Republicans’ congressional investigations are making progress. NRO’s Eliana Johnson, who has been doing yeoman’s work covering the developing story of the IRS abuses, reports:
A congressional source has confirmed to National Review Online that embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who has been on paid administrative leave since May, is retiring. The Associated Press is reporting that Lerner’s retirement is effective Monday. According to the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Sander Levin (D, Mich.), Lerner’s resignation comes as the Accountability Review Board investigating the scandal was set to recommend her termination on the basis of mismanagement and “neglect of duties.”
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According to reports, the agency’s acting adminstrator, Danny Werfel, asked for Lerner’s resignation when he took the helm in the wake of the targeting scandal, but she refused to tender it. Several top IRS officials have retired or been been placed on paid leave since news of the scandal broke . . . .
Read the whole thing at National Review Online.