Skip to comments.Judge orders IRS to explain missing emails
Posted on 07/10/2014 11:35:33 AM PDT by PoloSec
The IRS will have to explain exactly what happened to Lois Lerners missing emails to a judge and under oath.
Federal Judge Emmett Sullivan ordered the IRS to make a sworn declaration in writing describing how Lerner could have lost all the emails she sent to other departments from mid-2009 to mid-2011. The declaration is due by August 10.
The judge also assigned federal magistrate John Facciola to find out if there is another way to retrieve the emails.
The missing emails were sent during the very period in which Lerner, the former tax-exempt division chief, improperly targeted conservative groups.
The judges ruling was a significant victory for the non-profit government watchdog Judicial Watch, which had filed a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, request for Lerners emails from 2010 to the present.
Judicial Watch had requested todays hearing to have the IRS explain what happened to Lerners emails, and to explain why the group was never informed the emails were missing. Judicial Watch has been seeking the emails since May 2013.
Lerner claims they were lost when her hard drive crashed on July 13, 2011.
Just one month ago, the IRS belatedly informed congressional committees that Lerners emails were missing.
Incredibly, the IRS says the hard drives of six other employees, also under investigation in the targeting scandal, also lost their emails due to hard drive crashes, around the same time.
After todays hearing at the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Judicial Watch attorneys said they were very pleased and encouraged by the judges actions.
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What a coincidence! Perp-walking these bastards will improve American morale greatly!
Let’s see how they get out of this one.
If we had a responsible media in this country, the public would know what’s going on and be demanding the big guy resign.
“The judge also assigned federal magistrate John Facciola to find out if there is another way to retrieve the emails.”
Lerner: “My retriever ate my emails.”
I didn’t realize the other employees that lost their hard drive were under investigation too. Wow just so so much wrong.
This could be quite the interesting development.
it’s about time —
The regime is laughing at this delusional judge. A lawless regime is not going to suddenly start following the law. They have eric the redass Holder to protect them.
Here it is. It seems Judicial Watch is happy with the decision. This moves the story along until 10 August. That is good.
“. . . laughing at this delusional judge. . . .”
Maybe, but he is Clinton appointee and is black. It will be hard for the admin to demonize him. I don’t know much more about him than that he was very tough on the prosecutors who went after Senator Stevens without a real case, and I’ve read that he has been regarded well by Republicans and Democrats.
The judge is a black man. I guess he is not down with the struggle. He must be punished.
The poor judge - clearly he failed to realize that the IRS is above the law.
This means that everyone that contributes to the response to the judge’s order will be under oath and subject to prosecution for perjury. It will be interesting to see if they will risk possible conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice for the sake of their managers.
Look for the thug, Holder, to start a legal case which will require that all records be sealed so as to not prejudice a trial. That is the slimeball tactic tried and true for democrips. A lawless regime is certainly not going to be sidetracked by the law ...
One month later: Gee your honor we had a document all made up that explains everything but our dog ate it!