Tag Archives: Lois Lerner

Who Alerted Treasury Dept. of Missing IRS Emails Months Before Congress?

We now have the answer to one question in the IRS missing email investigation: who at the IRS notified Obama administration officials that emails were missing…while Congress, which subpoenaed the documents, was left in the dark. Here’s my latest report for Sinclair Media television affiliates: Share      

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Issa to IRS Commissioner: Want to Revise Your Testimony?

Today, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking if he wants to amend his earlier testimony about Lois Lerner. Koskinen testified on June 23 that Lerner, a former IRS official at the center of the controversy over the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups, followed terms of […]

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Email: IRS’ Lerner Suggested Targeting Sen. Grassley (R-Iowa)

New emails reviewed by the House Ways and Means Committee in the IRS targeting investigation revealed something that might knock the probe up another notch: IRS manager Lois Lerner allegedly sought to have the circumstances surrounding a speaking invitation to Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, referred for IRS examination. “We have seen a […]

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House Oversight Committee Subpoenas White House Official in IRS Probe

With the White House declining the House Oversight Committee’s request to make an official available to testify at an IRS hearing tomorrow, the Committee tonight issued a subpoena compelling her to appear. The official is lawyer Jennifer O’Connor. “A year ago, when news broke that the IRS had targeted Americans because of their political beliefs, […]

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15 Technology Questions for the IRS Prior to Monday’s Hearing

In advance of tomorrow evening’s hearing on the Lost Lois Lerner emails, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has asked the IRS Commissioner to provide answers to 15 technology questions. On Fri. June 13, the IRS notified Congress that key emails during a two year time frame, January 2009 to April 2011, were irretrievably […]

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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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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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