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    IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.

    Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.

    “There is potential criminal activity,” Mr. Camus said.

    Republicans said that was stunning because IRS Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly assured Congress the emails were irretrievably lost.

    “I think they have misled or lied to the committee,” said Rep. John L. Mica, Florida Republican.

    Mr. Camus said they were clued in to the 424 new tapes they just found a couple of weeks ago after realizing the IRS hadn’t given over a key document. They demanded that document, and realized it showed hundreds of other tapes existed.



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    It's clear the IRS was used as a political weapon against the Demokrats opponents.

    Stalin would have been proud.
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    Re: IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I believe the word "potenital" is an understatement.

    It's clear the IRS was used as a political weapon against the Demokrats opponents. Stalin would have been proud.
    I have no trouble at all concluding the White House used the IRS to attack political enemies. The fact the IG so quickly found the needle in the haystack adds to my conclusion.

    It will be interesting to learn about the meat and potatoes of the emails that were so quickly "vanished", and have now miraculously been found.

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    Re: IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    It's clear the IRS was used as a political weapon against the Demokrats opponents.

    Stalin would have been proud.
    THIS is the true scandal, not Benghazi. There should be a select committee looking into this and congress should stop all business until those who used the IRS as a weapon are held accountable.

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    Re: IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    It's clear the IRS was used as a political weapon against the Demokrats opponents.

    Stalin would have been proud.
    At this point, what difference does it make? The GOP wont' act, the admin won't actually let the AG or Justice system act, the left will claim it's all a witch hunt and the media will show Lerner as a victim and the average sheep will baaa baa for their next government check and NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    At this point, what difference does it make? The GOP wont' act, the admin won't actually let the AG or Justice system act, the left will claim it's all a witch hunt and the media will show Lerner as a victim and the average sheep will baaa baa for their next government check and NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.
    Yep, just like the IRS "accidents" which will lower the PPACA mandate non-compliance penalties and/or increase the subsidies.
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    Nothing would give me more confidence in our faltering system of government and justice than seeing both of those smug assholes put in jail on criminal charges, should there be evidence to do so, of course.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep, just like the IRS "accidents" which will lower the PPACA mandate non-compliance penalties and/or increase the subsidies.
    Or the mysterious billions unfunded paid out to the big insurance companies...

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    Re: IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    THIS is the true scandal, not Benghazi. There should be a select committee looking into this and congress should stop all business until those who used the IRS as a weapon are held accountable.
    Yep, just like with Solyndra, the VA and fast & fuzzy "scandals", our congress critters will "act". Some mid-level lackeys will be "discovered" and publicly shamed (and privately rewarded?).
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    Re: IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Or the mysterious billions unfunded paid out to the big insurance companies...
    That will likely go largely unnoticed during the 2016 presidential race frenzy. PPACA repeal is (and has been) off the table - the only option left to the republicants is to babble about a replacement "system".
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    Re: IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    The IRS has opened a criminal investigation? The same IRS that insisted the emails were "lost" due to a "hard drive crash", and called the whole thing a "witch hunt"? That IRS??

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