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IRS to Turn Over All Lerner E-Mails
« on: May 08, 2014, 04:54:53 PM »

 IRS to Turn Over All Lerner E-Mails
By Eliana Johnson
May 8, 2014 3:23 PM

Less than 24-hours after the House voted to hold disgraced Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, the agency agreed to turn over all of Lerner’s e-mail and correspondence to a House panel investigating its targeting of conservative non-profit groups.

“While it is good that we are finally getting these emails, it should never have taken this long,” Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp said in a statement, arguing that the e-mails are critical to his investigation. “The Committee will thoroughly review the Lerner documents and follow them wherever they may lead,” he said.

Republican lawmakers have been demanding the documents for months and, in March, Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa threatened to hold IRS commissioner John Koskinen in contempt if he did not produce the e-mails requested by the committee. Koskinen had told lawmakers it might take years to produce them.

The Republican-led House voted on Wednesday evening by a 231-178 margin to issue Lerner, the former director of the IRS’ exempt organizations division, in contempt for her refusal to testify before the Oversight Committee about her knowledge of targeting scandal.

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Re: IRS to Turn Over All Lerner E-Mails
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 05:00:12 PM »
May I ask what I hope is not a stupid question?

How do they know the email storage wasn't tampered with? 
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Re: IRS to Turn Over All Lerner E-Mails
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 05:00:20 PM »
I would be very surprised if there is anything too incriminating in the emails.  It is too easy to set up fake email accounts that are "shared" by multiple people.  In turn, drafts of messages can be shared but never sent. 

It will be testimony that brings this woman down.
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