The FBI’s investigation into the IRS scandal has yielded no criminal charges. That’s not so surprising, considering that the bar for criminal behavior is set fairly high.
And that there really wasn’t all that much of an investigation:
Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who has represented about a dozen groups that faced such IRS questioning, said the FBI has yet to contact her clients over the issue. “As far as I can tell, nobody has actually done an investigation. This has been a big, bureaucratic, former-Soviet-Union-type investigation, which means that there was no investigation,” she said. “This is a deplorable abuse of the public trust, but I am not surprised.”
The WSJ has a similar opinion:
The story by Devlin Barrett says that investigators found no political bias but instead merely bureaucratic mismanagement. We’d be willing to credit that conclusion if there were more evidence that anyone did much of an investigation. Congressional probers say FBI director James Comey has refused to provide details about the resources it has devoted to the probe, though such basic information would not interfere with the investigation. Cleta Mitchell, a prominent lawyer who represents several conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, reports that the FBI hasn’t contacted any of her clients. That’s like investigating a burglary without interviewing the burgled.