The IRS Scandal: No Justice from the Justice Department

Article posted on April 7th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Lois Lerner Testifying Before US House Oversight Cmte in 2014By Jay Sekulow

I have said it before — the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service is institutionally incapable of self-correction. 

And, now it is even clearer that the Obama administration’s Department of Justice is incapable of holding accountable those responsible for a massive illegal targeting scheme. Even worse, its own involvement in the scandal not only means that it can’t properly investigate the IRS, it should instead be investigated for cooperating with the IRS in its campaign of censorship and oppression.

The latest troubling development comes as the Justice Department announced it will not pursue criminal contempt charges against former top IRS official Lois Lerner – who’s at the center of a scandal that unlawfully targeted conservative and Tea Party groups because of their political views.

The Justice Department is making a mockery of our criminal justice system. It’s not independent. It was fully involved in the IRS targeting scheme.

Lerner and the DOJ teamed up to attempt to fabricate criminal prosecutions of conservatives — prosecutions that could have ended in jail time. In a May 8, 2013 email, Lerner admits that she’s been in contact with a DOJ official, who was working to “piece together false statement cases about applicants who ‘lied’” on their applications. “Piece together” means “make up.”

Here’s another example of the conflict of interest: Documents obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last year revealed that a Justice Department attorney defending the IRS actually worked at the IRS and was involved in the IRS’ illegal scheme.

How could the DOJ conduct any investigation when it is at the center of the scandal?

That’s pretty much what we’ve come to expect as our lawsuit continues in federal court. In the Obama administration’s world, the facts don’t matter. The administration continues to double-down on its strategy to dodge and delay. And while they hope this scandal just fades away, the American people know better — they want to the truth — and they deserve it.   (my emphasis)

Read all of Jay Sekulow’s comments from Fox News here.

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