Skip to comments.House committee subpoenas head of IRS to testify on lost Lois Lerner emails
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 agencys 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 Committees 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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“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
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
This is the IRS -— YEARS later.
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.
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.
government is REQUIRED to archive, so I don’t believe anything was lost, it was deleted manually.
It is very likely Issa has them already
It is very likely Issa has them already
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.”
Must be time to just ignore the subpoenas. Wait, they’ve already done that a couple of times.
“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.
government is REQUIRED to archive, so I dont believe anything was lost, it was deleted manually.
It was a Cleansing
Start putting IRS goverment officials in the graybar hotel....these emails will surface...
Absolutely. It was damning, so it’s gone.
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.
Have not there been useless subpoenas, already?
Either arrest someone ... or admit the Committee
works for Obama and Holder.
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.
” her computer crashed during the summer of that year. “
And when it did, e-mails were still stored on the server.
The IRS has demonstrated obstruction of justice and there is a high likelihood that they are engaging in the destruction of evidence.
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.
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!
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).
Obamas Impeachment & Conviction will be absolutely open-and-shut.
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.
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?
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
Don’t bet on it.
I’m tired of these committees acting surprised. Did they really think criminals will provide evidence against themselves?
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.”
Simple test. Unplug your computer from the internet. Now see if you can access your email.