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House Ways and Means committee to vote on criminal charges for Lois Lerner

Patrick Howley Political Reporter

The House Committee on Ways and Means will vote Wednesday on whether to refer ex-IRS official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on criminal charges, The Daily Caller has learned.

Ways and Means’ vote will occur the day before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Thursday meeting to discuss holding Lerner in contempt for stonewalling Oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa’s investigation.

Lerner previously sat for a “Q+A” with DOJ lawyers on the IRS targeting matter that was not under oath. Information about that interview has been requested by the Oversight committee, but has yet to be made publicly available. DOJ’s investigation into the IRS scandal, headed by Obama political donor Barbara Bosserman, previously leaked the news that the department was not planning to file charges in connection with the case.

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