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Department of Justice: We Heard About IRS Missing Emails On The News
Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 07/17/2014 4:27:43 PM PDT by lbryce

James Cole, deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, testified Thursday that the DOJ heard about the destruction of IRS officials’ emails in the news, even though DOJ has formally been investigating the IRS for more than a year.

“I think we learned about it after that, from press accounts,” Cole told House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan at a hearing Thursday on the DOJ’s response to the wave of computer crashes at the IRS that wiped out seven different employees’ hard drives. (RELATED: Meet The Seven IRS Employees Whose Computer Crashed). DOJ has allegedly been conducting a widely-mocked investigation into the IRS conservative targeting scandal for more than a year, and recently announced that a new investigation is underway into the IRS missing emails.

YouTube:We Heard It On The News

“So you actually read about it in the press and nobody in the IRS ever went to the Justice Department to give you a heads-up, knowing you were conducting the investigation that some evidence may have been destroyed?,” Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis ventured.

“Not before the 13th of June,” Cole replied.

Cole confirmed at the hearing that DOJ is now “looking into” the IRS commissioner’s delayed response in the IRS emails case.

President Obama previously said that he heard about the Department of Veterans Affairs deadly wait list scandal on the news. He also originally said that he heard about the IRS targeting scandal on the news “along with most of you.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doj; irs; loislerner; missingemail; scandal
There's been administrations in the past who have been forthright, those who haven't been charitable with the truth, those who've been outright liars and then you've got the unmitigated, brazen, mendacious types who can't tell the difference between the two.

I've heard the news today, OH! BOY!..
YouTube:The Beatles-A Day In The Life

I read the news today oh, boy
About a fraudulent man who was beneath the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, i just had to laugh
I saw the photograph

1 posted on 07/17/2014 4:27:43 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Well, at least they heard about them.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 4:30:47 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: All

At least Big Gov Inc. knows everything about the serfs.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 4:33:45 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Can you imagine the uproar from liberals, if anyone in the Bush administration had said, that they learned of problems in the administration from watching the news???

We would have heard lots of talk about how Bush was disengaged, how can he not know what is happening in his own White House, etc.

But because this happens with Obama, the media are very forgiving.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 4:34:42 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: lbryce

It should be obvious to everyone at this point that this administration realizes that the GOP will NEVER do anything about any of these constantly emerging scandals, and they are now intentionally mocking and laughing at the GOP as a point of inside humor.

I can just see them laughing out load and high-fiving behind closed doors after every stone wall, outrageously contemptuous, bull shit laden hearing.

Any 10 year old knows better than the lost E-mail nonsense, as your email is not stored locally, its on a multi raid server with tape back-up.

Etc. Etc. Etc…..


5 posted on 07/17/2014 4:41:29 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: lbryce

President Obama and his minions in the Administration are just grinning and flipping double birds at the House.

Eric Holder will never prosecute anyone who can hurt the president.

Harry Reid will stop any negative legislation in the Senate.

We are stuck with Obama until 2016.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 4:45:29 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: lbryce

That’s funny. What a poorly run organization


7 posted on 07/17/2014 4:49:15 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Dana Perino said that she would have been fired if GWB EVER had to learn anything from the news. This Admin lies so easily, they are obviously in close contact with Lucifer.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 4:49:25 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: lbryce
Department of Justice: We Heard About IRS Missing Emails On The News

This administration apparently does nothing but watch the news.

9 posted on 07/17/2014 4:56:31 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Patently true and they avoid “managing” and “leadership” like the plague.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 5:01:39 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Could Warren Buffet's oil trains be considered mobile Jihadist weapons of mass distruction?)
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To: lbryce

Trust once lost is very hard to regain.

Americans (except for the criminal illegals
and al Qaeda/Moslem Brotherhood)
will NEVER again trust the DO”J”
because of its massive OBVIOUS corruption,
lying, and treason, and its goading of
murders and assaults across America.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 5:06:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Behind closed doors? They’re giving America and the Republicans the middle finger out in the open, in broad daylight, for the world to see everyday.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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13 posted on 07/17/2014 5:41:08 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: lbryce

how could OBAMA have told BILL RILEY there wasn’t a smigon of evidence of a crime...if he didn’t investigate to know of what he spoke lies


14 posted on 07/17/2014 5:59:04 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: lbryce

Still waiting for a news broadcast that I owe any back taxes.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 7:58:48 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: lbryce

Cole was just one more piece of slime dodging and obfuscating to stonewall for the administration during the hearing today - he couldn’t give even the slightest bit of information about any investigation into the IRS requested by any Republican because the case was still open, but when a ‘rat asked if Lois Lerner’s meeting with the DOJ to talk about investigating taxpayers was legit, he was perfectly happy to pronounce it all above -board - it should be renamed the Department of Nojustice....


16 posted on 07/17/2014 8:58:15 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

What really amazes me is how this “administration” managed to recruit so many sociopaths.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 7:46:48 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: lbryce

I’m convinced the entire U.S. government is corrupt from top to bottom.

Prove me otherwise.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 12:35:02 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: lbryce

They heard it through the grapevine?

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thebigchill/ihearditthroughthegrapevine.htm


19 posted on 07/18/2014 3:54:09 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: ogen hal
What really amazes me is how this “administration” managed to recruit so many sociopaths...interesting issue - really a matter of self-selection, I would think - people who crave power at any cost, who don't care who gets hurt on the way, who resent any one or thing, like the truth, morality, laws or ethics, that stand in the way - they would naturally flock to the Democrat Party, which has been the home to thugs, opportunists, and snake-oil-salesmen for decades.....
20 posted on 07/18/2014 8:52:51 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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