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Lois Lerner Emails

Okay, so the Lois Lerner emails are missing and the IRS says they cannot find them.

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy.

The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner’s emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed 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.

“Her” computer crashing is not something that makes a lot of sense as the emails would be kept on a server as well as her system, but let’s put aside that false idea for a moment.

In 2014 during a hearing, Representative Jason Chaffetz asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the status of a Congressional subpoena for the Lerner emails.

His response?

“They get taken off and stored on servers and you’ve got 90,000 employees…” (2:17 in the video below.)

Koskinen’s answer sets up the question of whether he was lying when he answered Congress, or is the IRS lying when they say the emails were lost because of a computer crash in 2011?

Both cannot be true.

Wasn’t this supposed to be the “most transparent administration ever?”



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