More evidence of corruption by this admin

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The Internal Revenue Service told Congress Friday it has lost a trove of emails to and from Lois Lerner, a central figure in the agency's Tea Party controversy, sparking outrage from congressional investigators who have been probing the agency for more than a year.

    The IRS said it cannot locate many of Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed during the summer of 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.

    Republican congressional leaders were incensed.

    "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," said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. "There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the inspector general."

    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he was "greatly troubled" that the agency didn't notify Congress when they first became aware of the computer problem.

    “Today’s admission by the IRS that they cannot produce Lois Lerner’s emails is an outrageous impediment to our investigation," Hatch said in a statement. "Even more egregious is the fact we are learning about this a full year after our initial request to provide the Committee with any and all documents relating to our investigation."

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...erner-emails-prior-to-2011/?intcmp=latestnews
     
  2. abcgrad94

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    Lost? I doubt it. More like deliberately destroyed and deleted. In this day and age when every word is recorded, studied, spied on, and kept for future dirt digging, I highly doubt it's possible anything was "lost."

    Reminds me of Hillary hitting her head and suddenly becoming forgetful. . .how many times do they think we'll buy this?
     
  3. Rolfe

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    Try telling the IRS that you lost all your records when they want to audit you...
     
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    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) asked the National Security Agency on Friday to turn over all the metadata it has collected on the email accounts of former IRS official Lois Lerner from January 2009 to April 2011. Stockman’s clever move comes hours after the tax agency apparently claimed it had lost Lerner’s emails from that same time period due to a computer glitch.

    Steve Stockman
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    “I have asked NSA Director Rogers to send me all metadata his agency has collected on Lois Lerner’s email accounts for the period which the House sought records,” Stockman said in a press release. “The metadata will establish who Lerner contacted and when, which helps investigators determine the extent of illegal activity by the IRS.”

    “The claim incriminating communications were erased by a glitch conjures memories of Rose Mary Woods,” the congressman added. “Barack Obama has brought us Jimmy Carter’s economy and Richard Nixon’s excuses.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...s-lois-lerner-emails-were-erased-by-a-glitch/
     
  5. Don

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    Just a thought: I'd be surprised if her agency was not using Microsoft Exchange for email; and I'd be surprised if they weren't making back-ups of the Exchange server; so the excuse that her computer crashed and they lost all the emails needs to be clarified as to why they can't pull those emails from the government-required back-ups.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. Emails aren't stored locally on a user's computer.
     

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