Trump's DOJ won't go after Lois Lerner for targeting Conservative non-profit groups.

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  1. Bear

    Bear Elite Refuge Member

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    Has any of the swamp been drained/prosecuted?

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/08/doj-declines-to-charge-lois-lerner-in-irs-scandal.html

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    The Trump administration has no plans to charge former IRS official Lois Lerner over her role in the Tea Party targeting scandal, the Justice Department said Friday in response to calls by Republican lawmakers to revisit the case.

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    "This is a terrible decision," Brady said. "It sends the message that the same legal, ethical, and constitutional standards we all live by do not apply to Washington political appointees."


    Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt groups. An inspector general's report in 2013 found that the IRS had singled out conservative and tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Many had their applications delayed for months and years. Some were asked improper questions about their donors and even their religious practices.
     
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    KENNEDY63 Elite Refuge Member

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    Bad deal.
     
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    Must have been some dirty laundry in there somewhere. When you start asking people to testify under oath....who knows where that can go.
     
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    The swamp will not allow exposure. It is what keeps everything civil amongst each other. Trump has to play along. The swamp owns Washington and the White House.
     
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    I don't know or care anymore...expecting things to change in Washington D.C. is like standing on the beach and screaming at the hurricane. The only result is to become hoarse right before a piece of driftwood hits me at 165 miles an hour in the forehead.
     
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    Yep...some poor mullet will get thrown to the wolves then the real government retires to the smoke filled back room to discuss where everyone is going on a fact finding global warming junket with their families to measure the seawater temperature in Tahiti or the French Riviera paid by the taxpayers. Pardon me...do you have any Gray Poop-on the taxpayers?
     
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    Disgraceful and dishonest. Why don't we hear something from Trump on why?
     
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    Saw something about not thinking they could get a conviction.
     
  9. API

    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Considering the supposed difficulty in collecting organized evidence about political excesses, isn't that the usual (cough, cough) justification used to let swamp denizens skate.
     
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    In this instance I'd prefer they try, regardless. Abusing IRS authority for political purposes is something all citizens should take very seriously.
    Not just why, but questioning why NOT?
     
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