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.