Lois Lerner’s attorney backtracks: Okay, maybe she printed out ‘some’ emails

posted at 4:41 pm on July 9, 2014 by Noah Rothman

On Wednesday, former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s attorney changed his tune on just how lost those two years’ worth of emails actually were. Lerner’s lawyer, William Taylor II, said that Lerner had printed out some emails in order to comply with records-keeping laws. He had previously said that Lerner did not print and file her email communications because she was unaware that she was required to do so.

“During her tenure as Director of Exempt Organizations, she did print out some emails, although not every one of the thousands she sent and received,” Taylor said in a statement.

In an exchange with Politico, Taylor quibbled over whether or not he had misled that news organization when he told them that Lerner did not print out any emails.

“Your question was whether she printed out ‘official records’ and filed them. I am not saying she did that,” Taylor wrote to Politico reporters. That presumes a level of scrutiny and process over every email that did not occur.”

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before Congress that it was his understanding that Lerner had printed out her emails as required by the Federal Records Act. Later, however, Koskinen testified that Lerner may not have printed out her emails because she “did not think it was required.”

In one email released by the House Oversight Committee, Lerner noted that members of Congress had inquired about her email records, “so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails.” She also inquired about whether or not the IRS’s email archives could be easily searched.

Lerner sent this communication just over a month prior to her announcement that the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups.

Capture

According to the Wall Street Journal, the latest emails released also suggest that IRS officials routinely used an instant-messaging system which was not archived.

“I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails—so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails,” Ms. Lerner wrote. “Someone asked if [instant messaging] conversations were also searchable—I don’t know, but told them I would get back to them. Do you know?”

“[Instant] messages are not set to automatically save as the standard; however the functionality exists within the software,” the technician wrote back. “My general recommendation is to treat the conversation as if it could/is being saved somewhere, as it is possible for either party of the conversation to retain the information and have it turn up as part of an electronic search.”

“Perfect,” Ms. Lerner replied.

Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) did not mince words about the new revelations:


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Jail her.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Is this finally enough to jail this hag?? It seems to me that it is.

Nineball on July 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

I think she’ll go to prison before she spills anything. She’s a believer and she’ll go down for the cause.

trigon on July 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Key individuals and departments in the most open and transparent Administration ever conspired to mislead and hide what should be public record communications from outside oversight?

They even used IM and fake email addresses to hide their public record communications?

This can’t be true in the most open and transparent Administration ever….

Athos on July 9, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I wanna see the perp walk as she’s frog marched to her cell right next to Ray Nagin…

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I think she’ll go to prison before she spills anything. She’s a believer and she’ll go down for the cause.

trigon on July 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

She’s already been promised her pardon….in the remote chance that AG Holder actually has to prosecute.

Athos on July 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Why did she apologize in the first place…?

d1carter on July 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

She’s the perfect face for all the ugliness that the IRS stands for.

NapaConservative on July 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Lois, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.

cbenoistd on July 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Lerner should do time for ‘persistent and unauthorized condescension’.

Honestly, the tired ‘holier than thou’ look gives one the near unconquerable urge to punch her in the mouth.

orangemtl on July 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

“…there has been an electronic search for responsive emails—so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”

Oh no, not a smidgen of corruption.

MFers.

Sorry. I don’t swear as a rule, but I’ve lost my patience with this frakking administration.

tru2tx on July 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Send her back on the same plane with the illegals to Guatemala….

PatriotRider on July 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

“I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails—so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails,”

A political appointee warning her evil minions to be careful of what they put in writing because Congress might find out.

Anybody read this another way?

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Still no direct link to the White House though. Gotta get those “lost” emails…they’re somewhere. Where is the IRS CIO, why isn’t he/she being grilled…?

bigjack on July 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

It all depends on what the definition of “smidgen” is

Roy Rogers on July 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Conspiracy charges now

skeeterbite on July 9, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Put her in one of those border camps so she can catch TB, scabbies, lice, you name it…

PatriotRider on July 9, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Lerner should do time for ‘persistent and unauthorized condescension’.

Honestly, the tired ‘holier than thou’ look gives one the near unconquerable urge to punch her in the mouth.

orangemtl on July 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Remember that jail in Illinois that Obama tried to buy so he could close Gitmo? I say the government should purchase it to house all those ultimately going to jail from this administration and as a home for the Obama library.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:54 PM

During her tenure as Director of Exempt Organizations, she did print out some emails, although not every one of the thousands she sent and received,” Taylor said in a statement.

