Trump DOJ Lets Swamp Thing Lois Lerner Skate

Critics may be forgiven for doubting the seriousness of President Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in light of his Department of Justice's decision to give one of D.C.'s swamp things a get out of jail free and not charge former IRS official Lois Lerner in the Tea Party targeting scandal: 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. In a letter to the lawmakers, the Justice Department said that "reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence." This past April, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., had asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take a "fresh look" at the case.  Despite numerous hearings and inquiries into the tough treatment...(Read Full Article)

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