A U.S. House committee voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about her role in scrutinizing Tea Party groups seeking tax exemptions.
Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner engaged in an “aggressive and improper pursuit” of Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a nonprofit political group advised by Republican Karl Rove, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
The House Ways and Means Committee plans to send a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying former IRS executive Lois Lerner should be prosecuted for violating taxpayers’ rights, misleading investigators and disclosing taxpayers’ private information, a House aide said.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP’s employment law head, Lisa E. Cleary, was named co-chairwoman and managing partner of the firm. She succeeds Robert P. LoBue, who was co-chairman and managing partner, and joins William F. Cavanaugh Jr. as co-chairman.
A detained billionaire who made a fortune as a middleman in Russia’s murky gas trade with Ukraine may hold the key for U.S. lawmakers seeking harsher sanctions against President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
Lois Lerner, who oversaw the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of Tea Party groups, was looking for someone from every branch of government to help resolve the issue that eventually cost her job.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn , the former International Monetary Fund chief charged with sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a hotel housekeeper, may have spent his last night in jail on Rikers Island after a judge said he can go free on bail while awaiting trial.
Lois Lerner, the mid-level Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a controversy over the agency’s scrutiny of small-government groups, will invoke her constitutional right not to testify before Congress, according to a letter from her lawyer.