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US Judge To IRS: Explain Lost Lerner Emails Under Oath

From Fox News:

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost Lerner emails ‘under oath’

By Jake Gibson, Peter Doocy and AP | July 10, 2014

A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain "under oath" how the agency lost a trove of emails from the official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal.  U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency 30 days to file a declaration by an "appropriate official" to address the computer issues with ex-official Lois Lerner.

We’re not sure why an Obama administration official would have any more qualms about lying under oath to a federal judge than to lying under oath to Congress. But it’s worth a shot.

The decision came Thursday as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which along with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has questioned how the IRS lost the emails and, in some cases, had no apparent way to retrieve them…

During the court hearing, Sullivan indicated he wanted the portion of the declaration on the computer issues to be wide-ranging, saying "that’s about as broad as I can make it."

Good for him.

It also emerged at the status hearing that a Treasury Department inspector general probe into the matter is underway. The lawyer representing the IRS, Geoffrey Klimas, argued that any further discovery in this case might impede the IG’s investigation.

Sullivan seemed leery of that argument…

He should be. This is the same old dodge the administration always uses to avoid talking about their crimes.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, July 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “US Judge To IRS: Explain Lost Lerner Emails Under Oath”

  1. canary

    “The lawyer representing the IRS, Geoffrey Klimas, argued that any further discovery in this case might impede the IG’s investigation.

    Sullivan seemed leery of that argument…”

    Sounds like the IRS has the IG investigation in their pocket.




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