Lois Lerner escapes as press focuses on baby Hitler

As news broke Friday that the Justice Department would not bring charges against the former IRS official who oversaw the targeting of conservative groups, members of the press appeared far more preoccupied with an article about time travel and killing a baby version of Adolph Hitler.

A two-year long investigation by the Justice Department found "substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints," Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik said Friday in a letter to Congress. "But poor management is not a crime."

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The scandal first broke in 2013 when Lois Lerner, the then-director of the exempt organizations office at the IRS, apologized in response to a planted question at an American Bar Association event in Washington, D.C., for targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

Lerner stepped down soon thereafter, and Congress launched multiple investigations, hearing from the leaders of groups targeted directly by the IRS.

On Friday, after a years-long probe by the justice Department, the nation learned that Lerner's role in the admitted targeting would merit no charges.

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