Wednesday's HOT MIC
The Washington Times is reporting that two top Republicans have asked the DOJ to reopen the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal to see if charges should still be brought against former official Lois Lerner.
Ms. Lerner was cleared after an investigation by the Obama administration but Reps. Kevin Brady and Peter Roskam, respectively the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the panel’s tax policy subcommittee, say there are plenty of questions with how that probe was run, and said a new look by the Trump administration’s Justice Department is warranted.
“Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics,” the congressmen said in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
But William W. Taylor, Ms. Lerner’s lawyer, said she was properly cleared of charges by the previous probe.
IRS leaders had previously denied targeting conservatives, with an assist from then-President Obama, who famously opined in an interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly in February of 2014 that there wasn't a "smidgen of corruption" regarding the IRS targeting scandal.
The sham Obama DOJ investigation of the IRS' targeting activities was led by Barbara Bosserman, an attorney who had donated at least $6,750 to President Obama’s election campaigns and the Democratic National Committee in past years.
AG Sessions said in an interview earlier this month that he is open to appointing a special prosecutor to review Obama-era DOJ scandals. He told conservative talker Hugh Hewitt that the IRS, in particular, was "a matter of real concern" to him.
The wheels of justice turn slowly, they say. But maybe, just maybe, justice will finally be meted out in this colossal abuse of governmental power.