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House committee subpoenas head of IRS to testify on lost Lois Lerner emails
Fox News ^ | 06/17/2014

Posted on 06/17/2014 1:20:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A House committee probing the IRS targeting scandal has subpoenaed Commissioner John Koskinen to testify over the agency’s claims it cannot locate a trove of emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the former agency official at the heart of the scandal.

The IRS outraged congressional investigators Friday by saying it cannot find many of Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed during the summer of that year.

Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by Tea Party and other conservative groups.

Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he is feels the lost email claims are another example of the IRS’ “repeated empty promises of compliance with oversight.”

“I will not tolerate your continued obstruction and game-playing in response to the Committee’s investigation of the IRS targeting,” Issa, R-Calif., said in a letter accompanying the subpoena. “For too long, the IRS has promised to produce requested – and, later, subpoenaed – documents, only to respond later with excuses and inaction.”

Issa subpoenaed Koskinen to appear at a hearing on June 23.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; email; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandals; irsteapartyscandal; koskinen; lerner; lerneremails; loislerner

1 posted on 06/17/2014 1:20:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

(John 8:32)


2 posted on 06/17/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: SeekAndFind

Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight
and Government Reform Committee has long enabled,
and is COMPLICIT with the criminal Cummings,
the long-repeated empty promises of compliance
with oversight.

This is the IRS -— YEARS later.

Fast+&Furious NOTHING.
Benghazi NOTHING.
NSA NOTHING
Treason NOTHING
Open Borders NOTHING.

This treasonous committee did NOTHING but make
THEMSELVES richer, and their staff and themselve EXEMPT.
They are corrupt beyond the pale and COMPLICIT.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind
No matter how you cut it...it's a conspiracy.

And no matter how you cut it, Obama himself must be implicated in those emails.

And there is only one reason for targeting these folks....it takes away money from Obama's opponent.

4 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

government is REQUIRED to archive, so I don’t believe anything was lost, it was deleted manually.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:16 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is very likely Issa has them already


6 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

It is very likely Issa has them already


7 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind
“I will not tolerate your continued obstruction and game-playing in response to the Committee’s investigation of the IRS targeting,” Issa, R-Calif., said in a letter accompanying the subpoena.

Why not? You tolerated Lois Lerner's.

Unless she and her broom are parked in the House jail and I missed that bit of news?
8 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:49 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: SeekAndFind

This needs to be A LOT more aggressive than mere subpoenas. There needs to be seizure of entire banks of records and databases, NOW! There needs to be summary arrests of complicit suspects. There needs to be a fast-track investigation before all this high treason and unbelievable corruption “goes away.”


9 posted on 06/17/2014 1:25:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must be time to just ignore the subpoenas. Wait, they’ve already done that a couple of times.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 1:25:16 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind

“Issa subpoenaed Koskinen to appear at a hearing on June 23.”

I am surprised the date was not NEXT June! Just to give the IRS and Holder’s Just Us Department time to develop an excuse.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 1:27:03 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: 12th_Monkey

government is REQUIRED to archive, so I don’t believe anything was lost, it was deleted manually.

It was a Cleansing


12 posted on 06/17/2014 1:27:21 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

Start putting IRS goverment officials in the graybar hotel....these emails will surface...


13 posted on 06/17/2014 1:27:29 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: reasonisfaith
"I will not tolerate ... oooohhhh, ooooohhh" marvin the martian photo: Marvin The Martian marvin-the-martian.jpg Darrell and Barry remind of the old saw, "Politics is acting, for ugly people."
14 posted on 06/17/2014 1:28:45 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: molson209

Absolutely. It was damning, so it’s gone.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 1:31:54 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

AMP IT UP ISSA. Subpoena the IT people and/or contractors responsible for hardware maintenance. Subpoena the Disaster Recovery team and their written plan. And put Lerner in jail.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 1:35:47 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: Ray76

Have not there been useless subpoenas, already?

Either arrest someone ... or admit the Committee
works for Obama and Holder.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 1:38:32 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

The emails are not lost. They are being withheld. Every time we acknowledge the premise that they are lost, we allow the perpetrators to define a false narrative which allows them to continue withholding the emails.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 1:46:17 PM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: SeekAndFind

” her computer crashed during the summer of that year. “
And when it did, e-mails were still stored on the server.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 1:49:18 PM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: fwdude

I agree.

