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 burgeoning Department of Veterans Affairs scandal presages the dysfunctional future of ObamaCare, and it serves to erode what remains of Americans’ faith in the big-government model more generally.
For that reason, liberals find themselves desperate to rationalize by trotting out their usual litany of scapegoats: insufficient spending, the Afghan and Iraq wars, George W. Bush and even the Koch brothers.
“This predates my presidency,” pleaded Barack Obama in implicitly blaming Bush. “When I was in the Senate,” he said, “I was on the…
"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