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Head Scratcher: President Trump Nixes Renewed IRS Investigation

This week has been a week full of head scratching decisions by the Trump administration.

First was the decision to kill DACA but with the proviso that Congress has six months to fix it…or maybe longer.

Then there was the debt ceiling deal with the Democrats. And now word has come down from on high that the available evidence does not warrant, in Trump’s opinion, a renewed investigation into the Lois Lerner IRS scandal.

The problem is that it’s precisely the new evidence that is the cause for requests from the House that the DOJ reopen the case.

But, according to the Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, Trump looked at it and isn’t interested.

Um, what?

Here’s more from Redstate…

No one outside the cabinet level appointees in the Obama administration exemplifies the corruption in Washington better than Lois Lerner. Yet for all the talk about draining the swamp, she won’t get the prosecution she deserves. Just like the Trump campaign’s anti-Hillary chant “Lock Her Up!” turned out to be all talk and no action, so has Trump’s bluster about the IRS targeting scandal.

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Republicans asked the agency in April to take a “fresh look” at the case against Lerner. On Friday, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd responded by saying President Trump reviewed the case and decided against it.

He’s a lawyer now? You’re not likely to see any tweets from Trump about why Lerner was able to retire with a cushy pension after refusing to answer questions about her role in turning the IRS into a political weapon for the Left. Candidate Trump would probably have been as outraged as the Congressional Republicans who asked for Lerner’s prosecution.

“[T]he Department determined that reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence,” he wrote in a letter to Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Brady called that a “terrible decision” that suggested political appointees are not held to the law.

“I have the utmost respect for Attorney General Sessions, but I’m troubled by his Department’s lack of action to fully respond to our request and deliver accountability,” the Texas lawmaker said in a statement.

Peter Roskam, the Illinois chairman of the tax subcommittee, also criticized the decision, terming it a “a miscarriage of justice.”

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