Her departure marks the first person to pay a significant price in the scandal, though Republicans were quick to say her decision doesn’t put the matter to rest, and pointed out that she can still be called before Congress to testify.

The IRS confirmed Ms. Lerner’s retirement in a statement, but said it couldn’t release any more information because of privacy concerns.

But Rep. Sander Levin, ranking Democrat on the HouseWays and Means Committee, said an Accountability Review Board set up to investigate the people at the agency involved with the scandal, completed their review and were set to recommend her ouster. The review board, though, found no evidence of political bias, he said.

Ms. Lerner was head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, which oversaw applications for tax-exempt status, including those from political groups. …

“Just because Lois Lerner is retiring from the IRS does not mean the investigation is over. Far from it,” said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. “In fact, there are many serious unanswered questions that must be addressed so we can get to the truth.”

The IRS Scandal involves:

Congress needs to make sure Lois Lerner retires all the way to prison.

UPDATE: Lerner’s pension is estimated to be more than $50,000 /year.