Susan Stamper Brown

Interestingly though, Lerner decided to open up to the Justice Department. The Wall Street Journal recently reported her lawyers gave Lerner the green light to speak with DOJ prosecutors because they had "every confidence" the DOJ is fair-minded and wouldn't prejudge the facts. No kidding. Rutgers law professor George Thomas III hit closer to the target when he said, "One explanation is the one given by her lawyer. The other, darker explanation is that she and her lawyer think the DOJ is not interested in a serious investigation of the IRS treatment of these tax exempt groups." Ding-ding-ding.

Lerner should feel free to tell the truth because Democrats have already hedged a wall of protection around her. Back in January, the FBI said they have no plans to file criminal charges. Additionally, according to the WSJ, a House Oversight subcommittee chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio claims the DOJ assigned the case to an attorney who donated more than $5,000 to Barack Obama's campaigns.

Were certain conservative groups targeted in order to obstruct or delay their constitutional right to participate in the political process? Even if they were, in Obama's world, there is not even a "smidgen of corruption" -- because in Chicago, corruption is commonplace. Nothing to see here folks, time to move on....

Susan Stamper Brown

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