Wednesday, May 7, 2014

IRS's Lois Lerner Held in Contempt of Congress

This is what I like to see, government attacking its own.

The House of Representatives has voted 231-187 to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with an ongoing investigation into the agency's special targeting of groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names that were seeking tax-exempt status.

Now the matter will be referred to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. The contempt charge will then be referred to a grand jury for further review, but it is unclear how the Justice Department will proceed, according to WaPo.

If ever convicted, Lerner could face between one and 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $100,000.

1 comment:

  1. If it's anything like the contempt of Congress charge filed against Attorney General Eric Holder, nothing will happen because Congress relies on the Department of Justice to carry out the prosecution.