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Huckabee Speaks Out Against the Injustice Against the Little People
As reported in the 23 October 2015 edition of NewsMax, Mike Huckabee came out swinging when he heard of the actions of the most corrupt administration’s use of the IRS:
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who this week called the IRS a “criminal enterprise,” says the announcement Friday that former agency official Lois Lerner will not be charged for allegedly spearheading the targeting of conservative groups is not unexpected.
“I don’t think any of us are that surprised. The Justice Department is very selective in how they pursue criminal charges. What they are good at, what the IRS is good at, is harassing Americans who are innocent,” Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, said on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“By the time they get through the harassment, Americans wish they were guilty just to get it over with because they have unlimited resources of the government. They put a lot of people out of business.”
On Friday, the Justice Department told Congress it is ending its two-year probe into whether the IRS targeted conservative, tea party and religious groups. It said Lerner, who oversaw screening applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status, will not be charged. Nor will her former staff.
During the investigation, the IRS claimed to have lost many of the emails to and from Lerner, somewhat thwarting the probe.
“It’s stunning to me that this very IRS that demands I keep every receipt so if they audit me, I have to prove that I really did pay what I said I paid,” Huckabee said.
“But they can lose an entire hard drive’s worth of emails and correspondence and that somehow is perfectly OK, even though it violated every federal protocol there was about record keeping and having proper backups. I just don’t buy it.
Considering the number of times that Lois Lerner:
- plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination,
- lied under oath,
- lost e-mails, and
- lost computers …
it would seem that even the corrupt Justice departments under Holder and Lynch could approximate a form of justice.