Skip to comments.BREAKING: House Ways and Means Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner For Criminal Charges
Posted on 04/09/2014 10:13:18 AM PDT by Kaslin
The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to 23-14 along party lines to refer former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for prosecution. Although the details about exactly what charges will be have not yet been released, lawmakers are arguing Lerner has not been truthful with Congress or the IRS inspector general and leaked confidential tax information.
Last time a referral like this happened, it was to Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens, who was pursued by the Department of Justice for lying to Congress but was exonerated in court.
This is a test for the Department of Justice and the Obama administration. What's more important? Baseball and steroids? Or the most powerful federal agency abusing its power to target innocent conservative groups?
Last summer President Obama called the targeting "outrageous" and promised to hold people responsible and accountable for what happened. If the Justice Department refuses to pursue charges against Lerner, it's fair to say one reason is because they don't want information leading back to the administration coming out in court.
Tomorrow the House Oversight Comittee will vote on whether to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress.
She’s being reffered to the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT? To Eric Holder? Ha, ha, ha, ha.
Wake me when somebody goes to jail.
Till then, this is nothing but another dog and pony show.
Crying while ROTFLMAO
I want to see E. H0lder frog marched.
[U funny FReeper. Funny, ha ha.]
Criminal charges? Oh please...stop! You're killing us!
Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Just wet my pants. The joke of the century.
This process of branding Lerner with criminal acts is very good publicity for coming elections.
I know Eric Holder is a ideologue and will do nothing.
But it is good to expose the dirty laundry in public.
Is there any way she can be brought up on charges in a state court? That would take it out of OBozo`s @ssclown circus and back into the real world of legal consequences.
And if she ain’t they guy, she needs to name the guy. I’m thinkin’ the lyin’ king/fauxbama. Good luck with holding him responsible for ANYTHING.
Any Federal Prosecutor that attempts to charge this traitor will be fired by zero’s JustUs Department.
Criminal charges? Yup,I'll get right on that.....
Refering someone to the DOJ is little more than “recommending”. The contempt charge is more likely to result in actual jail time.
Oh, good....she's being referred to the Justice Department for prosecution. Now we'll get some action!
Silence is golden. I hope Lois gets her due for the protection of who she is protecting! Holder can’t even cover his own a$$. Look for footnotes of this case in 2080! While the GOP plays pin the tail on the Donkey! It seems self evident that 0’s staff or 0 himself asked for the intrusion!
Hey Lois be sure to look out for the big black bus!
Careful there fellas... you might end up doing something.
The latest Republican joke on America.
What would be interesting is if Holder’s DoJ declines to pursue (as expected) and it turns out that Issa has hard evidence (via whistleblowers and their documents) of collusion between Lerner, Holder/subordinates, and the House Dems. Including quid pro quos promising not to prosecute in return for Lerners silence...
Shouldn’t this be in Breaking?
I hate to be the one to break this to ya but:
1) There is no Easter Bunny
2) There is no Santa Claus
3) Miss Lerner's "punishment" will be to be given full retirement,at $200K a year,with a solid gold (free) health plan and unlimited access to the Senate cloak room and gym.
Lerner and H0lder should be sent to the North Carolina University where the EPA keeps their Diesel Inhalation torture chambers.
Yeah, like Holder will do anything.
He’ll foot drag until the next Whig Administration gets elected.
The DOJ will do NOTHING.
This is the long awaited showdown with the corrupt Eric Holder. If he doesn’t choose to pursue the criminal case, then he may be subject to impeachment by the House.
The attorney general is nominated by the President of the United States and takes office after confirmation by the United States Senate. He or she serves at the pleasure of the president and can be removed by the president at any time; the attorney general is also subject to impeachment by the House of Representatives and trial in the Senate for “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
What would be interesting is if Holders DoJ declines to pursue (as expected) and it turns out that Issa has hard evidence (via whistleblowers and their documents) of collusion between Lerner, Holder/subordinates, and the House Dems. Including quid pro quos promising not to prosecute in return for Lerners silence...
**Interesting..I also read on another thread that if DOJ declines, then Congress can act on own & eliminate the DOJ from saying they overstepped authority.
Really hoping this is not another Kabuki. Time to play hardball GOP.
Lerner’s problems are not over...
Lois Lerners bad week
Oh! Wait a minute. Oh yeah,
Erratic WithHolder will not only clear her of charges, he will appoint her to the Justice IRS Oversight Branch.
Mr. Asparagas —the man who as a student radical with a mod-squad fro took over an ROTC building— will prosecute the woman charged with attacking the enemies of “diversity”..?
Breaking news — DOJ replies to Congress, “You don’t want to go there.”
Breaking news: Cookie thief remanded to solitary confinement in kitchen.
These people are such frauds. Just like their supporters.
You naughty girl, now you are going to lose your private parking place Holder’s involved—LOL!
Why don’t that idiot Boehner create a special select committee and go after these criminals instead of this piecemeal individual committee crap?
Race—obama’s race, they afraid to go after the first black president even though he is a criminal through and though, bunch of gutless wonders in the GOP House.
Because he is one of them.
“Wake me when somebody goes to jail”
Well hello there,Rip Van Winkle.
I think we already know the answer to this one.
Pathetic. When are the idiots in DC ever gonna figure out where this country is at?
Maybe when the rest of us figure it out and say it plainly without worrying about losing our “credibility” in the eyes of the same incestuous media-political orgy that put us in this mess in the first place...
Referred to what? The un-justice department. How far will that go. Should have been settled in the House by sending her to jail.
Holder has a million reasons to be tossed. Including contempt. they have done nothing.
Then they should open the jail for Holder too. He has already been held in contempt!
That’s like ‘referring Eva Braun to Hitler for prosecution.’
When CRIMINAL charges are being decided along party lines, this is a sure sign that your nation is headed toward banana republic status.