“She knew under the Federal Records Act that she had an obligation for these documents to be preserved.”
Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, appeared on CNN today and was asked about Lois Lerner’s missing emails by host Candy Crowley.
He’s clearly not buying the official story and he ultimately makes an excellent point about the heart of the issue, that under Lerner, conservative groups were targeted for their beliefs.
Andrew Johnson of National Review sets the scene:
House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa finds it very implausible that Lois Lerner didn’t keep copies of her emails that are now missing. Under the Federal Records Act, Lerner, a longtime IRS employee, would know that she is required by law to preserve those emails.
“To not have print-to-paper, which is the policy that she had to know, is pretty hard to believe,” the California Republican said on State of the Union. “Do I believe that she printed to paper? Yes, she’s an attorney of longstanding and it’s kind of hard to believe that you wouldn’t cover with your own paper copies.”
Here’s the video:
Is it just me or does it seem like Candy Crowley is going a little out of her way to suggest Lerner’s story is believable?