Apparently, you can lie to Congress but not to Judicial Watch.
The conservative watchdog organization is publicizing an admission by the Department of Justice that government officials can access emails reportedly lost in a hard drive crash.
The messages – correspondence to and from former IRS manager Lois Lerner – have been sought by congressional investigators seeking more information about the agency’s targeting of conservative advocacy groups filing for tax-exempt status.
In sworn testimony, IRS officials have told members of Congress that thousands of emails sent from Lerner’s government account could not be retrieved because a back-up system had also been erased.
But now attorneys at the DOJ are singing a different tune.
California has long prided itself on being a leader in promoting greater fuel efficiency in automobiles. The Golden State incentivized sales of hybrid and electric cars by allowing single-occupant use of its carpool lanes to drivers of low- and zero-emission vehicles. The “California Global Warming Solutions Act” (i.e. AB 32) seeks to fight worldwide climate change by imposing strict regulations and fees on state-based consumers of fossil fuels.
But after decades of demanding unending increases in fuel efficiency, “green” states like California are realizing that motorists…
"Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was 'removed or wiped clean of any sensitive…[more]