House Committee Votes To Refer Lois Lerner For Possible Prosecution

The House Ways and Means Committee voted today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for possible criminal prosecution over her involvement in the scandal surrounding harassment of tea party groups and the leaking of confidential information.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 14 today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to Attorney General Eric Holder for possible criminal prosecution. The vote broke along party lines.

Before the vote, in a contentious open-to-the-public hearing that lasted only few minutes, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to immediately go into a closed session to discuss the letter proposed by the committee’s majority to refer Lerner for possible criminal prosecution.

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What are the odds that the DOJ under Attorney General Eric Holder will prosecute her? They appointed a Democrat donor to investigate the IRS’s activities, and Holder refused to appoint a special prosecutor, so I’m not going to hold my breath. Oh, and he just admitted that he uses a “vast amount of discretion” when deciding which crimes he is going to prosecute.