Various media sources have reported that federal District Court Judge Reggie Walton has ordered the IRS to finally respond to various legal requests for information and documents made by the conservative tea party organizations that sued the agency.
At the end of 2013, the IRS proposed a new, restrictive regulation to change its definition of “campaign-related political activity” by nonprofit 501(c)(4) advocacy organizations like the NRA and various Tea Party groups.
The Justice Department is closing its investigation of the IRS targeting scandal, claiming there is not sufficient evidence to “seek any criminal charges” against Lois Lerner or any other IRS officials.
Lois Lerner met with attorneys from the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and a representative from the FBI to discuss using campaign-finance laws to bring criminal charges against conservative non-profits.
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