Incriminating Lois Lerner’s e-mails aren’t the only ones ‘lost’ now – the IRS can’t find emails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups.
While large companies are forced to keep expensive backups of all email correspondence and get in trouble if they don’t – the IRS can blame ‘computer crashes’ for their loss of emails.
Veteran IT professionals state that the IRS’ claim that they lost two years’ emails is “simply not feasible.”
Well, of course the IRS is completely full of it, but they know that tomorrow the public will completely forget everything, especially with Obama in the White House, who provides a never ending stream of scandals.
It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.
The IRS recently informed Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.
The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the targeting scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding a special prosecutor to investigate “every angle” of the events that led to Lois Lerner’s revelation in May 2013 that the agency had used inappropriate criteria to review the applications for tax exemption.
The lawmakers expressed particular outrage that the agency has known since February that it would not be able to produce the e-mails requested by the committee yet did not apprise the committee of that fact, and they charged in a statement that the IRS is attempting to “cover up the fact that it convenient lost key documents in the investigation.”
If Lerner is the central figure in the scandal — Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa said Monday evening he believes she was the senior-most official involved — Flax may be an important auxiliary figure.