Last Friday, the IRS told House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp that two years’ worth of emails that former IRS exempt organizations division director Lois Lerner sent to outside organizations had been “lost” in a computer crash.
“It’s apparent that the IRS is hiding something,” says Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-3). “I’m not an IT expert but I don’t see how emails can be suddenly lost with how sophisticated our technology is these days, especially when government emails are usually stored on a server, not a hard drive. How did they just now realize that two years’ worth of emails were missing when we have been asking for them to turn over related documents, including emails, for over a year? It’s like claiming your dog ate your homework.”
The U.S. House voted last month to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to comply with House investigations.