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6/18/2014 (1 year ago)

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Story flies against stated IRS policy to keep printed, or 'hard' evidence of all official emails

The world at large doesn't believe it - likening it to a plot convenience in a poorly written Hollywood spy thriller. The Internal revenue Service, or IRS is proclaiming that it "lost" the emails Lois Lerner, along with six other agency officials associated with a scheme to target conservative organizations. If true, the IRS kept this secret for months.

The world at large doesn't believe it - likening it to a plot convenience in a poorly written Hollywood spy thriller. The Internal revenue Service, or IRS is proclaiming that it 'lost' the emails Lois Lerner, along with six other agency officials associated with a scheme to target conservative organizations.

The world at large doesn't believe it - likening it to a plot convenience in a poorly written Hollywood spy thriller. The Internal revenue Service, or IRS is proclaiming that it "lost" the emails Lois Lerner, along with six other agency officials associated with a scheme to target conservative organizations.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/18/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Lois Lerner, IRS, investigation


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The House Ways and Means committee learned of this on Tuesday, prompting the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to issue broad subpoenas for hard drives, thumb drives and other backups that Lerner and the tax authorities may have used to archive her messages.

According to Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and Rep. Charles Boustany, who chairs the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, the IRS has known since February that it no longer had email correspondence for Lerner. Other key players that were likewise implicated in the tea party targeting scandal has failed to share that information with Congress.

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"It looks like the American people were lied to and the IRS tried to cover-up the fact it conveniently lost key documents in this investigation," the two said in a press release.

"Plot lines in Hollywood are more believable than what we are getting from this White House and the IRS."

The Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS is at the center of a scandal involving years of intrusive screening of conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status. Hundreds of them saw their applications delayed and/or denied while politically liberal organizations received approval quickly.

The IRS informed the committee that 28 months of emails of the former head of the tax-exempt division, Lois Lerner, had been lost in a computer crash and could not be recovered because many records were not backed up on servers, tapes or external drives.

"IRS offices will not store the official recordkeeping copy of e-mail messages that are federal records ONLY on the electronic mail system."

It also requires its offices to back up email messages to "a separate electronic recordkeeping system."

The IRS also says its missing emails for Nikole Flax, who served as Chief of Staff to Steve Miller, who was then Deputy Commissioner of the IRS.

Flax visited the White House more than a dozen times between July 2010 and April 2013.

The Ways and Means committee leaders says that these visits were suspicious and will be the subject of further investigation.

"Who was she visiting at the White House and what were they talking about?  Was she updating the White House on the targeting or was she getting orders? These are answers we don't yet have, because - surprise, surprise - a few computers crashed," they said.

Camp and Boustany said Monday that "we are simply not going to accept the IRS claim that these documents are not recoverable. We will demand the president live up to his promise to work 'hand in hand' with Congress to get the facts."

Both wrote to President Obama asking for its records of emails between Lerner and employees the White House, the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Election Commission and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

Camp and Boustany asked Obama to order "an exhaustive search for all Lois Lerner emails" throughout the executive branch.

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