IRS Erased Lois Lerner’s Blackberry AFTER Investigation Began
It’s been a rough five days for the Internal Revenue Service.
Last Friday attorneys at Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, said Department of Justice lawyers revealed a second back-up system that stores all government emails.
Presumably, this includes the emails to and from former IRS manager Lois Lerner’s account; emails that are sought by investigators on the House Oversight Committee because of Lerner’s connection to the potentially illegal targeting of conservative advocacy groups.
If true – DOJ officials are disputing Judicial Watch’s account of the conversation – this casts a serious shadow on the IRS’s credibility, since Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress under oath that the emails had been lost in a hard drive crash.
The news earlier this week that Liz Cheney would abandon her pursuit of a U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming — a quest which found her launching a primary challenge to long-time Republican incumbent Mike Enzi — generated a predictable overreaction from members of the mainstream media.
Salon’s Joan Walsh — a woman who is paid to be wrong in print about everything — declared the moment indicative of “the fizzling of the Tea Party as an oppositional force.” As is her wont, Ms. Walsh is making the wish the father of the thought.
That the dust-up in Wyoming doesn’t…
"When Congress reconvenes on Monday, September 8, Republicans should fire a torpedo directly into the USS Obamacare. It would blast the creaking vessel’s hull well below the waterline and possibly flood the engine room. And for this, a recent survey reveals, Americans of all stripes would cheer wildly. Republicans must sink the Obamacare bailout. Believe it or not, Obamacare forces taxpayers…[more]
—Deroy Murdock, Scripps-Howard Columnist and Hoover Institution Media Fellow
— Deroy Murdock, Scripps-Howard Columnist and Hoover Institution Media Fellow