By Tom Quiner
The Obama Justice Department is letting the IRS off the hook for targeting conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 election:
“We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution.”
To recap, Lois Lerner said the whole affair was no big deal, that it was simply the work of a few low-level overzealous IRS flunkies.
We learned that was a lie. After all, IRS officials grilled by Congress admitted they were told to…
“… be on the lookout” [for groups that] “criticized how the government is being run.”
Damning evidence that would have shed light on the department’s misdoings was conveniently erased in a computer crash.
Amazingly, liberal groups blamed conservatives for the entire scandal. How? It was all the result of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision which apparently unleashed a floodgate of right-wing wackos seeking to form 501c political action committees.
By this narrative, the poor, beleaguered IRS simply could not keep up with the paperwork.
If there is no hint of legal wrongdoing in this epic scandal, it is fair to assume that the Loretta Lynch Justice Department is just as politicized as the Eric Holder department.
Hillary Clinton is surely breathing a sigh of relief. No matter how many laws have been broken by the president wannabe, and no matter how much influence she has peddled, the Justice Department has her back.