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Thousands of new Lerner emails found


The HillAn inspector general investigating the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups has found thousands of emails from Lois Lerner, the agency official at the center of that controversy, according to committees involved in the probe.

Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said it found roughly 6,400 emails either to or from Lerner from between 2004 and 2013 that it didn’t think the IRS had turned over to lawmakers, the congressional committees said. The committees have yet to examine the emails, aides on Capitol Hill said.

Now, to see what's actually in the emails.

The only unfortunate part of this is that the Inspector General did not immediately turn over the raw emails to Congress. There has been ample time for the IG to scrub anything pointing directly to Obama or the White House. If the email release includes such examples, we'll know it wasn't scrubbed despite the delay. If the email release instead paints a rosy picture of nothing to see here, we will always be left wondering what they left out.

Since there is a substantial chance that prominent Senators and House leadership members are implicated in at least encouraging the targeting, there is more than one potential source for a coverup effort.

This entry was published Wed Apr 29 14:07:33 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-04-29 14:07:33.0. [Tweet]

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