By Thomas Madison
Lois Lerner, the condescending career parasite supreme, is back on the hot seat, as is her co-liar and fellow insolent, John Koskinen. May they share a cage forever.
Lerner and Koskinen both held to the bare-faced lies that the tapes and emails had been destroyed, were unrecoverable, fuhget about it, they no longer exist. Not only have 744 tapes been found containing over 32,000 emails, but they have led to an additional 424 tapes. It took the IRS IG every bit of two weeks to make these new discoveries.
According to the Washington Times:
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The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.
Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.
“There is potential criminal activity,” Mr. Camus said.
If you can believe it, here's an actual email sent by Lois Lerner: pic.twitter.com/1VY09EYaCz
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) February 27, 2015
Asked Chairman Chaffetz: “We send a subpoena, we send letters, we have hearings, we hear all kinds of excuses from the IRS, every excuse you can have under the sun — you find them in two weeks, and then when you go talk to the IT people who are there in charge of them, they told you that they were never even asked for them. Is that correct?”
“That is correct,” responded Camus.
The big question is what is the penalty for lying to Congress? Does this Congress have any teeth or the stomach to enforce the laws that apply to the rest of us? EPA’s Rita Lavelle was convicted of lying to Congress in 1983, and sentenced to 6 months in prison, 5 years probation, and fined $10,000. Of course she was a Republican. There is a different standard for liberals. Lerner and Koskinen can expect full retirement, lavish bonuses, and cabinet appointments.
Do the right thing, Republicans! You were given the majority you have been dreaming of. Use it!
H/T The Blaze