Lois Lerner - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

Lois Lerner

Latest Stories

irs-political-groups_live_primary_image.jpg

irs-political-groups_live_primary_image.jpg

**FILE** IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 22, 2013, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner told the committee she did nothing wrong and then invoked her constitutional right to not answer lawmakers' questions. (Associated Press)

048d5b4ca973740e720f6a706700c5b9.jpg

048d5b4ca973740e720f6a706700c5b9.jpg

Lois Lerner is the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Lerner.jpg

Lerner.jpg

The IRS belatedly told Congress it may have lost some of Lois Lerner's emails after her computer crashed, and asserted that the backup tapes didn't exist. (Associated Press)

lerner.jpg

lerner.jpg

Lois Lerner doesn't appear to be making any friends in her upscale Bethesda, Maryland, neighborhood. In a video published Tuesday, the embattled ex-IRS director is seen trying to flee from a reporter into the home of a neighbor, who is less than thrilled to see her. (YouTube/Daily Surge)

7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_s800x533.jpg

7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_s800x533.jpg

Former IRS official Lois Lerner testified before Congress. (AP photo) ** FILE **

4_7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

4_7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

irs-investigationjpeg-0adad_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

irs-investigationjpeg-0adad_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Lois Lerner emails obtained from the House Ways and Means Committee are displayed in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lois Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. Republican Rep. Dave Camp, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

IRS Investigations.JPEG-0fb9a.jpg

IRS Investigations.JPEG-0fb9a.jpg

FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

3_7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

3_7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

2_irs-investigationjpeg-0fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_irs-investigationjpeg-0fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

irs-investigationjpeg-0fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

irs-investigationjpeg-0fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

4_53d446de1c72fc17560f6a706700d1d3_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

4_53d446de1c72fc17560f6a706700d1d3_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - This May 22, 2013 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups. The IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other IRS employees. But an untold number are gone. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

2_7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

7145c27ae91c811a590f6a706700fc7b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

3_irs-investigationjpeg-04e5b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

3_irs-investigationjpeg-04e5b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

**FILE** Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 5, 2014. (Associated Press)

2_irs-investigationjpeg-04e5b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_irs-investigationjpeg-04e5b_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

**FILE** Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 5, 2014. (Associated Press)

issa_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

issa_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, says the investigation into the IRS political targeting scandal is being stonewalled by a Justice Department that refuses to go after Lois Lerner (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

irs-investigationjpeg-0201f_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

irs-investigationjpeg-0201f_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O’Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

aptopix-irs-investigationjpeg-039fe_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

aptopix-irs-investigationjpeg-039fe_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O’Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

2_irs-investigationjpeg-06969_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_irs-investigationjpeg-06969_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

**FILE** Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O'Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel, who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner's missing e-mails." (Associated Press)