Two Republican lawmakers are asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reopen the Lois Lerner/IRS case, where the organization actively targeted Tea Party groups during Barack Obama’s regime.
Reps. Kevin Brady of Texas and Peter Roskam of Illinois asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday to take a “fresh look” at the case for prosecuting Lerner. Brady is the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which in 2014 referred Lerner for prosecution after investigating the IRS targeting scandal. Roskam is the chairman of the tax subcommittee.
In a letter sent to Sessions Wednesday, the two wrote that when the Obama Department of Justice declined to prosecute Lerner, “the agency was following President Obama’s signal on how he wanted the investigation to be handled.”
“Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics,” they added in calling for Sessions to consider the case again.
I wholeheartedly agree. Lerner and her IRS cronies are corrupt as the day is long, but since she was acting on orders from the White House, she was never prosecuted by the DoJ. Now there’s a new sheriff in town, and this one actually believes in law and order.