Skip to comments.Lawmakers: IRS knew for months of ‘lost’ Lerner emails, more documents missing
Posted on 06/17/2014 12:40:28 PM PDT by PoloSec
Republican lawmakers charged Tuesday that the IRS knew for months they had "lost" a massive trove of emails from embattled ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, but kept it "secret" until this past Friday.
The lawmakers noted that during this period, newly appointed Commissioner John Koskinen nevertheless assured Congress the agency would produce the documents, which are considered critical to their efforts to probe the targeting of Tea Party and other groups. Further, lawmakers said records from six other IRS workers appear to have gone missing as well.
"It looks like the American people were lied to and the IRS tried to cover-up the fact it conveniently lost key documents in this investigation," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., said in a statement.
Republicans on the committee said the agency knew as early as February that emails were missing.
Yet the IRS only revealed last Friday that it had lost an untold number of emails when Lerner's computer crashed in 2011. Lerner used to head the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status.
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Special prosecutor. Now!
Those emails “went missing” the day the news broke that the IRS was harassing, intimidating and threatening conservative Americans and other TEA Party members. This is the most thieving and corrupt administration this country has ever seen.
Who knew that the IRS was on POP3 email? /sarc
Not to worry. I heard on the top of the hour news some audio of Mitch McConnell giving a floor speech on the topic. That oughta solve everything!
And most people on the left will support an
government if they are “harassing, intimidating and threatening conservative Americans and other TEA Party members”.
The primary driving motivation of the left is vengeance.
Nobody “loses” e-mails. Even Barney Fife at Mayberry PD can pull up “lost” data like e-mails on a hard drive.
Let’s have a forensic computer guy take a look at those hard drives.
I will never forgive the them.
Yeah, but to quote an extremely dumb broad, “What difference, at this point, does it make”?
Is anything going to come of this? Is this administration’s purposeful abuse of power via the IRS ever going be see any consequence whatsoever?
Do you know what John Boner has to say about this?
“OOOOOOooooooooo, don’t make me do this, it’s toooo haaaaard”....
"As a fed employee I know that emails are not kept on computers (not even our issued ones). We have to log in to the main frame to access our emails. Cannot read or write without being logged in.
"My dinosaur laptop has crashed three times and BEEN REPLACED; my emails are STILL THERE. Even from years ago."
Someone needs to provide a FOIA request for all hard drives involved.
True. Barry even said so prior to our last banana republic style “election”. “Voting is the best REVENGE”. - Barry Soetoro, Community Organizer.
That takes too long.
The House has a DUTY to send the House Sergeant at Arms to immediately arrest Lerner and these other IRS crooks and hold them indefinitely until that testify truthfully and completely to the oversight committee.
Hand them to the special prosecutor after they've spilled the beans.
No doubt at all that they lied. However, the media is sitting on it. The brain-dead American public pays attention to things only when the media givse the 24/7 obsessive treatment. Like they do for scandals involving Republicans.
That works for me.
It was a Cleansing
Nixon’s team did a better job of making excuses than this crew.
Shut down the IRS and install a flat tax . Obviously, this bunch of crooks can’t be trusted.