DOJ Closes Lois Lerner Investigation Without Charges

Waste of time. You have to blame the GOP House Oversight Committee under then Darryl Issa for this fishing expedition on the IRS with Lois Lerner. Waste of time and taxpayers’ monies.

Zerohedge:

Confirming once again that the U.S. has full devolved into a total banana republic, moments agoCNN reported that the US Department of “Justice” is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. 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 DOJ’s finding:

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.”

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