Nashua – Today, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing regarding the IRS Scandal and the thousands of lost emails from Lois Lerner and other senior IRS officials. John Koskinen, Commissioner of the IRS, testified before the committee. In response, former State Senator and 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert released the following statement:
“Clearly, the IRS, Lois Lerner, and the Obama administration are not cooperating fully with the House of Representatives investigation into the illegal targeting of conservatives by the IRS,” said Lambert. “Crimes were committed here – American citizens were unfairly harassed and targeted by their own government on the basis of their political beliefs.”
“It is now been more than a year since the American public learned of these criminal acts and yet no has been charged with a crime, much less gone to jail. Therefore, I call on President Obama to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of this scandal as the Obama Justice Department is clearly unwilling to do."
“Furthermore, I ask Rep. Ann Kuster to join me in calling for a Special Prosecutor. Her own tax problems are well documented. In order for the people of New Hampshire to have confidence Rep. Kuster is seeking the truth about the IRS scandal, she needs to join me in asking for this investigation to be moved out of the political arena and into the hands of an independent Special Prosecutor.”