Most Transparent Administration Ever – Again.

IRS-Hammer-and-Blackberry-ROHWell, this is interesting.

The IRS filing in federal Judge Emmet Sullivan’s court reveals shocking new information. The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry AFTER it knew her computer had crashed and after a Congressional inquiry was well underway. As an IRS official declared under the penalty of perjury, the destroyed Blackberry would have contained the same emails (both sent and received) as Lois Lerner’s hard drive.

We all know by now that Lois Lerner’s hard drive crashed in June 2011 and was

destroyed by IRS. The emails of up to twenty other related IRS officials were missing in remarkably similar “crashes,” leading many to speculate that Lois Lerner’s Blackberry perhaps held the key. Now, the Observer can confirm that a year after the infamous hard drive crash, the IRS destroyed Ms. Lerner’s Blackberry—and without making any effort to retain the emails from it.

Lerner’s Blackberry became a source of speculation because of her inquiry into prosecuting Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley for an invitation he had received from an event organizer that was somehow sent to Lois Lerner.

Lerner’s inquiries were sent from her Blackberry. People had wondered what other emails were on the government issued Blackberry.

It now appears that IRS employees destroyed two Blackberries Lerner had used and the destruction took place after the IRS was served subpoenas for Lerner’s emails.

Who will pay for this destruction of evidence?

Probably no one and that’s the problem.

(You can read the the IRS declarations on Lerner emails, the handling of hardware and the attempts to recover the emails here.)

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