Rep. Bill Posey Demands IRS Special Prosecutor
By Space Coast Daily // February 27, 2014
Senator Ted Cruz, More than 50 House Members, Join Rep. Posey in letter to attorney general
WASHINGTON D.C. — Working with more than 50 of his House colleagues and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Bill Posey has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservative groups.
Last year it was revealed that the IRS used inappropriate criteria to review organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names and policy positions, released confidential donor information and even private taxpayer records.
“These are serious abuses and an independent special prosecutor is required to ensure that wrong-doers are held accountable and that public trust can be restored to the IRS,” said Congressman Posey. “It’s obvious from the various Congressional hearings and letters to the IRS that officials there were not telling Members of Congress the truth and deliberately hid the facts from the public about the targeting of certain groups.”
In their letter to Attorney General Holder, House Members state that:
“To date, not a single IRS employee has been indicted for this offense. Ms. Lerner, who resigned from her position with the IRS, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and refused to answer questions. The Wall Street Journal has further reported that the FBI does not plan to file any criminal charges.
“In the midst of this inaction, The Washington Post has reported that the investigation into this scandal is being led by Barbara Bosserman, a partisan Democrat who ‘donated a combined $6,750 to President Obama’s elections and the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2012.’ Furthermore, she does not serve in the Public Integrity Section that typically oversees these matters, but rather the Civil Rights Division, historically the most partisan office at the Department of Justice. It is therefore reasonable to believe that her inaction is the result of political concerns rather than the demands of justice.”
The full letter to Attorney General Holder can be read HERE