April 16th, 2015

How Lois Lerner evaded charges

It was really rather simple:

The Obama Administration’s latest gift to the former IRS tax-exempt chief came recently when U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ron Machen informed the House of Representatives that he would not file charges on its formal contempt citation against Ms. Lerner. This absolution, which shields Ms. Lerner from a grand jury probe, came on Mr. Machen’s final day on the job…

The House on May 7, 2014 held her in contempt of Congress and sent the citation to Mr. Machen.

The law clearly explains that the U.S. Attorney’s only “duty” “shall be” to “bring the matter before the grand jury for its action.” Mr. Machen instead sat on the contempt citation for 11 months, and on March 31 sent Speaker John Boehner a letter explaining he’d unilaterally decided not to investigate Ms. Lerner…

…the job of making these legal calls belonged to a grand jury—not Mr. Machen.

Good soldiers in the Obama administration don’t get indicted, thanks to other good soldiers.

And no doubt they get rewarded, too. As a commenter to the article wrote:

How convenient! Had Machen not resigned his position, as a presidential appointee he could have been impeached by the same House of Representatives. that was no doubt part of the calculus.

I can’t wait to see what his payoff is going to be.

Timing is everything.

That’s true not only for Machen, but for Obama. Run down the clock, and hope the American people forget. To care, they’d not only have to remember Lois Lerner and what she did, they’d have to learn what Machen did and what it signifies. And then for that to matter at all, they’d have to connect it to not just Holder but to Obama and his possible Democrat successor, and turn against them.

Otherwise, as a very well-known public official once said, what difference does it make?

25 Responses to “How Lois Lerner evaded charges”

  1. Yancey Ward Says:

    Well, it might well be pointless to do so, but you now send the same referral to Machen’s replacement.

  2. Cornhead Says:

    The 2015 Congress can cite her for contempt of the House and jail her – in its own jail – until she answers the questions. She waived her Fifth Amendment rights. It has been done before. The House does NOT have to rely upon the corrupt Executive to conduct its own oversight. Why should it?

    Maybe the House has moved onto Hillary’s insecure server, but I think this would remain a useful issue.

  3. Cornhead Says:

    Unsecure server.

  4. parker Says:

    Chicago on the Potomac.

  5. Roman Says:

    I have predicted that near the end of Chairman O’s term, pardons will be issued to the major perps: Holder, Learner, etc. No one will care, as it will be hardly reported anyway.

  6. n.n Says:

    Integrity seems to be an undesirable character trait in the scheme of things. Perhaps pro-choice or selective principles is the way to go in an amoral, opportunistic world.

  7. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Now that the democrats have demonstrated that, when they hold power, the law of the land will be the rule of men, rather than of law…

    And the GOP has demonstrated that they will cooperate with that lawlessness…

    We are faced with national elections that present the choice of either the leftist democrat’s fascist, ‘mafia’ style political party or the GOP’s WWII French ‘Vicchi’ style party.

    This state of affairs is, ultimately unsustainable.

  8. Molly NH Says:

    And further these free world elites/statists plot more & more ways to *get away* with shady behaviors & increase their
    personal wealth, yet not one of them has devised a method to deal with the slaughter of poor, innocent, average people in the middle east & africa. What is going on is a primer for just
    *how* they will take care of average americans when trouble arrives here. If they can get your self defense weapons before that day comes, so much the better !

  9. Ymarsakar Says:

    Death is the only power that can make a difference here.

  10. g6loq Says:

    Death is the only power that can make a difference here.

  11. Ymarsakar Says:

    Years ago, people liked to talk about justice and the American people “waking” up to any number of things, and correcting the injustice.

    Those people are still here, as in right here, but nothing has changed and everything people like me have said, becomes reality.

    The topic is so tiresome I’m tempted to declare it a result of retarded IQ numbers, but that is an insufficient explanation for the clowns around.

  12. g6loq Says:

    Years ago, people liked to talk about justice and the American people “waking” up to any number of things, and correcting the injustice…

    We once had the Code of the West.

    We’re now living the code of the East.

  13. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    “Years ago, people liked to talk about justice and the American people “waking” up to any number of things, and correcting the injustice.”

    People still value justice, they’re just mighty confused as to what justice is, thanks to the left’s lies and obfuscations. Hell, the whining assertion, “that’s not fair!” is liberalism’s mantra and a concern about ‘fairness’ is all about justice. But a perception of justice that is quite literally at war with the reality within which we exist is, by definition, a perversion of true justice.

    Two factors are responsible for half of America’s confusion, as to that with which justice consists. The first factor is the Left’s machinations such as Gramsci’s “March through the Institutions” and Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”.

    The second factor was identified back in the fifties by Whittaker Chambers, “One of Chambers’s closest friends, Ralph de Toledano, noted that when the “evil empire” collapsed, people asked him: “Would Whittaker Chambers still believe that he had left the winning side for the losing side?” He replied that Chambers, long before the collapse, had already seen “that the struggle was no longer between Communism and Western civilization, but one in which Western civilization was destroying itself by betraying its heritage.”

