Archive | June, 2014

Democrats Apologize to IRS Commissioner at Hearing on Lost Emails

In his first Congressional appearance since news of the lost Lois Lerner emails, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was alternately attacked by Republicans and praised by Democrats who apologized to him for his treatment and called the investigation an “endless conspiracy theory” by Republicans. Under oath before the House Ways and Means Committee, Koskinen restated what […]

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House Committee Requests Testimony from White House Official

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) requested that Jennifer O’Connor of the White House Counsel’s office testify next week. In a letter, Issa requested O’Connor’s appearance at a hearing on Tuesday at 9:30a, a day after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to testify. The Tuesday hearing is entitled, “IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s […]

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Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive: Gone, gone, gone.

The last thing the House Oversight Committee knew about IRS manager Lois Lerner’s hard drive was what the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told them: that they had no idea where it was. Now, according to sources who spoke to Politico, it looks like the hard drive has been “recycled.” “We’ve been informed that […]

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All the Things Hillary Clinton’s Book Doesn’t Say–About Iraq

Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Jeff Gerth offers an intriguing review of Hillary Clinton’s new book: what the former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady left out. About Iraq. Gerth co-authored a biography of Clinton in 2007, “Her Way,” and says that “Iraq is not one of her favorite subjects.” “There is […]

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Brian Terry Murder Suspect Extradited

FBI agents flew to Mexico City last night to take custody of one of the fugitive defendants in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder: Lionel Portillo-Meza, also known as “Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza.” Sanchez-Mesa was arrested in Mexico on Sept. 6, 2012 and has been awaiting extradition ever since. Last night, he was flown from Mexico […]

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Congress Subpoenas Lois Lerner’s Crashed Hard Drive & Other IRS Docs

Today, the House Oversight Committee issued the IRS its second subpoena in two days. This one is for documents related to the tax agency’s disclosure Friday that it “lost” emails dated from January 2009 to January 2011 to and from former IRS manager Lois Lerner due to a computer crash. The subpoena demands Lerner’s hard drive, […]

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IRS Commissioner Subpoenaed to Testify About Lost Lois Lerner Emails

Today, the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing Monday about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails. On Friday, the IRS disclosed to Congress that it had lost many Lois Lerner emails dated from January 2009 to April 2011 due to a previously undisclosed computer crash in 2011. In a letter to […]

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What the IRS Commissioner Said About Those Lois Lerner Emails Back in March

Friday’s revelation that the IRS “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails in a computer crash came ten months after Congress first requested them and seven months after they were first subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee. But what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified about the emails at a hearing in March appears to be at odds with his […]

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