The House Ways and Means Committee is seeking all documents the IRS has pertaining to former official Lois Lerner, and that includes emails.

Guess what the Committee has been told:

Lost them?

Here’s the first paragraph from a press release from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp:

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

Simply amazing.

That appears to be what they’re claiming.

https://twitter.com/tylerhunter23/status/477547657770987520

The IRS would accept a similar excuse from a private taxpayer, right?

Heaven help a taxpayer who “lost” information. But nobody can find Lois Lerner’s emails? No biggie.

NSA to the rescue?

The “historic levels of transparency” keep failing to impress.

To this administration that’s a feature not a bug.

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