    In essence, “Communism had triumphed, not in its Marxist tenet but in its concept of man—a concept which the West has accepted.” It goes back to Chambers’s insistence that there are two faiths and the West must make a decision: God or man? As he wrote in Witness:

    “God alone is the inciter and guarantor of freedom. He is the only guarantor. [because what some men may grant, other men may take away] External freedom is only an aspect of interior freedom. Political freedom, as the Western world has known it, is only a political reading of the Bible. Religion [judeo/christian values] and freedom [enlightenment values] are indivisible. Without freedom the soul dies. Without the soul there is no justification for freedom… There has never been a society or a nation without God. But history is cluttered with the wreckage of nations that became indifferent to God, and died.”

    91%* of America is not ‘indifferent’ to God which is why we will win but 42% of Americans have been duped by the left and that is why there will be a much “wailing and gnashing of teeth”..

    *Only 9% of Americans rarely if ever feel pride in being an American.

  14. parker Says:

    All it takes is 5%.

  15. Ymarsakar Says:

    I think parker got it right on this subject some months or years ago when the IRS targeting of American patriots came to light, which was still years too late of course.

    He said something to the effect that nothing would happen to Lerner. I said that the Leftist alliance’s power would cover for them, since many people still underestimate the Left’s true power. They think they are dealing with some socialites or election officials, since they see the Left or the Democrat face as being a political party.

    The Leftist alliance is not a political party, it’s an alliance made expressly to make war on humanity at large. No matter it takes, they will clear you all out, even if it means obtaining the power of Islamic Jihad’s death and rape squads.

  16. Ymarsakar Says:

    yet not one of them has devised a method to deal with the slaughter of poor, innocent, average people in the middle east & africa.

    Why would they devise a method to alleviate the conditions of the spawning pool for the little girl and boy children they go overseas to “play” with? If they started demanding equal wages, they would have some issues up at the highest political levels.

    It’s very very easy to disappear a few thousand girls into the Islamic slave trade or the Eastern European sex market, with a few genocides, some starvations, and other civil wars. That’s partially why they conducted their Democrat Libyan war the way they did.

  17. Ymarsakar Says:

    With Qaddafi’s death, courtesy video of g6loq’s supreme linking, the world can feel calm and at rest knowing that the American Empire truly is now an evil empire that kills its allies like mad Neros and Caligulas of old, with gay homo perverse orgies forced upon prostitutes (tax payers) and lower class citizens like Christians.

    Now comes the Emperor. Now Come the Empire of old, praise to the high gods and the heavens of glory. Whether ally or enemy, America will strike you down as it wills. Whether you are for democracy or freedom, America will strike you down.

    The Evil Empire arises, the Evil Empire it cometh.

  18. Ymarsakar Says:

    Without freedom the soul dies. Without the soul there is no justification for freedom… There has never been a society or a nation without God. But history is cluttered with the wreckage of nations that became indifferent to God, and died.

    Religion came upon a solution to human issues. Whether it was Divinely inspired by the Christian’s God or the manifestation of Jesus Christ, I speak not of nor will I.

    The solution, however, I can ascertain. When it came to a human conflict, an ultimate mediator was required, someone with the authority to make good on the resolution and to make the conflicted parties agree to form a pact and work together. However, human mediators were corrupt, they could be bought, authority could be exchanged for greed or gold.

    The only way to ensure fairness was to grind out human hierarchy into stratified steps, with God at the above, slaves at the below, and the freedom to move up or down as one’s fortunes or efforts contributed. Humans being humans, they will always strive for the top, the Throne of the God King (like a certain modern day Messiah). In order to put that offlimits, God is separated from the mortality of mankind.

    Thus became into existence the System. Where the commandments of God over rode all other authorities and temptations to mortality. And this commandment itself was important. It was the commandment to obey your superiors and treat your inferiors well. It was the commandment to obey your own conscience, to exercise your free will, the new Jesus Christ, the Christianity, view.

    From my perspective, it is a rather clever system. If it was not divinely inspired, it would be hard for an educated 21st century denizen like myself to believe that a bunch of goat herders and carpenters came up with it themselves.

  19. cas Says:

    Good soldiers in the Obama administration don’t get indicted, thanks to other good soldiers. And no doubt they get rewarded, too. “…Machen resigned his position…” I can’t wait to see what his payoff is going to be.

    How about a visit from some “concerned citizens” bearing pitchforks, torches, and a rail for the former US attorney to ride upon? perhaps with some tar and feathers? Who will come to the defense of an obviously politically corrupt lawyer? Since we have so many of them lawyers running around causing havoc, I would call this a d@mn fine start!

  20. Ymarsakar Says:

    Cas, they know about that. That’s why State has armed bodyguards, mercs so to speak. Reid also has his own armed goon squad, which look like they are federal forces but don’t actually answer to he federal forces, if you get the meaning.

    Reid infamously used a slice of that force’s power in his home state to drive out people so he could take their land.

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