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Lawmakers seeking criminal referral to Justice Department over ex-IRS official Lerner

Lawmakers on a House committee are trying to send a criminal referral to the Justice Department seeking prosecution against embattled ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, Fox News has learned. The move comes on top of efforts to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress over her refusal to testify on the IRS targeting scandal. A meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to consider contempt is set for Thursday. But before that, the House Ways and Means Committee will meet Wednesday to prepare a letter to the Justice Department citing possible criminal activity by Lerner. Specifically, Fox News has learned the letter will argue Lerner violated the constitutional rights of citizens, gave misleading information to investigators and inappropriately released private taxpayer information. These accusations generally relate to the scandal over the agency's practice of singling out conservative groups seeking non-profit status for extra scrutiny.   Republicans argue that Lerner played a...

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