Skip to comments.IRS to give up, release all Lerner e-mails, documents
Posted on 03/09/2014 8:16:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
On Wednesday, we found out the Big Reveal on whether or not Lois Lerner would be emptying the bag for Darrell Issa. Nope. So many perfectly good conspiracy theories flushed down the tubes after I went through two pots of coffee dreaming them up. It looked like a big, fat nothingburger and another dead end. But now, seemingly out of nowhere, the IRS seems to have had a change of heart.
The powerful House Ways and Means Committee will get everything from disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerners email account since a few weeks before Barack Obama became president.
And Republican committee members are hoping theyll find a smoking gun tying the Obama administration to the years-long scheme to play political favorites with nonprofit groups tax-exemption applications.
After eight months of back-and-forth stonewalling, the IRS has agreed to turn over the complete contents of Lerners email account, along with other documents that two congressional committees have been demanding.
Well thats just great, I suppose. But theres a skeptical corner of my dark little heart which immediately begins raising some red flags. I suppose its something along the lines of what one unnamed staffer told the Daily Mail.
If theres not a Holy Grail email in this round of documents, a senior staffer to a Ways and Means committee member told MailOnline, then were not going to find it.
Whether thats because Lerner covered her tracks or because the IRS is shredding documents, were probably never going to know.
Theyve had eight months to sit on all of this data and come up with a battle plan, circle the wagons and get ready for this. In the bad old days, one assumes they would just have a vodka soaked party around the burn barrel and any damning documents could literally go up in smoke. But is it really that much harder in the digital era? I ask this because I honestly dont know.
It would appear so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They would never have released them until everything incriminating had been scrubbed.
“Redacted”with a CAPITAL”R”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh yeah well you just wait. Darrell Issa and the rest of those Republicans are gonna get to the bottom of this deal you just wait and see.
Obama was in the newly created "Office Of The President Elect" at that time.
The committee will find nothing and the IRS and libs can crow that they cooperated. This investigation is finished.
LOL! You beat me by about 4 minutes. Similar story, different source. Boils down to, she slides home free.
Check recent IRS purchases of large, black marking pens. They've probably bought a freightcar load.
There is a huge difference between emails, which are bits in etherspace, versus audio tapes with gaps. In other words, “shredding” is a cinch with bits and bytes.
I am so embarrassed that so many Americans were SO STUPID to have bought into the ethereal ‘hope and change’ mantra. He never said he would change it for the better, did he? And he denied he even said he would ‘fundamentally change’ America in the Super Bowl interview. There is VIDEO of him saying that, but no accountability for that BIG LIE, eh? No Big Media pointing out that whopper. The Libs have had control of Education (and Big Media) for decades and now those chickens have come home to roost with the power Obama usurps. Pray for our country.
‘All emails’ AFTER the incriminating ones have been purged
Remember, this comes after Lerner had her meeting with the DOJ (right after she refused to testify to Issa’s committee), so I’m sure they’ve got it all worked out.
“They would never have released them until everything incriminating had been scrubbed.”
It’s not uncommon for government officials to use a pseudonym and a private email account for nefarious deeds. Also, the danger of scrubbing them is that the addressee may not have deleted or changed their email. An obvious difference would look VERY bad. But, catching something like that means going deep and they’d have to know where to go with the second subpoena.
Dems never volunteer anything that is culpably damning. Someone would have had to search and seize the correspondences before they deleted them.
Let’s hope that someone,somewhere has the unscrubbed copies of the digital evidence. President Smidgen would never have released items that could be damaging to his palace of lies. In the digital age there is always the possibility of a secret download, a hack, an errant thumb drive smuggled out. Pray that one surfaces.