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IRS must take oath on Lerner emails: judge
Politico ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 07/10/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT by mandaladon

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost emails connected to Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal.

The action is the latest in conservative group Judicial Watch’s bid to discover more on the missing emails after the group won a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS.

The revelation last month that Lerner’s and potentially other tax officials’ emails are lost after computer crashes has revived the year-plus long controversy over added scrutiny the agency gave to tea party groups seeking nonprofit status. Republicans suspect Lerner blitzed her own computer, while Democrats say it is all a wild goose chase.

Judge Emmet Sullivan gave the government 30 days, until Aug. 10, to file a declaration signed by “appropriate” IRS officials under oath — sworn to be the truth under penalty of perjury — addressing the lost emails. The judge said the declaration, which should also include ways to recover the emails, will help inform the court about whether there is a need for limited discovery as requested by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.

In addition to the written declaration, the judge also ordered that the government and Judicial Watch meet with Magistrate Judge John Facciola until Sept. 10 to discuss how the IRS can possibly obtain or recover the lost emails and documents from other sources. Judicial Watch is seeking information on what kinds of efforts the IRS has gone to in order to recover the lost information as well as how the agency is identifying additional sources, such as Lerner’s assistant, to try to find them.

Judicial Watch has had success using FOIA to get emails in other controversies, including the killings in Benghazi.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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

1 posted on 07/10/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Swearing an oath means nothing to communists. They’re commie lib atheists. They’re going to lie anyway.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 6:12:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: mandaladon

Procedural SOP. Let’s see what comes of it.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 6:12:38 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: mandaladon

Orchestra....strike up the band....

Dog and pony show....


4 posted on 07/10/2014 6:13:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Liberals? Oath?

Might as well ask them to put their hand on MAD magazine...most of them will have a hard time keeping a straight face.

5 posted on 07/10/2014 6:16:11 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: mandaladon

Judicial Watch seems to be doing the work that the Justice Department refuses to do.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 6:25:23 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: mandaladon

Undoubtedly the Judge will be audited within a week


7 posted on 07/10/2014 6:31:02 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: mandaladon

anyone remember back when it was COOL to bash Judicial Watch..?

NO ONE ELSE is getting the great results that they are.

We owe them a lot, this time, too.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 6:55:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: billhilly
The next hearing will be tomorrow in Federal Judge Reggie Waltons court.
And Federal Magistrate John Facciola will be delving into the more technical ways to recover the email. He has a background in this area. I do not know when he will have hearings.
TWB
9 posted on 07/10/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: mandaladon

The Information Technology (IT) professionals covering for Lerner are technically savvy but have a sharp instinct for survival (as in not stupid). When they see the writing on the wall and a prison sentence staring them in the face, look for them to abandon the ruse and dump the emails on Congresses desk.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 7:13:44 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Vendome
Orchestra....strike up the band.... Dog and pony show....

Maybe so Vendome but I'll tell you this, without the efforts of JW, this story would already be a faded memory. D. Issa was going to get nowhere.

11 posted on 07/10/2014 7:40:01 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: TWhiteBear

Thanks. I appreciate the information.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 7:40:03 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: gaijin
“anyone remember back when it was COOL to bash Judicial Watch..?”

Yes, when Larry Klayman made claims he couldn't deliver on. He was mostly a disappointment, but his successors are getting it done.

13 posted on 07/10/2014 7:48:24 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: houeto

Hueto!!!!

Dude! Haven’t seen you in forever.

Ow you been?


14 posted on 07/10/2014 8:01:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: houeto

Since the republicans et al have shown themselves to be undependable cowards—

I think this is the coming trend, militia groups in the bundy stand off, groups like judicial watch, the tea party etc. are the wave of the future for those of us who have no longer have representation in our own republic.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 8:32:09 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that destroys everything it gets control of.)
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To: Cubs Fan

the so called envelope...has been pushed SO FAR....that I expect a lot of these outcomes in the very near future.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: gaijin

It was not only cool, it was correct.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 9:11:20 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: billhilly

He was also suing Cheney (then he became the darling of the liberal media when before they ignored everything that occurred, including the holding of two cabinet secretaries in contempt of federal court during the Clinton years - not a peep of coverage).


18 posted on 07/10/2014 9:12:52 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Ben Mugged

“The Information Technology (IT) professionals covering for Lerner are technically savvy but have a sharp instinct for survival (as in not stupid). When they see the writing on the wall and a prison sentence staring them in the face, look for them to abandon the ruse and dump the emails on Congresses desk.”

I’m glad to hear you say that. Our side must have some mighty fine IT guys as well, you seem to be implying. Still, I will wait and see.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 10:09:28 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I was going to comment something like.....

An oath? These people don’t give a damn about oath`s if they can save their hide, and their incompetent Nero like idol worship.

A day will come when they curse themselves and “leaders” like Obama.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 11:01:03 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Vendome
Been doing fine. I'm 1000 miles away from home working in Pennsylvania.

You?

21 posted on 07/11/2014 2:30:43 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Cubs Fan
for those of us who have no longer have representation in our own republic.

Heck, I'd settle for representation in our own PARTY!

22 posted on 07/11/2014 2:38:36 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: mandaladon

Imagine that. The judge wants to hold the IRS to the same standard they impose on any taxpayer when they sign their return.

Won’t do a damn bit of good.

They will lie anyway, and Eric Witholder’s DOJ will do nothing.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 2:45:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: houeto

Had 3 operations on my shoulder.

Torn Rotator Cuff.

Hideous an unbelievable pain.

Getting ready to go back to work.

I have an idea for two businesses and need private jet money... or enough so that when I wear the letter off a bar of soap, I can just throw it away...


24 posted on 07/11/2014 3:55:27 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome
or enough so that when I wear the letter off a bar of soap, I can just throw it away...

Hehe...don't we all. Glad you've recovered, now GET TO WORK! (as my wife would say)

25 posted on 07/11/2014 8:46:44 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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