DOJ: We Have No ‘Conflict of Interest’ in Investigating IRS Targeting of Tea Party

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder

The Department of Justice said in a letter sent this month to Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) that Attorney General Eric Holder has determined that his department has no “conflict of interest” in investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups and that Holder, therefore, will not name a special prosecutor in the case.

The department’s letter responded to one Cruz sent Holder on January 22. In that letter, Cruz cited a report in The Washington Post indicating that the department lawyer overseeing the IRS investigation had made political contributions to President Obama and the Democratic National Committee.

“It strains credulity to say that, out of the over 114,000 employees at the Department of Justice, the only possible choice to lead the investigation was a major political donor to President Obama,” Cruz wrote Holder. “This, on its face, is a significant conflict of interest.”

Cruz concluded his letter to Holder: “Specifically, I would ask you to immediately appoint a special prosecutor, with meaningful independence, to investigate the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservative groups.”


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7 years ago

Of course there is no conflict, they and the IRS are both on the same page. They will break the same laws with impunity and help to transform the US into a 3rd world shithole together.

7 years ago

These people have no morals and nothing, so far, is standing in thier way to kill the rule of law. They believe they are above it. Some day…