The IRS email dodge is starting to get some coverage
Ron Fournier, an Obama supporter and apparently a personal friend, says:
If the IRS can't find the emails, maybe a special prosecutor can.
That's exactly why Holder will never appoint a special prosecutor.
The White House is stonewalling the IRS investigation. The most benign explanation is that Obama's team is politically expedient and arrogant, which makes them desperate to change the subject, and convinced of their institutional innocence. That's bad enough. But without a fiercely independent investigation, we shouldn't assume the explanation is benign.
The fact that a coverup is taking place, and has been taking place for over a year, is evidence that the explanation is not benign.
Ron Fournier is right to call for a special prosecutor, and he wasn't timid about it, so good for him. But what does anyone expect to come of it, really? The IRS had a year to delete every trace of Lerner's dangerous correspondence; if we don't seize their systems with armed law-enforcement teams immediately, they'll have months more to finish the job while the wheels of investigative justice slowly grind along. The special prosecutor probably wouldn't have any results until after the midterm elections, well into Year Three of the IRS scandal. Lerner's just going to take the Fifth again, and so will everyone else that might take a fall. Corrupt Democrats like Elijah Cummings, who should not be allowed anywhere near either this investigation - or Congress, for that matter - will pile out of their clown cars to make the hearings a circus. And if that circus wobbles into the 2016 presidential election, we'll get to hear Hillary Clinton shriek "What difference, at this point, does it make?" all over again.
We should have had a special prosecutor a year ago. Then we might be seeing actual results by now. Instead the IRS has had over a year to destroy evidence -- evidence we now know exists, or at least, existed at one time. And Lerner's example has shown that any individual IRS employee can expect to plead the 5th and suffer no consequences.