House requests new AG Lynch to prosecute Lerner

The HillAll 24 Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to the newly confirmed AG on Thursday, asking her to respond to the panel’s 2014 request to charge Lerner for possible crimes, including using her position to have the Internal Revenue Service target conservative groups; impeding investigations by giving misleading information; and disclosing confidential taxpayer information.

The proper time and place to bring this pressure was before the Senate confirmed her. Now that she has been confirmed, she has no reason to comply. This is pure political theater.

UPDATE: The plot thickens. The letter is requesting a status update on the matters other than contempt which Congress also referred to the DOJ, specifically misleading the Treasury IG, improperly influencing IRS action against conservative organizations, and disclosing taxpayer information improperly (by using personal email). The decision not to charge Lerner for contempt did not address those other issues, so they are presumably still open.

This entry was published Fri May 29 12:43:47 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-05-29 13:11:46.0. [Tweet]

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