Jeff Sessions is going to be one busy man for the next four years with all of the investigations and prosecutions that should have been done by the Barack Hussein administration that were never done.
House Republicans are asking Sessions to prosecute Lois Lerner, for IRS chief, for her role in targeting conservative groups.
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, reports the Washington Examiner.
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.
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In a letter sent to Sessions Wednesday afternoon, 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.
The original controversy concerned the extra scrutiny given to conservative and Tea Party-aligned political nonprofit groups by the IRS division led by Lerner in 2010. The Republican-led committee concluded that Lerner influenced the decision to subject those groups to heightened scrutiny in applying for nonprofit status and that she impeded the investigation into the affair.