Republicans have suggested that the Internal Revenue Service may have intentionally lost years worth of e-mails to and from Lois Lerner, a central figure in the agency’s targeting controversy.
Congressional investigators have subpoenaed all of Lerner’s emails to determine whether politics motivated the IRS decision to screen nonprofit advocacy groups based on their names and policy positions. They also want to determine whether the White House was involved.
Below is a timeline to shed light on how the targeting and missing e-mail controversies evolved. Note: This is a living document that we plan to update as new information becomes available — we welcome input from readers.