The IRS has demonstrated obstruction of justice and there is a high likelihood that they are engaging in the destruction of evidence.

Either
1) the emails exist on another storage medium, or
2) all the evidence has been purged by a team of professionals, or
3) they are in the process of destroying evidence.

Considering the level of effort that was used to clean Obama’s history (including kindergarden information), all three are very possible.

Issa needs a judicial order to seize and seal all potential storage sites. And it needs to be done NOW.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 1:59:51 PM PDT by kidd
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To: 12th_Monkey
government is REQUIRED to archive, so I don’t believe anything was lost, it was deleted manually.

That would be considered a felony. But like all of the other criminal activities this regime has done it won't matter because NOBODY has the balls to come down on these traitors!

21 posted on 06/17/2014 2:06:14 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Sacajaweau
And no matter how you cut it, Obama himself must be implicated in those emails.

Exactly the reason why these “lost” emails have been “lost”.

The emails ( including those of the six Lerner subordinates just announced today as also “lost”) exist on these servers as of this moment.

These emails will spotlight a bright, well-traveled path between Obama(White House) and the IRS.

Use of the IRS by any political entity to harass or impede political organizations for political reasons is a felony on the books.

Therefore, the content of these emails will lead directly to the impeachment and conviction of Barack Hussein Obama on the evidence created by this thick volume of emails (when printed and distributed by legal authorities, since they are non-classifiable as critical security documents).

Obama’s Impeachment & Conviction will be absolutely open-and-shut.

22 posted on 06/17/2014 2:19:34 PM PDT by henbane
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To: Ray76
Subpoena the IT people and/or contractors responsible for hardware maintenance

Yup. Those are the people that have to testify.

I'm a professional computer nerd. I can tell you there is no doubt by anyone who works IT for a living that not only are they lying about a hard disk crash destroying data, but they are lying about being able to retrieve it. For them to successfully  purge all copies of those emails would require the destruction of a huge amount of hardware and tapes.

All it takes is for the GOPe to stand up and call 'bullshit' on it, and not even the press would be able to supress it.

Of course, that won't happen because none of them is interested in actually doing anything to combat the banana republic this country has become.

Yes. that's right folks. You live in a banana republic that lacks even the senblance of the rule of law when applied to the ruling classes.

Of course, you and I must dot every 'i' and cross every 't' or the'll storm our homes at 3am and kill our pets, our families, and ourselves if we offer the slightest indication that we might resist. This is what it looks like, folks, when your government goes feral. Sadly too many Americans still think voting still has meaning.

I wrote an article many years ago about what you do to feral governments, but I've seen to have misplaced it. I wonder if one of the NSA/FBI scum that monitor this site could send me a copy. I'm sure you have it somewhere.

23 posted on 06/17/2014 4:52:40 PM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I know how to turn on a computer and very little more. And even I know the emails aren’t on my computer. They’re on a server somewhere. Right?


24 posted on 06/17/2014 6:26:26 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: unixfox

You are spot on. No one has the balls.

Being invaded right now, no one does anything
IRS targets certain groups, Nixon was going to impeached for something similar but no one does anything.
Americans die in Behghazi while the president parties, no one does anything.

When is America going to get sick of this $h!t and do something? Never


25 posted on 06/17/2014 7:50:44 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Don’t bet on it.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Diogenesis

I’m tired of these committees acting surprised. Did they really think criminals will provide evidence against themselves?


27 posted on 06/17/2014 10:40:50 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SeekAndFind
Forget dragging the IRS chief in for questions. Drag the managers for the IT department in and start asking them questions, with gentle reminders of federal record-keeping policies.
28 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: 4rcane

Your post reminds me of dealing with the county zoning and appraisers’ office.

I naively, though not in so many words, asked the question -

“How do I go about complying with the law to do what you don’t want me to do?”

Answer, again, not in so many words: “I won’t tell you.”


29 posted on 06/18/2014 6:55:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: VerySadAmerican
They’re on a server somewhere. Right?

Simple test. Unplug your computer from the internet. Now see if you can access your email.

30 posted on 06/18/2014 8:39:04 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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