#1 Obama DOJ Closes Faux Investigation of IRS Targeting Scandal – No Criminal Charges by Cincinnatus 23.10.2015 17:31

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President Obama’s Justice Department has just announced that it is closing the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal and that Lois Lerner will not face any criminal charges for her actions.

What investigation?

This faux investigation, conducted by one of President Obama’s top donors, was never going to lead to the truth. For months, we’ve known that the FBI dismissed the idea of criminal charges – prejudging the case before even gathering the facts.

It’s an outrage – a mockery of justice.

There was never any semblance of independence in this supposed investigation. It was a sham from the start. The very Justice Department that was supposedly investigating the targeting scandal was implicated in that very scandal by the very person who was at the center of the scandal – former top IRS official Lois Lerner.

It was Lois Lerner’s emails – recovered not through any DOJ investigation but from congressional probes and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests – that exposed the fact that Lerner was colluding with the Obama Administration’s Justice Department to “piece together” criminal charges against the very same conservative groups who her IRS division was targeting.

It was Lois Lerner and her closes advisors who ordered “tea party” cases be forwarded to Washington, DC and that they be sent off to the IRS Chief Counsel’s office. Thereafter, approval of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status ceased almost completely – for years – as these groups began receiving abusive and intrusive demands for information from the IRS.

These demands violated the Constitution and longstanding case law.

In spite of all of this, the Justice Department is closing its entire investigation. As CNN reports:



"There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Justice Department said in a letter.

The probe found "substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints. But poor management is not a crime."

"We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution," Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik said in the letter. "We also found no evidence that any official involved in the handling of tax-exempt applications or IRS leadership attempted to obstruct justice. Based on the evidence developed in this investigation and the recommendation of experienced career prosecutors and supervising attorneys at the department, we are closing our investigation and will not seek any criminal charges." "

http://aclj.org/free-speech/obama-doj-cl...es?sf41907153=1

Meanwhile the Republicans crawl back under their desks. This investigation screamed out for a special prosecutor. Now it's buried and justice is denied.

#2 RE: Obama DOJ Closes Faux Investigation of IRS Targeting Scandal – No Criminal Charges by algernonpj 23.10.2015 18:10

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Meanwhile the Republicans crawl back under their desks. This investigation screamed out for a special prosecutor. Now it's buried and justice is denied.



Justice, to paraphrase, is not for the little people.

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