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IRS Agrees To Give House Committee All Lois Lerner Emails
Daily Caller ^ | 3:33 PM 05/08/2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 05/08/2014 10:28:19 PM PDT by Red Steel

The IRS has finally agreed to hand over all of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails to the House Committee on Ways and Means, The Daily Caller has learned.

New IRS commissioner John Koskninen previously said that it could take years to provide all of Lerner’s emails to congressional investigators. But Ways and Means’ referral of criminal charges against Lerner to the Department of Justice, coupled with the House of Representatives’ holding Lerner in contempt of Congress Wednesday, has changed the tenor of the investigation into the IRS conservative targeting scandal.

“While it is good that we are finally getting these emails, it should never have taken this long. The agency is finally doing what is right and hopefully this is the last of the delays,” House Ways and Means chairman Rep. Dave Camp said in a statement.

“It is almost a year to the day since Lois Lerner ‘apologized’ for the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and we need to get to the bottom of this,” Camp said. “These documents are critical to an investigation that is holding the IRS accountable and ensuring the constitutional rights of these groups are never trampled on again. The Committee will thoroughly review the Lerner documents and follow them wherever they may lead.”

As Washington-based director of exempt organizations for the IRS, Lerner oversaw the improper targeting of conservative groups between 2010 and 2012. Lerner has thus far refused to answer congressional investigators’ questions about her conduct.

The Daily Caller has reported on emails showing Lerner coordinating with White House officials, the Department of Justice, the Federal Election Commission, and the Treasury Department.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: irs; loislerner

1 posted on 05/08/2014 10:28:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I’ll believe it when it happens.

And I fully expect the IRS to “overlook” some critical emails.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 10:30:55 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Red Steel

I guess it took them awhile to sanitize everything.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 10:31:56 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Red Steel

I expect the dems, Lerner, Obama, Holder will try to run the clock out on this and other scandals.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 10:34:06 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Red Steel
Looks like it is about time for Lois to undergo a fashion makeover.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 10:53:28 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: Red Steel

Is this going to include her personal email accounts?


6 posted on 05/08/2014 10:55:33 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Red Steel

The IRS has already destroyed the really incriminating emails. The rest will be heavily redacted.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 11:04:48 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Doomonyou

Bingo.


8 posted on 05/08/2014 11:21:31 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Boiler Plate

No. When you work for any government agency....you get a personalized gov’t account, which connects to your division account, and if on any projects....a project-related account. The personal stuff (like Yahoo)...don’t fall into this category.

I will say this....in an average year (having been in gov’t employment)...there’s probably about 6,000 emails as a minimum coming into or out of your account. A quarter are about division parties, security threats, flowers for some employee who passed on, etc. And another quarter will be about meetings, their times, cancellations, or results of the meeting.....which tend to be of zero value.

If she’s assigned a Blackberry....then you could figure she’s looking and responding to emails....twenty-four hours a day....seven days a week.....and it’s bound to get up around 10,000 emails for an entire year.

And I would add this....I can remember in 1992....when the Air Force was first stepping into emails...and I might have gotten a max of seven emails a month. Imagine going back 1989, with zero emails, and all correspondence was done by typewriter, and you spent three hours developing a one-page response, with proper verbs, nouns, and cited all correspondence.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 1:04:05 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Red Steel

It’s going to take them years!!??

Go to the folder, hit select all, and then press delete. I MEAN SEND! PRESS SEND!! Oops - too late.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 1:07:31 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Red Steel

Anybody that believes they will turn over ALL of her e-mails, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale real cheap. . .


11 posted on 05/09/2014 1:13:17 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Hold the Thought. .About to have a blues attack. Now gone pecan. . .)
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To: Red Steel

12 posted on 05/09/2014 1:16:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Doomonyou

Harder than you might think. They really don’t know what the committee already has and has been sitting on just waiting for the right moment to pounce.

It’s the same thing with Gowdy and Benghazi. The smoking gun has them all freaked, but Gowdy’s statement that he already has more evidence than he is showing has to have them pissing their pants because they dare not withhold anything that he “might” already have. That would definitely blow things apart.

And what if Gowdy has a witness? Someone he is keeping in the background now, but who is willing to come forward at the proper time to lay things bare. This is the kind of battle of nerves that a good prosecutor loves.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 2:13:04 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Red Steel

Doubt it, more delay tactics..


14 posted on 05/09/2014 3:11:37 AM PDT by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Red Steel

Someone has just thrown Lerner under the bus


15 posted on 05/09/2014 3:35:08 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Doomonyou

Likely many of the emails are already leaked and the official presentation is for making them admissible in a court of law.

If any smoking gun or condemning emails are missing, then this will go another round or two or three.

I suspect the release of a selected subset of emails is an attempt to get Lerner off the hot seat and kept out of jail; so she won’t ‘sing’.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 3:56:26 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: fatnotlazy

“The IRS has already destroyed the really incriminating emails. The rest will be heavily redacted.”

Don’t bet on it. They may have destroyed the ones in her account, but can they still reach the ones in the accounts of other people on those E-Mails, or the backups from those accounts, or the re-forwarding of some of them? I can promise you there is never any assurance of that, and I would not want to be the person trying to explain what happened to those particular messages.

As dumb as some people are, the ones in IT understand this and likely will not want to risk a decade or two at Juliet just to try to protect her.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 4:21:58 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

Remember what Snowden said : When you have access to a persons e-mails, phone call logs, text messages, onstar records, phone GPS data, social media, then probable cause starts dropping out of the sky.

I wager Snowden, or another Whistleblower, has reached in and secured the required proof. A&Z, Gowdy, and the rest are documenting the enablers


18 posted on 05/09/2014 4:32:29 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Red Steel

They will provide paper copies in shredder bags...


19 posted on 05/09/2014 4:42:58 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Red Steel; All
"here! puppy! here! puppy!, go run after the stick!"
it was a trap; w/Boehner's/0'Muslim's fingerprints all
over them, the documents, have been "scrubbed clean".

20 posted on 05/09/2014 5:27:33 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: BobL
"As dumb as some people are, the ones in IT understand this and likely will not want to risk a decade or two at Juliet just to try to protect her."

This. The Obamanista regime has proven itself totally incompetent in the field of IT, and it has proven to be their Achilles heel, time after time. They never learn. That's because like their leader, they believe themselves to be the smartest people in the room. Guffaw...
21 posted on 05/09/2014 5:44:47 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

“The Obamanista regime has proven itself totally incompetent in the field of IT”........

Nothing could be more true. I suggest they take a look at the entire IRS computer system. My guess is they are still using 1960’s technology AND people trained in the use of such. Mind boggling!


22 posted on 05/09/2014 5:53:35 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37

Doesn’t this depend on what the meaning of “all” is?


23 posted on 05/09/2014 6:09:32 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Boiler Plate; pepsionice

They still haven’t got to the bottom of the former head of the EPA and her private email accounts.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eagles6

Exactly. However the former head of the EPA was using a false gov’t account as well.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:17 AM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: BobL

Remember emailgate, Northrup Grumman and Mrs Crabtree? I doubt that we saw all of those emails. I doubt we’ll see these.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 7:52:10 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?e)
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To: Red Steel

Yeah, right. “Here they are, both of them, and all nicely redacted.”


27 posted on 05/09/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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