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Lawmakers: IRS knew for months of ‘lost’ Lerner emails, more documents missing
Fox News ^ | June 17 2014 | Fox News

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emails; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; koskinen; lerner; loislerner

1 posted on 06/17/2014 12:40:28 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Special prosecutor. Now!


2 posted on 06/17/2014 12:42:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

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.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 12:43:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: PoloSec

Who knew that the IRS was on POP3 email? /sarc


4 posted on 06/17/2014 12:43:44 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: PoloSec

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!


5 posted on 06/17/2014 12:44:34 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And most people on the left will support an

OBVIOUSLY CORRUPT

government if they are “harassing, intimidating and threatening conservative Americans and other TEA Party members”.

The primary driving motivation of the left is vengeance.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PoloSec

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.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 12:47:44 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: MrB

I will never forgive the them.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PoloSec

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?

No!

Do you know what John Boner has to say about this?

“OOOOOOooooooooo, don’t make me do this, it’s toooo haaaaard”....


9 posted on 06/17/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: PoloSec
Check out this email from my inbox this morning:

"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."

10 posted on 06/17/2014 12:50:14 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're not paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: PoloSec

Someone needs to provide a FOIA request for all hard drives involved.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 12:50:24 PM PDT by r0tten
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To: MrB

True. Barry even said so prior to our last banana republic style “election”. “Voting is the best REVENGE”. - Barry Soetoro, Community Organizer.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 12:50:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: TigersEye
Special prosecutor. Now!

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.

13 posted on 06/17/2014 12:54:13 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: PoloSec

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.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 12:56:02 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: PoloSec

the last thing her email server saw....
15 posted on 06/17/2014 12:58:43 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

That works for me.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

It was a Cleansing


17 posted on 06/17/2014 1:03:36 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

Nixon’s team did a better job of making excuses than this crew.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 1:10:23 PM PDT by alrea
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To: PoloSec

Shut down the IRS and install a flat tax . Obviously, this bunch of crooks can’t be trusted.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 1:15:04 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: PoloSec

Jail.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:58 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: PoloSec

so the Congressional committee investigating the IRS Lerner crimes is primed to do more huffing and puffing. Oh boy!!


21 posted on 06/17/2014 1:27:42 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: FlingWingFlyer

2011, Jar Jar Val: “After we win this election, it is payback time. For those who supported us, there will be rewards, for the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve. There will be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. With no election to worry about, we have two judges ready to go.”

Notice that they have had their district court judges overturning state laws as fast as they can?
And if this statement by the Reptoid wasn’t a,
“Won’t anyone rid me of this troublesome priest” statement,
I don’t know what is; the e-mails are just the smoking guns.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 1:44:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PoloSec

When republicans come back into power they will have the political cover to fire every singe IRS employee. I doubt anyone would shed a tear.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 2:41:04 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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