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Newly released #IRS emails indicate Lois Lerner’s contempt for GOP

Posted by: ST on July 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm » 3 Comments

Via Fox News: House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “—holes” and “crazies” – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives. The November 2012 emails were released Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., as […]

 

#IRS Commissioner Koskinen: “Backup tapes” have been found

Posted by: ST on July 24, 2014 at 11:34 am » 5 Comments

Say what? The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing “backup tapes” — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know “how […]

 

Rep. Cummings to Issa: Stop the “public harassment” of #IRS official

Posted by: ST on July 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm » 2 Comments

The Washington Examiner reports that, unsurprisingly, Democrat obstructionist Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is demanding the House Oversight committee stop the “public harassment of an agency head” – IRS Commissioner John Koskinen: The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a […]

 

#IRS under oath: Lerner’s hard drive destroyed to ‘protect taxpayer info’

Posted by: ST on July 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm » 2 Comments

Oh yes – they went there (hat tip): The IRS said under oath Friday that former agency official Lois Lerner’s hard drive was destroyed and recycled, echoing earlier testimony from its commissioner. In its most extensive comments yet on Lerner’s hard drive, the agency said in court filings Friday that the hard drive was destroyed in […]

 

Federal judge to IRS: You must explain ‘lost’ emails under oath

Posted by: ST on July 11, 2014 at 9:49 am » 2 Comments

The room definitely just got hotter for Democrats hoping this scandal will just go away. Via Fox News: A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain “under oath” how the agency lost a trove of emails from the official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan […]

 

Lois Lerner’s attorney: She tried to retrieve lost #IRS emails

Posted by: ST on June 30, 2014 at 8:37 am » 2 Comments

Not a believable story, in my humble opinion. Via Fox News: The attorney for ex-IRS official Lois Lerner claimed Sunday that his client “did everything she could” to retrieve emails and other files after an apparent computer crash in 2011, though he did not venture an explanation as to why the agency went so far […]

 

#IRS: IT professionals skeptical of Lerner email loss story

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And I say “skeptical” because, I’m sure, the real language the head of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers used was not repeatable in polite company. IAITAM is an organization that issues certifications and sets standards for IT management, including the proper disposal of retired hard drives. This is what their […]

 

EPA tells Congress it, too, can’t provide emails due to “hard drive crash”

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 9:27 am » 1 Comment

Beyond pathetic, beyond believable (hat tip): The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employee’s hard drive crashed. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of […]

 

Emails released by House Ways & Means show Lerner targeted GOP Senator

Posted by: ST on June 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm » 3 Comments

Via Fox News: Congressional investigators have uncovered emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner targeted a sitting Republican senator for a proposed internal audit, a discovery one GOP lawmaker called “shocking.”  The emails were published late Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee and pertain to the woman at the heart of the scandal over IRS […]

 

Speaker Boehner’s meaningless, craven lawsuit

Posted by: Phineas on June 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pathetic. Speaker John Boehner announced plans for the House to sue President Obama in court to force him to do his job and enforce the laws. Without being specific about the grounds of the suit, one can safely assume it covers Obama’s non-enforcement of immigration laws along the southwest border and, perhaps, […]