The Department of Justice has announced it will not charge former IRS official Lois Lerner in the highly controversial IRS scandal, which saw numerous Conservative groups allegedly targeted by the Department.
President of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton immediately came out and slammed the DOJ’s decision and called on President Trump to order a review.
Judicial Watch has been fighting to expose both Lois Lerner and Koskinen at the IRS for targeting tea party groups during the Obama years. The IRS was used as a weapon to attack Christian and conservative groups and the people involved must be brought to justice.
Judicial Watch has also exposed that Deep State operatives inside of AG Sessions’ justice department have been fighting the release of many documents requested through FOIA lawsuits such as the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting which was recently released only because it was heavily redacted.
Fitton said, “DOJ and FBI conspired with Lerner’s IRS. No surprise they won’t prosecute her or themselves. Donald Trump should order a review.”
DOJ and FBI conspired with Lerner’s IRS. No surprise they won’t prosecute her or themselves. @realDonaldTrump should order a review.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 8, 2017
GOP members are NOT happy with the Department of Justice after notifying Congress on Friday that it will not charge IRS Lois Lerner over her alleged involvement in targeting Conservative groups.
The former Obama official is accused of targeting hundreds of groups due to their conservative beliefs.
The Washington Times reported:
Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the tax agency’s tea party-targeting becomes public, and asked a judge to forever seal her upcoming deposition in a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of groups that were targeted.
Mr. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, and said they fear another media firestorm if their version of events from the tea party targeting were to become public.
The two women said they are willing to testify, but said they could be putting “their lives in serious jeopardy.”
“Mss. Lerner and Paz have demonstrated that the public dissemination of their deposition testimony would expose them and their families to harassment and a credible risk of violence and physical harm,” they said in documents submitted by their lawyer to Judge Michael R. Barrett.