As though there was any chance at all of them doing so.
Lois Lerner, the former IRS official whose office gave improper scrutiny to tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, will not be charged with contempt of Congress.
Outgoing U.S. Attorney Ron Machen disclosed the Justice Department's decision in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner dated March 31. Machen is resigning Wednesday as the top federal prosecutor in Washington.
The decision comes 11 months after the House of Representatives voted to hold Lerner in contempt.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee that has been also investigating the IRS, issued the following in response to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to not proceed with a criminal contempt prosecution of Lerner:
"Today’s announcement is disappointing and exhibits a disregard for the rule of law. Mr. Machen attempted to absolve Ms. Lerner of her actions by substituting his judgment for that of the full House of Representatives. It is unclear whether the Administration directed Mr. Machen not to prosecute Lois Lerner, or whether he was motivated by an ideological kinship with IRS’s leadership.
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