House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on Justice Department's decision to not prosecute Lois Lerner: 'Today's announcement is disappointing and exhibits a disregard for the rule of law. ... The Committee will continue to pursue its ongoing investigation into the targeting of American citizens based on their political beliefs. Our goal is to ensure that the people responsible, including Lois Lerner, are held accountable'
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says attorney for former top IRS official Lois Lerner has lied to him about her role in the IRS's targeting of conservative organizations - @washingtonpost
Lois Gail Lerner (born October 12, 1950) is an American attorney and former career federal employee. Lerner became director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2005, and subsequently became the central figure in the 2013 IRS targeting controversy in the targeting of conservative groups, either denying them tax-exempt status outright or delaying that status until they could no longer take effective part in the 2012 election. Lerner resigned over the controversy. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation, completed in 2015, found "substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia" but "found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution."