IRS' Lois Lerner held in contempt by U.S. House

Yesterday, May 7, 2014, the U.S. House voted in favor of holding Lois Lerner, a former official with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A handful of Democrats and all Republicans voted for the contempt citation in an effort to force Lerner into court to explain her actions while at the IRS. The IRS sees Lerner as the lynchpin in the investigation concerning denial and lengthy delays for conservative groups’ approval of tax-exempt status. Lerner is accused of either herself being biased against conservative-leaning groups, or being directed to harass the groups.

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