Kevin Brady

Trump DOJ declines to charge Lois Lerner, a key figure in IRS scandal

Trump DOJ declines to charge Lois Lerner, a key figure in IRS scandal

The Trump administration said Friday it won't charge a key IRS figure in the mistreatment of conservative political groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

In a letter to members of Congress, the Justice Department said that "reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence."

Republican leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee had hoped the Justice Department would reopen its case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner now that Republican Donald Trump is in the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs the department.

They were disappointed in the department's response. "This is a terrible...

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