She only lost the emails that tended to incriminate her.

Herb on July 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Gotta get those “lost” emails…they’re somewhere.

bigjack on July 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Yeah same place as Obama’s birth certificate and college transcripts.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

She’s been held in contempt of the House. At any time Boehner could order the Sergeant-at-Arms to deliver her to the House pokey pronto. Maybe her attorney would backtrack for her a little more then.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I think she’ll go to prison before she spills anything. She’s a believer and she’ll go down for the cause.

trigon on July 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Not necessarily a “believer”.

More like she knows what would happen to her if she spills the beans. Mafia stooges didn’t last long. Apparently democrat stooges don’t either.

darwin on July 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

This disclosure does not bode well for the IRS Court cases tomorrow regarding IRS actively spoiling evidence that should have been protected being brought by ‘True the Vote’ and Judicial Watch.

Athos on July 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM

She deserves the Mussolini treatment.

Closet Optimist on July 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Ted Cruz @tedcruz · Jun 17

Now the #IRS has “lost” emails from 6 OTHER employees! Demand a special prosecutor NOW: http://www.cruzcrew.gop/irs/

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Lois Lerner’s printouts of her missing emails have been found!

Rejoice citizens!

Ready yourselves for disappointment as the printouts will prove to be screenshots of her Facebook Scrabble games whenever she managed a bingo. Exciting times ahead!

notta_dhimmi on July 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

So, whatchoo gonna do bout it, Issa?

Nuttin. Just what I thought.

BigAlSouth on July 9, 2014 at 4:59 PM

She deserves the Mussolini treatment.

Closet Optimist on July 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

THREAD WINNER.

ToddPA on July 9, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Anybody read this another way?

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

That pretty well sums it up. Don’t say anything that could be used against us.

BacaDog on July 9, 2014 at 5:01 PM

And another thing. The $50,000 fine they were ordered to pay? Which individual is responsible for paying that?

Nobody. Nobody but the taxpayers.

BigAlSouth on July 9, 2014 at 5:01 PM

“I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails—so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails,”

Not a smidgen of corruption? Seriously? In her own words she admits she is going to hide things from Congress.

Johnnyreb on July 9, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Both sides are playing fast and loose with this.

Here’s how this works.

1. The IRS keeps ‘official records’ only. They are not required to keep every email.

What this means is that IRS agents print out emails that are relevant to individual IRS cases, then file them in that paper folder.

2. The IRS also has an electronic record of emails. Which they are required to keep, but they do not. And everyone has known that they do not for a long time.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Is this finally enough to jail this hag??

Nineball on July 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

On the one hand, it seems Issa and many of you have given up on (or forgotten what the evil conspiracy was supposed to be) the original tale that Obama nefariously directed all sorts of sinister schemes to thwart those pesky Tea Party folks.

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Time for her to be prosecuted – her lawyer too, obstruction.

karra on July 9, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Still no direct link to the White House though. Gotta get those “lost” emails…they’re somewhere. Where is the IRS CIO, why isn’t he/she being grilled…?

bigjack on July 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Sorry but there isn’t going to be one. Obama and his Administration would never ever put anything like that in writing. Just a casual conversation with no one close by to get the ball rolling.

Johnnyreb on July 9, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Of course, those printed e-mails went into the burn bag after being shredded at about the same time Lerner tried to degauss her hard drive.

Steve Eggleston on July 9, 2014 at 5:07 PM

She’s been held in contempt of the House. At any time Boehner could order the Sergeant-at-Arms to deliver her to the House pokey pronto. Maybe her attorney would backtrack for her a little more then.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

This. Use the inherent contempt power and do this as soon as possible. It obviates the need for Holder’s involvement. Query whether the power of Congress to jail Lerner for contempt sits outside of the Presidential pardon power.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 9, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Lois Lerner’s attorney backtracks: Okay, maybe she printed out ‘some’ emails

Thieves, liars.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 9, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Both sides are playing fast and loose with this.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Oh really?

A political appointee that says her subordinates need to be careful of what they put in writing because the branch of government charged with oversight might find out….. that’s playing fast and loose with the facts?

