Skip to comments.Oversight member on Lois Lerner: ‘Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails’
Posted on 04/17/2014 4:37:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Key members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressed outrage at revelations made in newly released emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice on prosecuting nonprofit groups.
One committee member said the emails prove why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerners emails. IRS commissioner John Koskinen was recently threatened with contempt for stonewalling the committees investigation. Koskinen claimed in a hearing that it could take years to provide the documents requested by Oversight.
The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party targeting and the extent to which supposed apolitical officials took direction from elected Democrats, Oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said in a statement. These e-mails are part of an overwhelming body of evidence that political pressure from prominent Democrats led to the targeting of Americans for their political beliefs.
Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerners emails, said Oversight Economic Growth subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan.
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Yeah, yeah.. When will someone in a position to do something actually DO SOMETHING??
As much as I hate Lerner, I also do not want the Constitution violated in going after her.
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” - 4th Amendment.
Papers and effects covers emails and phone conversations.
The NSA is violating the Constitution and so is anyone who obtains these records without a court order.
I’m glad all of these Republicans are putting forward legislation to strip the IRS of the power it is abusing. Oh, wait...they’re not doing that. They’re just using this to whip up the rubes to vote for them in an election year. They want to make sure all that power is there for them to abuse when team red gets back into the white house. Any congressman pissing and moaning about this but has not authored or sponsored legislation to strip the IRS of its power needs to get a big cup of STFU.
Dude, you wrong .work emails from agents like IRS hacks are NOT NOT NOT protected - if the IRS’s emails are protected, then none of us can possibly be protected ..don’t you see that???
Every e-mail she sent from any computer that was owned by the government is public property.
It is impossible for anyone who uses a government-owned computer to not know that. You get briefed - in writing and by means of a face-to-face conversation - before you even get to touch a government-owned computer. You also get reminded of it every time you sign on to a government-owned computer.
I would like to know how many government-owned laptops, phones, and blackberries are in her home.
Every one of them is subject to review.
It protects "the people", not the government. The people have rights. The government has powers.
That is a matter of public record.
They are in violation of the law for not disclosing them, her rights have been more than protected.
She’s a liar in the Chief Liar’s administration. He told O’Reilly and the nation that there wasn’t “a smidgeon” of scandal in the blatantly corrupt IRS targeting of conservatives. All of them should be arrested and jailed, as Scooter Libby was for giving “false testimony” in the bogus Valerie Plame flap.
Too much power.
Issa will convene another hearing in 6 months or so. I’m sure he’s just outraged...uh huh.
The leadership at the IRS needs to be flushed.
Oversight member on Lois Lerner: Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails
You knew that comment had to be coming.
The IRS scandal is about as bad as it gets (well ,maybe not as is seems they tried to use it to distract from Benghazi) and possible the biggest scandal to rock the country since Teapot Dome
Wait till they uncover how much Government money and resources were diverted to the 2012 elections campaign.
I'm sure Elijah Cummings would agree. I want Lerner to receive as much consideration as I would if I were withholding information from the IRS. The woman is being investigated, not as a private citizen, but rather, in her capacity as a government agent who, by her own admission, placed illegitimate government pressure on private citizens. WE ARE THE VICTIMS OF THIS CRIME. . no crocodile tears for Lois.
That’s why the chick at EPA was using a fake name/account for her work email.
I don’t think Lerner is a “people”, I think she is a government employee who needs to answer to her employer, the American people. We need the truth in this matter and if she and others conspired to silence American citizens unlawfully, she and the others involved need to pay.
Does my employer have a right to look at my company emails?
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