The Department of Justice claims it learned about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails through news reports
The Department of Injustice has been investigating the IRS targeting scandal for about one year and yesterday we learned this investigation would include the circumstances surrounding Lois Lerner’s conveniently lost emails.
I have been suspicious of this investigation since it was learned that the person heading the investigation just happened to be a donor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, but Eric Holder found no conflict of interest here.
Every time a new scandal emerges within the Obama regime the president claims he only learned about the scandal when he saw it reported on the news and today the Department of Injustice apparently took a page out of Barack Obama’s playbook when James Cole testified that the department only learned about Lois Lerner’s lost emails when they heard about it on the news.
Here is more:
James Cole, deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, testified Thursday that the DOJ heard about the destruction of IRS officials’ emails in the news, even though DOJ has formally been investigating the IRS for more than a year.
“I think we learned about it after that, from press accounts,” Cole told House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan at a hearing Thursday on the DOJ’s response to the wave of computer crashes at the IRS that wiped out seven different employees’ hard drives.
This leads me to only two logical conclusions: First; my suspicions about the investigation are confirmed, and this investigation has been rigged, or second; the IRS hid this information from the Department of Injustice. If the latter is true it would seem to me as if the IRS was obstructing the investigation, in which case criminal charges should be forthcoming.