Criminal Protection Racket: Contempt of Congress Charge Impotent, Latest on Civil Suit Against Holder

On April 10th, the House Oversight Committee will finally meet to discuss filing Contempt of Congress

Robert Machen, Jr.

Robert Machen, Jr.

charges against Lois Lerner, and if they do, what then? If law is followed, the U.S. Attorney General in Washington, D.C. must take the case to a Grand Jury. The U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C. is Obama-appointed Ronald C. Machen, Jr.  Machen should have been the next step in Eric Holder’s Contempt of Congress charges over Fast and Furious, but Machen works for Holder. It was Holder’s Deputy Attorney General in the DOJ who notified Congress that there would be no prosecution. There was a complete run-around Attorney General Machen in the case of the only Cabinet member to be held in Contempt of Congress:

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, also wrote in a letter to Machen that the Cole letter “has put the cart before the horse.” He suggested the U.S. attorney has not yet had a chance to make an informed decision on whether to move forward with the case. Source: Fox News

In August 2012, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee filed suit against Holder in civil court. In March 2013 Holder asked for dismissal. In September 2013, the motion for dismissal was denied. In January 2014, Holder asked the Court for summary judgement in favor of Holder.  The Republican response in February 2014 was to ask the court to find that “there is no basis in the Constitution to do what the Attorney General proposes.” The House has asked for a summary judgement in it’s favor. The Judge in Case No. 1:12-cv-1332 is Amy Berman Jackson.

In the meantime, as Americans continue to seethe at the contempt the IRS shows taxpayers, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), also an Oversight Committee member and Lerner supporter, has been asked to reveal his conversation with Lerner’s attorney, William W. Taylor III, and has so far refused.

In a letter to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Issa said it was vital for him to share what he learned from interviewing her attorney, William W. Taylor III…

Issa questioned if last-minute talks on immunity were more than just another stalling tactic and asked Cummings to share his discussions with Taylor.

“Your insistence on the prospect of immunity is surprising,” Issa wrote. “In discussions with my staff, Mr. Taylor stated that his client does not fear prosecution and would not make any incriminating statements if she testified, with or without immunity.

“Ms. Lerner does not require immunity to testify truthfully about facts that would not incriminate her,” he added.

Lerner is the lead IRS supervisor involved in delaying and denying

Lois Lerner

Lois Lerner

granting of tax exempt status to numerous Tea Parties and Tea-Party-minded organizations before the 2012 election. Such applications should take only a few months to process.

An IRS inspector general report confirmed the agency had targeted conservative groups:

The IRS inspector general this year released a report finding that the agency had singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny and asked intrusive questions about their activities. Source: Washington Times

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) has said publicly that there is “increasing and overwhelming evidence” that Lerner and other “high-level IRS employees in Washington abused their power as the 2012 elections approached.

“There are still mountains of documents to go through, but it is clear the IRS is out of control and there will be consequences.”

What consequences? Expect the consequence of fading into history with barely an official whimper. In Holder’s Contempt of Congress, he was charged with failure to produce critical documents. Obama declared Executive Privilege over the documents. In this case, doing the same would certainly show the White House and/or DOJ involved in a scheme to protect 2012 elections against an Obama blowblack, but they do not fear shame. This Congress, cannot be impeached, literally or in the media. Just another day on Capitol Hill.

The video: A Criminal Protection Racket taking place at the highest levels of Government.

Neal Cavuto, Gina Loudon on Lois Lerner and the Government Protection Racket 
 

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  • OldmanRick

    Until the brat is out of office, Holder and the DOJ will do nothing to punish the brat’s cronies in crime or enforce existing law, unless said laws aid the brat and his wanton destruction of the country.

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  • Fixall

    Total corruption, and nothing is being done about it. Just ALL talk from Congress, and the American public doesn’t seem to care.

    • Fixall, gaining a majority in the Senate can take us a long way, if we gain it with the right people, but we’ll be a long way from a veto-proof to undo what Obama has done.

  • Some Rabbit

    There will be no justice in any of these scandals. Obama will run out the clock playing golf and going on expensive vacations. We the people are a disgrace for not rising up in armed insurrection like the founding fathers did.

  • marvin nubwaxer

    bring it. the nation needs a good distraction away from all the ant ACA, IRS, and BENGHAZI!!!!! distractions. why not, the right wing extremists can’t look any more ridiculous than they already do. come on, and impeachment too, you liberty patriot manly men.

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  • help4newmoms

    Interesting that Lerner did not pull a “Mike Morell” and talk around the questions, don’t you think? She could had pulled a HRC and continued to say I” do not recall” to each and every question. instead she pleads the fifth and in doing so essentially admits that something she says could incriminate her, perpetuating the case. Is this simply the difference between men and women?