Last week former Attorney General Eric Holder hinted that he might run for president in 2020. There are many reasons why this would be a nightmare for Americas, but one of the more appalling is Holder’s refusal to prosecute Lois Lerner for her poor treatment of conservative fundraising groups. Holder, aided by Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik, waffled on prosecuting Lerner.
At the time The Hill wrote:
The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official at the center of the Tea Party targeting controversy, bringing an end to a two-year-long investigation.
“We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution,” Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik said in a letter to Congress on Friday.
“Based on the evidence developed in this investigation and the recommendation of experienced career prosecutors and supervising attorneys at the Department, we are closing our investigation and will not seek any criminal charges,” he continued.
Kadzik said the investigation found “substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment, and institutional inertia, leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints” but concluded that “poor management is not a crime.”
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