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#1 House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by ThirstyMan 08.04.2014 01:10

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By LAUREN FRENCH | 4/7/14 5:02 PM EDT



The House Ways and Means Committee will vote this week to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner, an official at the center of Republican probes of the matter.

The committee will mark up a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday accusing Lerner of committing three crimes relating to the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, a Republican staffer said.

The controversy erupted in May when Lerner admitted the agency given extra scrutiny to tea party groups - an acknowledgement that has cost a handful of agency employees their jobs, including its commissioner, and prompted a series of congressional investigations.

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This action is separate of plans from House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to hold a contempt vote against the former exempt organizations division head on Thursday.

Lerner has become the focus of congressional efforts to investigate what happened at the IRS, with Republicans accusing her of sharing private taxpayer data and obsessing over the Citizens United Supreme Court case.

The letter to Holder will contain confidential taxpayer information so the markup will be held in private with only Ways and Means members present. Democrats will be able to offer amendments.

If lawmakers pass the letter out of committee, it will fall on the Department of Justice to select if it would pursue criminal charges. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice did not immediately return a request for comment.


http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/ho...l#ixzz2yGiHe1NO

#2 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by ThirstyMan 08.04.2014 01:16

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Wait! I thought the President had already ruled on this case? I recall his ruling to BOR, something he said, "not a smidgeon of guilt".

Silly republicans, why do they suppose ANY Dems or the "Justice" Department would rule any differently?

They'd better be prepared to go this alone or not even start because the morals of our Country's lefty politicians and the judicial are nil.

#3 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by Frank Cannon 08.04.2014 01:24

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The committee will mark up a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder...



...which Holder will mark up with frowny faces and file in the garbage can because he doesn't give a shit. Zero has his back.

#4 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by ThirstyMan 08.04.2014 01:33

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This one is only CLOSE.

It should read that Democrats always want to WIN AN ARGUMENT even if it means trashing the relationship,

But Republicans understand it's always better to LOSE AN ARGUMENT if there's any hope for the relationship.

#5 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by Frank Cannon 08.04.2014 01:44

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #4


This one is only CLOSE.

It should read that Democrats always want to WIN AN ARGUMENT even if it means trashing the relationship,

But Republicans understand it's always better to LOSE AN ARGUMENT if there's any hope for the relationship.


Dude, this isn't marriage counseling. There is actual criminality going on here. Losing the argument here means the IRS will be a political tool for whomever party is in power.

#6 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by ThirstyMan 08.04.2014 01:46

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Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #5
Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #4


This one is only CLOSE.

It should read that Democrats always want to WIN AN ARGUMENT even if it means trashing the relationship,

But Republicans understand it's always better to LOSE AN ARGUMENT if there's any hope for the relationship.


Dude, this isn't marriage counseling. There is actual criminality going on here. Losing the argument here means the IRS will be a political tool for whomever party is in power.



Frank, I'm talking about the McLame and Boner party. It's why I do not respond to any RNC solicitations.

#7 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by Frank Cannon 08.04.2014 01:53

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #6


Frank, I'm talking about the McLame and Boner party. It's why I do not respond to any RNC solicitations.




Mentioning those two old whores and solicitations in the same post is unseemly for a family forum.

#8 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by ThirstyMan 08.04.2014 02:08

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I got something in my "Inbox" from HW yesterday saying it was "Critically Important" that I help him create "a well-funded RNC"

This is the first election where I do not like the RNC.

#9 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by Frank Cannon 08.04.2014 02:17

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #8

This is the first election where I do not like the RNC.


Welcome to the club.

When times are tough, you get the full measure of a man. Times have been real damn tough for a lot of people and the GOP folded like a cheap card table.

#10 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by Cincinnatus 08.04.2014 03:26

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The crux of the matter: The House Ways and Means Committee will vote this week to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges

They can ask and ask and ask, but Holder gets to decide if charges are filed. Eric Holder, the most crooked and unprincipled AG since Janet Reno.

Ask away.

#11 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by ThirstyMan 08.04.2014 07:57

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #10
The crux of the matter: The House Ways and Means Committee will vote this week to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges

They can ask and ask and ask, but Holder gets to decide if charges are filed. Eric Holder, the most crooked and unprincipled AG since Janet Reno.

Ask away.


Even if he agrees to conduct an investigation, "These things take T-I-M-E !!!"
I don't expect anything of consequence to transpire before they are all safely out of office.

#12 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by ThirstyMan 08.04.2014 08:34

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"Are people really incensed that someone is in "contempt of Congress"? Why not just focus on proving she mis-used the IRS for the political benefit of Barack Obama, which she clearly did?"



"And that brings us to the real parties who ought to be found in contempt - of the Constitution and of the American people.

We'll start with Obama himself, who arrogantly declared that the IRS scandal involves "not even a smidgen of corruption" even as the person in the middle of it was taking the Fifth so as not to incriminate herself. And then the news media, which decided last summer that the scandal had "fizzled" and that it was no longer interested. Now that it's clear the IRS was absolutely harassing conservative groups, and that Lois Lerner was one of the driving forces behind it, the scandal still gets almost no coverage in the MSM because they've settled on the narrative that it's not a scandal and that's that."


some common sense from Herman Cain from...
http://www.caintv.com/house-vote-pending-to-hold-loi

#13 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by PzLdr 08.04.2014 09:02

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #10
The crux of the matter: The House Ways and Means Committee will vote this week to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges

They can ask and ask and ask, but Holder gets to decide if charges are filed. Eric Holder, the most crooked and unprincipled AG since Janet Reno.

Ask away.


Yeah. But look at the bright side. It gives Issa a shot at more TV face time with yet another useless hearing.

#14 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by algernonpj 08.04.2014 09:47

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Quote: PzLdr wrote in post #13
Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #10
The crux of the matter: The House Ways and Means Committee will vote this week to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges

They can ask and ask and ask, but Holder gets to decide if charges are filed. Eric Holder, the most crooked and unprincipled AG since Janet Reno.

Ask away.


Yeah. But look at the bright side. It gives Issa a shot at more TV face time with yet another useless hearing.


That's three.

#15 RE: House Republicans want Lois Lerner charged by Sanguine 08.04.2014 12:40

Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #3

Zitat
The committee will mark up a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder...


....Holder...doesn't give a shit. Zero has his back.



And, vice versa.

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