Did Lois Lerner use her personal email account to conduct IRS business?
It has been a rough couple of days for Lois Lerner. First she was caught on video from 2009 admitting that she was facing political pressure to correct what some people in the Federal government felt was an error by the Supreme Court in the Citizen’s United Case, which was just before the IRS began targeting conservative groups, and now she has been caught emailing official government documents to her personal email account.
Needless to say, Darrell Issa is not happy and is demanding that Lerner turn over all personal documents related to this case:
This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business,” the GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter to Lerner demanding all documents from her non-official account for the period between January 2008 and the present. “Additional documents related to the Committee’s investigation may exist in these non-official accounts over which you have some control, and the lack of access to this information prevents the Committee from fully assessing your actions,” they explained. Issa and Jordan are requesting that Lerner produce the documents by August 27
There is only one reason why, in my opinion, Lois Lerner would email herself official documents and that is to take the following correspondence off the grid where it would not be subjected to government oversight or FOIA requests.
I think these last few days have taught us quite a bit about the reasons why Lois Lerner pleaded the fifth when she sat before the Congress under oath. She may be as conniving as we thought she was, but she is not nearly as cunning as she thought she was.