Newly Released Emails Show Lois Lerner Tried To Hide Online Conversations From Congress (Video)

Newly released emails from IRS Arch Villainess Lois Lerner, were the star attraction at a House Oversight Committee hearing,  Wednesday.  The emails, which are from an exchange that took place between Lerner and  IRS IT employee Maria Hooke, and Nanette Downing, the Director of Exempt Organizations, were dumped on Congress at 4:00 pm on July 3rd according to Rep. Jordan in the video below – which is just how this Regime rolls.

The emails clearly show Lerner trying to find a way to engage in conversations online with fellow conspirators away from the the prying eyes of Congress.

Warning staff to “be cautious” about what they said in email, she explored other ways to communicate online in secret.  She asked IT if chat conversations on the internal instant messaging service would be saved in a searchable format.

When she was informed that the data could only be saved if someone copied and pasted them to a file or email, Lerner replied “perfect”.



Via Truth Revolt:

Not a smidgen of corruption, all right. What we’ve got here is a  boatload of corruption.


The Noisy Room: The IRS Is Playing Hide And Seek With Emails:

I stand with Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who bravely asked why it has taken six months to get any of these emails. Establishing a chain of evidence is required here and this level of stonewalling is not just egregious, it’s ridiculous in the extreme. It is obvious that Lerner is trying to hide and destroy evidence. She is hoping to run out the clock, until some new emergency takes the limelight off her sullied visage. Lerner is sticking to her bogus line, claiming that the computer that sent the emails crashed and burned and the backup tapes were destroyed after six months. But you see, emails are forever, so no one believes that. Nor do we believe that six of her colleagues magically had the same thing happen to them – it’s just coincidental they were all involved in the scandal. And where did those emails go? I’m sure whoever received them has copies somewhere as well.

The GOP has been addressing this item though. I asked the GOP specifically about this issue: “I understand they are still gathering info on the matter. However, while they are doing so, shouldn’t they be subpoenaing people who also received emails from the individuals who claim that their emails were lost? I think we all know those emails are being hid and/or destroyed. My husband and I are both in IT and this doesn’t meet the smell test even remotely.” The answer:

Both the Oversight & Government Reform and Ways and Means Committees have asked for the emails between personnel, Lois Lerner and one of the five document custodians from the White House, Treasury Department, Department of Justice, EPA, FEC, and OSHA. To date, the White House has produced a very limited number; The Treasury Department has produced nearly 4,000 emails; and DoJ is in the process of producing its emails.

Cruz: “Amnesty is Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes” (Video)

 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke out today on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border.

He called the crisis on the border a humanitarian disaster of the president’s own making. “It is a disaster that is a direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness,” Cruz declared.

“Amnesty is unfolding before our very eyes,” Cruz also said. “And I would suggest the only response that will stop this humanitarian disaster is for President Obama to start enforcing the law, to stop promising amnesty, to stop refusing to enforce federal immigration law and finally to secure the borders. Indeed, I would call upon our colleagues in this body in both parties to come together and secure the border once and for all and to stop holding border security hostage for amnesty.”

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Bordering On Insanity Edition



Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

This week’s contest is dedicated to the men and women of the IDF..

שאלוהים מגן עליהם ולתת להם נצחון

Council News:

The Council In Action!!

*Dave ‘Hube’ Huber of The Colossus Of Rhodey scored this week with a great piece at the College Fix,REPORT: Hillary Clinton Raked In Nearly $2 Million in Campus Speaking Fees

*And Debra Heine,our own Nice Deb has an excellent take down of our absentee president up at Breitbart,Bad Optics No Deterrent To An Imperial President Who Refuses to Visit Border #ComeAndSeeIt

This weekThe MidKnight ReviewThe Pirate’s Cove and The Elder Of Ziyon earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

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MSNBC: Obama’s Policies Gave Illegals The Impression They Could Stay (Video)

*On MSNBC’s Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, Tuesday, a network correspondent dropped a truth bomb on the host, explaining the impetus for the flood of  illegal immigrants pouring across the border. The reporter has been on the ground in Central America.

“The violence and economy really only tells one part of the story,” she began – (causing the left-wing open border proponents to shake their heads fiercely in denial because according to them it is the only reason.)

She said she “visited a center that is dedicated to helping women and children who are deported – who don’t make it to the US.”  She explained that the center helps them “get back into their lives in Honduras.”

“We spoke to the director there, the reporter continued. “She said that about a year ago, a rumor started spreading that Hondurans could leave, get to the United States, and they would be allowed to stay.”  The director told her that Obama’s immigration policies had been “misinterpreted.”

I don’t know what was “misinterpreted.” Obama has no intention of sending the ones who made it back to their home countries. The “rumor” wasn’t “misinterpreted.” These people are right and they know what they’re doing.

And the Regime knows it. A recently unclassified DHS report revealed that only 0.1 percent of the Central American minors illegally entering the U.S. were deported in Fiscal Year 2013, down from two percent prior, and that’s why the current border crisis is occurring.

The DHS-ICE agency report admits the fact that 98 percent are allowed to stay is a significant draw for the minors to come into the United States. The agency acknowledges that conditions in Central America play a role in why the wave is occurring, but directly contradicts the assertion that such conditions are the only significant reason the crisis exists. The report directly contradicts any assertion U.S. government refusals to deport illegal immigrants is not a significant factor in why the crisis is occurring.

So the DHS report had a very good theory: The fact that DHS/ICE have not been deporting minors, is a significant draw for the minors to come to the United States.

The MSNBC report turns the theory into a fact. Yep,  it was Obama’s  policy of not deporting minors, alright.

Who could have guessed that one thing might lead to another? Lax immigration policies would lead to more  immigration? A Community Organizer?

*Before you congratulate MSNBC for reporting something that is actually true that doesn’t flatter their Precious – you need to understand that the truth doesn’t matter, anymore. It’s okay for even lefties to tell the truth when it doesn’t matter anymore. What difference at this point does it make?

Obama has check-mated the nation.

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