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The IRS under oath By NY Post Editorial Board
« on: July 14, 2014, 03:12:36 PM »

The IRS under oath

By Post Editorial Board

July 13, 2014 | 8:23pm

At a recent hearing, Rep. Paul Ryan neatly summarized the problem the IRS has when he responded to Commissioner John Koskinen this way: “I don’t believe it. That’s your problem: Nobody believes you.”

Now two federal judges have basically said the same thing. Last Thursday, US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee, ordered the IRS to designate an official to explain — under oath — how it lost the Lois Lerner e-mails. The judge also asked a federal magistrate to look at other ways the court might find the IRS records.

The order was followed the next day with a similar order from Sullivan’s colleague on the federal bench, Judge Reggie Walton, a George W. Bush appointee. Walton is hearing a case brought by True the Vote, a conservative outfit targeted by the IRS.

True the Vote fears the IRS may still be destroying evidence, and is asking Judge Walton to allow an outside IT-expert outfit to audit the IRS e-mail systems to see if the IRS is telling the truth about how the e-mails were lost and whether they might yet be recovered. Judge Walton says he wants the IRS to tell him the IT qualifications of those conducting the in-house investigation — and give him an idea when that investigation might be completed.

Plainly, the two judges are echoing the Ryan line: We don’t believe you. And The Post will be eager to see if the official IRS version of events changes, now that it will be given to a court of law — under oath. Which raises the stakes considerably.

Put it this way: How would you like to be the IRS guy whose name will be on that sworn affidavit giving the IRS explanation of what happened?

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Re: The IRS under oath By NY Post Editorial Board
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 05:38:44 PM »
Let's see what those weasely bastards come up with to wiggle out of these two orders. 

This is gonna be good.


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