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM

…jail the lying b!tch!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM

My guess is that Lerner will wait this out as much as possible, and if she does get jail time (which she deserves), Obama will simply pardon her. The way things are going, it would probably take a couple more years to get actual results.

Aizen on July 9, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Not enough jail cells for everyone in this most transparent, open honest administration ever.

Start at the top of those deserving to by Nagin’s neighbors.

Obama, Biden, Holder, Clinton, Jarrett, Lerner, new IRS comissioner, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Shinseki, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Sebelius

That would be a good start.

txdoc on July 9, 2014 at 5:12 PM

A lot of perjury going on around here nowadays. Anyone care enough to prosecute it?

petefrt on July 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Of course, those printed e-mails went into the burn bag after being shredded at about the same time Lerner tried to degauss her hard drive.

Steve Eggleston on July 9, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Days after it became clear that they would come under scrutiny by Congress. And that degaussing thing was so bungled that it took out the hard drives of six other key players in the investigation.

Not a smidgen of corruption here. /

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Bombshell: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/9/gop-lerner-warned-irs-employees-hide-information/

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

So want? If what she’s done so far hasn’t landed her in any real trouble or cost her a penny, why would this?

mankai on July 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Whatever, Issa. When you have Lerner in jail you’ll be taken seriously. Until then, you’re simply a co-conspirator, pal.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

What’s to love, unless of course lying and corrupt public employees are on your Valentine’s list.

antipc on July 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

No, I’m pretty sure all that rage is well-deserved.

BigAlSouth on July 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

BTW,

Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden were able to amass and leak hundreds of thousands of documents covertly. How is it that a political appointee in a sensitive position seemingly can only produce a handful of e-mails over a two year period?

How is it that so many people have claimed that there are no more e-mails and suddenly there are some printed ones that show up well over a year after the IRS supposedly moved heaven and earth to find anything Lerner wrote?

Finally, does Lerner have a Richard Windsor account for her communication with the White House? I have not heard anybody ask that question of the lying whore or her taxpayer paid attorney.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Unhinged? Nah. Well hinged, indeed.

Oh, and don’t feel left out – we’ve got plenty to spare for you as well!

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Jail her.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:44 PM

I can’t wait to read of this skank’s criminal conviction and prison sentence. It’s coming.

Jaibones on July 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

that’s playing fast and loose with the facts?

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Sigh. You new people are too much.

I’m trying to explain some basic facts so you/we can understand what’s being discussed. The IRS keeps hard copies of all emails that pertain to individual IRS cases.

Of course, Lerner should be jailed. And, I encourage our side to be fast and loose with the facts. I want to understand when they do it though.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

man oh man

Of the brainless turds who troll HotAir, I think this clown is the most brainless. At least top three.

Jaibones on July 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Finally, does Lerner have a Richard Windsor account for her communication with the White House? I have not heard anybody ask that question of the lying whore or her taxpayer paid attorney.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

For the same reason that *nothing* of consequence has *ever* come out of a *single* Issa investigation, imo… nobody’s asking because nobody really wants to know.

Kabuki, nothing more.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

It just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?

All the lies seems to have an expiration date (Benghazi, Iraq WMDs…) and then the truth starts to come out.

Next thing we know, Barry will tell us he found out about the bin Laden hit on the news.

formwiz on July 9, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Okay, maybe she printed out ‘some’ emails

Of course she did.
“If anything happens to me, there’s a safety deposit box…..”
It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book.

mrt721 on July 9, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I can’t wait to read of this skank’s criminal conviction and prison sentence. It’s coming.

Jaibones on July 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

I’ve got $20 that says it’ll never happen. And I’d be ecstatic to lose this bet.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Oh, and don’t feel left out – we’ve got plenty to spare for you as well!

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Love sharing…….ain’t it beautiful?

antipc on July 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM

On the one hand, it seems Issa and many of you have given up on (or forgotten what the evil conspiracy was supposed to be) the original tale that Obama nefariously directed all sorts of sinister schemes to thwart those pesky Tea Party folks.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

That’s what this is about, genius.

formwiz on July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Query whether the power of Congress to jail Lerner for contempt sits outside of the Presidential pardon power.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 9, 2014 at 5:07 PM

There is no limit on the President’s pardoning power except in cases of impeachment. From the SCOTUS decision rendered in 71 U.S. 333 Ex parte Garland (1867)

9. The power of pardon conferred by the Constitution upon the President is unlimited except in cases of impeachment. It extends to every offence known to the law, and may be exercised at any time after its commission, either before legal proceedings are taken or during their pendency, or after conviction and judgment. The power is not subject to legislative control.

