DOJ Rejects Call for Special Prosecutor in IRS Abuse; Cruz Blasts

The Department of Justice sees no conflict of interest in appointing an Obama donor to investigate the Internal Revenue Services's systematic abuse of taxpayers who oppose Obama's agenda.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made the request for a special prosecutor investigation, and reacts to the DOJ's denial today.

Yesterday, Sen. Cruz released a letter from DOJ rejecting his request to appoint a special prosecutor to the investigation into the IRS's illegal targeting of conservative groups. DOJ claims that there is no conflict of interest, even though it appointed an investigator that has contributed thousands to President Obama and Democrat causes.

In response to the letter, Sen. Cruz said: "It is the height of hypocrisy for the Obama Administration to claim that the investigator leading the investigation into the IRS's illegal program has no conflict of interest. The investigator is a partisan Democrat who has donated over six thousand dollars to President Obama and Democrat causes… nobody should trust a partisan Obama donor to investigate the IRS's political targeting of President Obama's enemies... To date, nine months after a damning Inspector General report, nobody has been indicted, many of the victims have not even been interviewed, and Lois Lerner has twice pleaded the Fifth. And yet the Attorney General refuses to allow a genuine--and impartial--investigation."