About midway through Grandma Clinton’s second term we’ll probably discover her lost hard drive buried beneath boxes of Depends.
An inspector general investigating the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups has found thousands of emails from Lois Lerner, the agency official at the center of that controversy, according to committees involved in the probe.
Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said it found roughly 6,400 emails either to or from Lerner from between 2004 and 2013 that it didn’t think the IRS had turned over to lawmakers, the congressional committees said. The committees have yet to examine the emails, aides on Capitol Hill said.
Time to drag that little shit John Koskinen back before Congress and charge him with perjury.
The IRS’s admission that it couldn’t find Lerner’s emails gave a spark to congressional investigations into the IRS, which apologized in May 2013 for singling out Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status. At the time, the agency said it had routinely recycled tapes backing up emails before the controversy broke in 2013.
Lerner, who headed up an IRS division overseeing tax-exempt groups, was quickly placed on leave and eventually retired from the agency in September 2013. The House voted to hold her in contempt of Congress last year, but the U.S. attorney in Washington declined to move forward with those charges.
In a statement, the IRS said it was glad to hear that the inspector general found the new Lerner emails, calling it “an encouraging development that will help resolve remaining questions and dispel uncertainty surrounding the emails.”
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