March 12, 2014
Rep. Darrell Issa issued a report Tuesday slamming Lois Lerner for her role in the IRS’ campaign to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, saying the former IRS official “led efforts to scrutinize conservative groups while working to maintain a veneer of objective enforcement.”
In the 141-page report, the California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also accused her of obstructing the committee’s investigation and misleading Congress, The Washington Post reports.
The panel is currently considering whether to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about the IRS’ screening methods, after she pleaded the Fifth Amendment for a second time last week.
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