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The IRS finds thousands of Lois Lerner emails but refuses to turn them over

June 15, 2015

 According to this story the IRS has found another 6,400 of Lois Lerner’s emails but is refusing to turn them over because they might be duplicates. Here is more:

The Internal Revenue Service may have found 6,400 emails from Lois Lerner, who oversaw the tax agency’s Exempt Organizations Unit, but the government agency has no plans to share.  

Attorneys from the Department of Justice representing the IRS say the emails won’t be shared because the service is making sure that none of them are duplicates.

  Judicial Watch is not buying this excuse:

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, has said that the inspector general’s office has already checked for copies. “Even though TIGTA already identified and removed emails that were duplicates, the IRS is in ‘the process of conducting further manual deduplication of the 6,400’ emails, rather than reviewing them in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests that are more than two years old now,” Fitton told The Daily Caller. “Our legal team will continue pursuing all necessary and available legal options to hold the IRS accountable for its flagrant abuse of power.”

  And who can blame Judicial Watch for being skeptical? After all the IRS has not proven to be very trustworthy of late. It seems to me that if the IRS and the Department of Injustice were serious about getting to the bottom of this scandal they would hand over all these new emails and let Judicial Watch determine whether or not they are duplicates–that is the only way to get to the truth. Otherwise it leaves open the possibility that the IRS is trying to hide the damning emails by claiming they are duplicates and how would we know?

  The only way to show the people these emails are duplicates is to release them, we cannot trust the IRS at this point to do what is right.

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2015 10:59 pm

    Can’t trust any of them, Steve.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Brittius permalink
    June 16, 2015 6:22 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

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