Judicial Watch has been hammering away at the IRS targeting scandal, and National Review Online Tuesday is reporting that Lois Lerner’s Blackberry “was removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal” well after the congressional investigation was underway.

According to National Review Online’s Ian Tuttle:

According to the second round of IRS affidavits submitted to U.S. district court judge Emmett Sullivan, who is presiding over the lawsuit brought against the nation’s tax agency by watchdog group Judicial Watch, Inc., IRS technical analysts did not search Lois Lerner’s Blackberry for her allegedly “lost” e-mails — and the smartphone was destroyed after congressional investigation had begun.

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