Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The IRS: The Very Embodiment of Record Keeping, Loses Lois Lerner's Emails?

For two years now, the IRS has stonewalled Congress in providing access to any records and communications related to the scandal over that agency's blocking of conservative groups from gaining 501(c) tax-free status.  Lois Lerner, a D.C.-based IRS employee, appears to be at the heart of it, and may in fact, have ties to the White House.  However, she has clammed up; refusing to answer any of Congress' questions by citing her 5th Amendment right not to incriminate herself.

Now, conveniently, the IRS -- the Agency that maintains so many detailed records on almost every American -- has managed to lose any and all emails either to and from Lois Lerner because her hard drive crashed.  Well, what about backup files?  Or, too, what about everyone who sent or received a Lerner email? They should also have a copy of those files on their hard drives.   Does anyone really find this "hard drive crash excuse" to be believable?  If anything, it just shows that those emails must contain damaging information and that they needed to be purged.  Obviously, there is an effort, here, to protect some high ranking people at either the IRS or the White House.  Does anyone smell a rat like the 18-1/2 minute gap in those famous Nixon Watergate tapes?  It's not looking too good for Obama's claim that the IRS scandal is a phony one.

Oh, by the way. The next time you get audited, try telling the IRS that you "lost" the supporting documentation for your deductions.  My guess is that you'll pay through the nose for that comment.


IRS lost Lois Lerner's emails in tea party probe: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/irs-lost-lois-lerners-emails-in-tea-party-probe/

Did The IRS Really Lose Lois Lerner's Emails? Let a Special Prosecutor Find Them Obama needs to address this 'phony scandal' and the public trust with real transparency: http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/did-the-irs-really-lose-lois-lerner-s-emails-let-a-special-prosecutor-find-them-20140613

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