Lawmakers Ask Attorney General to Review Lois Lerner Case

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Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Two House Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking the Justice Department to review evidence that former IRS employee Lois Lerner broke the law in targeting conservative groups who applied for tax exempt status.

The letter was sent by Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tax Policy.

“Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics,” wrote Brady and Roskam. “We respectfully request the Department of Justice to take a fresh look at the evidence presented in the attached referral in order to restore taxpayers’ trust in the IRS.”

Lois Lerner testifies at a hearing

Former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois Lerner

The letter states that despite a three year investigation which revealed evidence of criminal misconduct on the part of Lerner, the Obama administration refused to review the misconduct “for what many believe were purely partisan reasons.”

It goes on to outline some of the evidence the House Committee found during its review of the situation, such as impeding official investigations and providing “misleading statements” to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the targeting scandal becomes public.

A copy of the letter is included below.

Roskam, Brady Letter to Jeff Sessions Re: Lois Lerner Investigation

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