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...
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