Perry Mason? Columbo? Sherlock Holmes? Can anyone unravel the mystery of what happened to these emails.
Ms. Lerner ran the division that gave unwarranted scrutiny into tea party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. The House has since voted to hold her in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify under oath.
The IRS has told Congress that it has lost some of former employee Lois G. Lerner’s emails, including some covering communications with Democrats in Congress and with other parts of the government, the House’s top tax-law writer said Friday.
The agency blamed a computer crash for the mishap.
Too bad Nixon didn’t record on a computer. He could have blamed a CP/M crash for it.
Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said he was stunned that it took more than a year into the investigation for the IRS to inform Congress that it didn’t have those emails.
I’m stunned that it took the IRS a year to find and delete the emails and then come up with that excuse. It needs better cover up and tech experts.
Any teenager could have deleted the emails and come up with that excuse in an hour.
“The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to congressional inquiries,” Mr. Camp said. “There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General.”
I’m sure Holder will get right on that. After he investigates Fast and Furious and Benghazi. Or maybe he’ll just deliver another speech complaining about racism and demanding tranny bathrooms.
My money is on the tranny bathrooms.
In emails that were turned over to Congress, Ms. Lerner describes some of the files lost in the 2011 hard drive crash as “irreplaceable.”
I certainly hope not. A good look at those servers and hard drives might show that they are entirely replaceable.
Mr. Camp said the emails lost were “critical years” from the beginning of the targeting of conservative groups.
Wasn’t that convenient of the computer? It must have been a liberal PC.
According to the agency, employees such as Ms. Lerner have some of their “active” emails stored on the IRS centralized network. The rest they can save in their email archive on their hard drive, but those are lost if the hard drive crashes.
Or if someone takes a magnet to them, then set the drive on fire, pours vinegar on it and dumps it for trash pickup outside their $2.4 million government mansion in Bethesda.