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IRS to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to House committee

IRS to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to House committee

The IRS has agreed to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to the House Committee on Ways and Means, according to a statement posted on the committee’s website Thursday.

From the Ways and Means committee website:

Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that one year into the investigation of the IRS targeting and abusing conservative groups, the agency has agreed to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to the Committee. Lerner is a central figure in the investigation and served as Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS.

“While it is good that we are finally getting these emails, it should never have taken this long. The agency is finally doing what is right and hopefully this is the last of the delays. It is almost a year to the day since Lois Lerner ‘apologized’ for the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and we need to get to the bottom of this. These documents are critical to an investigation that is holding the IRS accountable and ensuring the constitutional rights of these groups are never trampled on again. The Committee will thoroughly review the Lerner documents and follow them wherever they may lead.”

This news follows not even a full day after the House of Representatives voted to hold the former IRS official in contempt of Congress. The House also voted to call on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the IRS.

Last month, the Ways and Means committee voted to officially urge Eric Holder to consider criminal charges against Lerner.

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Emperor Penguin | May 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm

The Benghazi investigation is launched, and now Lois’s emails will put her away for good.

its great to be getting good news for a change 🙂

Redacting is the Obama Administration’s favorite activity!

So… after 5 years, Obama is finally admitting the congress does have the right to exercise oversight?

“IRS to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to House committee”

I’ll believe it when I see it. Maybe. This administration has too long and wide a history of stonewalling. This agreement could actually be a delaying tactic. We won’t know until we see results.

Or not.

I hear a bus coming. But wait – doesn’t she know where the bodies are buried? Does she have a hefty retirement payoff waiting after jail? Offshore, of course.

P.S. That is the most dreadful photo I’ve seen of her yet. And that’s saying something.

While it is good that we are finally getting these emails, it should never have taken this long.

Yeah, it took so long to purge and redact everything…

Does the phrase “all Lois Lerner emails” include all the ones sent out over web accounts under her own or alias names?

Henry Hawkins | May 8, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Good to see Eric Holder on a hot seat of sorts. He can appoint a genuine special counsel to investigate IRS political targeting and piss off the Dem base or he can refuse and try to explain why. Same with criminal charges specific to Lerner. Rock meets hard place.

OK, we need someone to set up a betting pool on which date press secretary Jay Carney’s head finally explodes, because he gets to spin whatever happens.

I hope that this vile w*&^e goes to prison and has her pension revoked. This disgusting partisan hack thinks she can abuse her position of power with impunity.

    Elliott in reply to Paul. | May 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I want her to flip to stay out of prison. Who authorized a flunky functionary like her to do this? Sing and save your rear before you are thrown under the bus Lois. Is the IRS afraid of future appropriations cuts starting in 2015 with a new Congress?

DouglasJBender | May 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Of course the IRS will release all the relevant emails. But they will do so one email per day, lest the racist, partisan Republican attack-dogs get overwhelmed with information.

“The IRS has agreed to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to the House Committee on Ways and Means”

All the ones their stonewalling hasn’t given them time to scrub. And as noted, only the ones from her official accounts, not the hidden alias accounts many government functionaries have been caught illegally using.

American Human | May 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

Maybe someone should think to check her personal emails

Bruce Hayden | May 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

Unfortunately, the IRS can only provide her IRS emails. She also apparently utilized a personal email account, and apparently (illegally) transmitted taxpayer info using such. And this won’t be visible here. Still, her govt. emails should help determine whether she was, indeed, coordinating with the FEC and DoJ, as alleged.

    Ragspierre in reply to Bruce Hayden. | May 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I do believe she is subject to a civil suit…or several…brought by specific people and entities.

    Discovery in such a suit would reach her email accounts. ALL of them.

    The next few years of Lerner’s life will be…interesting.

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