The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday evening received an update from IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus on the ongoing efforts to recover former IRS director Lois Lerner’s missing emails. Although Lerner had insisted that her emails had been lost in a hard drive crash and the backup tapes destroyed, Camus said investigators were able to find hundreds of “irretrievably destroyed” tapes in just a couple of weeks.

According to the Washington Times, Camus says he has found 32,744 unique emails that were backed up from Lois Lerner’s email box.

That, along with the alleged absence of any backups, did raise a few red flags in the IRS targeting scandal.

But Lerner had testified under oath that she had done nothing wrong, before quickly taking the Fifth.

Not a smidgen of corruption.

Just abolishing the IRS altogether might save some time in that department.