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Louie Gohmert on Lois Lerner: 'I Would Vote to Indict Her'

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By    |   Friday, 23 October 2015 06:00 PM

It's "no surprise" the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute retired IRS official Lois Lerner in the tea party targeting scandal – but the "real crime" is the confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert tells Newsmax TV.

'In an interview Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show," the vice chairman of the House Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee blasts the Justice Department for being "[President Barack] Obama's personal Defense Department."

"Of course they're not going to prosecute this person at the IRS," he said.

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"The real crime is in the Justice Department's top leadership as well as in the Republicans that confirmed Loretta Lynch after she made clear under oath that 'I'm going to continue Eric Holder's using the Justice Department as our own personal Defense Department for our guys and persecution for people we don't like,'" Gohmert said.

"They went ahead and confirmed her anyway."

Gohmert charges the DOJ "has been used as a tool."

"[I]t is a very, very difficult situation in this country when you have patriotic people that want to report wrongdoing within the country, within other departments – whether Homeland Security or State Department or any other place – but they are so afraid, legitimately, because they know this Justice Department is used to prosecute anybody that may become a whistleblower," he said.

Gohmert declares an indictment of Lerner would have been in order.

"If I were on the grand jury and I just saw what I've seen in the press and what I've seen her say on television and I've looked at the law as I have, then I would say 'yes, we need to indict this person because she's guilty of at least a couple of crimes,'" he alleged. "I would vote to indict her just on what's public already."

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It's "no surprise" the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute retired IRS official Lois Lerner in the tea party targeting scandal - but the "real crime" is the confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert tells Newsmax TV.
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