More to Learn about Lerner's Abuses

Carol Platt Liebau
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 8:09 PM

Recall that as head of the Enforcement Office at the FEC, it seems that Lois Lerner spearheaded the harassment of conservative groups, specifically the Christian Coalition.

Well, according to George Will, Lois Lerner had her finger in at least one other pie, specifically the US Senate race between Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Al Salvi:

In the fall of 1996, at the campaign's climax, Democrats filed with the Federal Elections Commission charges alleging campaign finance violations by Salvi's campaign. These charges dominated the campaign's closing days. Salvi spoke by phone with the head of the FEC's Enforcement Division, who he remembers saying: "Promise me you will never run for office again, and we'll drop this case." He was speaking to Lois Lerner.

After losing to Durbin, Salvi spent four years and $100,000 fighting the FEC, on whose behalf FBI agents visited his elderly mother demanding to know, concerning her $2,000 contribution to her son's campaign, where she got "that kind of money." When the second of two federal courts held that the charges against Salvi were spurious, the lawyer arguing for the FEC was Lois Lerner.

If, indeed, Holly Paz has been fired, why is Lois Lerner still on (taxpayer-paid) administrative leave?

The Government Oversight and Reform Committee should call in the Christian Coalition, Al Salvi, and anyone else who has been victimized by Lerner, hear their stories, and then call her back to respond.  Would she take the Fifth (again)?!