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80,000 ‘Lost’ Lerner Emails Recovered By IRS Watchdog
Last week some 80,000 emails to and from former IRS executive Lois Lerner were recovered by the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) watchdog agency, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Both the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois Lerner and current IRS Commissioner John Koskien have testified before Congress that these emails were “permanently lost” and they went to “great lengths” to recover them. The newfound emails that were previously said to be “destroyed” raise serious questions and concerns about the truthfulness of the IRS throughout the investigation. Below is Congressman Westmoreland’s statement.
“It’s time for the administration to come clean,” stated Westmoreland. “It is very obvious the IRS is attempting to cover something up. Their definition of ‘great lengths’ must be vastly different than mine, and fits in the pattern of the administration’s constant inability to produce documents to Congress. The American people deserve to know the truth about this targeting scandal and I hope that these 80,000 emails will provide answers to two year old questions.