This President is just petulant and nervy enough to pardon her, but he may have his hands full at the moment.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Wow, front page has pics of Andreary Mitchell and Loiser Lerner side by side.

Twins separated at birth, with the only difference their hair dye preference?

Marcola on July 9, 2014 at 5:24 PM

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaloon on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Expert on unhinged checks in.

F-

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Whatever, Issa. When you have Lerner in jail you’ll be taken seriously. Until then, you’re simply a co-conspirator, pal.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Committee Chairman Issa can’t do this. But the Speaker of the House Boehner can. Except he’s busy with some kind of lawsuit against the President.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM

AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Come on lefties, support this.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Twist little monkeys, twist.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 5:27 PM

“I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails—so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails,” Ms. Lerner wrote.

 

On the one hand, it seems Issa and many of you have given up on (or forgotten what the evil conspiracy was supposed to be) the original tale that Obama nefariously directed all sorts of sinister schemes to thwart those pesky Tea Party folks.
 
verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

 
Neat.

rogerb on July 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Here’s an interesting article from 2007 discussing the scope of the presidential pardon power when dealing with a contempt of Congress.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I think she’ll go to prison before she spills anything. She’s a believer and she’ll go down for the cause.

trigon on July 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

*sigh* You’re right, and what I’m sighing about is that if she does she’ll get a pardon anyway.

Futility.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM

This President is just petulant and nervy enough to pardon her, but he may have his hands full at the moment.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Just saw your note. Be interested to see what you think of Ex Parte Grossman and the authorities cited in the article I linked above.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Calling Lerner a hag is unhinged rage? O_o

What would an image of Dubya with a gun to his head be?

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 5:32 PM

The two judicial hearings should be good tomorrow. Hopefully, the judges will have little patience with the IRS.

BacaDog on July 9, 2014 at 5:32 PM

if she admits she’s got em can’t they be subpoenaed? I am asking because my law knowledge comes from watching Law & Order re-runs.

warmairfan on July 9, 2014 at 5:32 PM

It speaks volumes that the troll is going to bat for the IRS.

CurtZHP on July 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Holder isn’t going to prosecute her. Game over.

edrebber on July 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM

What would an image of Dubya with a gun to his head be?

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Art, you homophobe.

CurtZHP on July 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Time to start marching these corrupt underlings to jail…

A. There will be a disttinct shortage of underlings willing to do dirty work in the future.

B. At some point underlings will start talking and giving up bigger fish to save their own posteriors….

Sounds like win win to me.

Get the hard drive 7 and John Koskinen too.

Could turn it into a Survivor like reality show where winner gets to testify and receive immunity…

Maybe could get the EPA into the action too as they seem to have an inexplicable hard drive issue too

abnormal_1 on July 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM

God, she’s one ugly broad.

lostmotherland on February 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM

You’re right there mofo, but this one is an extra-special brand of ugly, she’s ugly to-the-bone.

slickwillie2001 on July 9, 2014 at 5:36 PM

It speaks volumes that the troll is going to bat for the IRS.
 
CurtZHP on July 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM

 
Remember when the (D)s used to put those QUESTION AUTHORITY bumper stickers on their Saabs?

rogerb on July 9, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Plead the Fifth… She needs to serve time.

Fallon on July 9, 2014 at 5:37 PM

But then she…….

shredded them!

(facepalm)

Ward Cleaver on July 9, 2014 at 5:37 PM

It speaks volumes that the troll is going to bat for the IRS.

CurtZHP on July 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Lucy’s gotta do what Lucy’s gotta do. It’s all he knows.

slickwillie2001 on July 9, 2014 at 5:37 PM

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Yeah, I could just imagine how unhinged the rage and hatred would be if Lerner and the administration was Republican. It would be an absolute rage fest with pyschotic liberals calling for her head on a pike.

If you think this is “unhinged rage and hatred” you must have been alseep during the Bush years.

darwin on July 9, 2014 at 5:37 PM

It’s tough to keep the lies plausible when there’s been this degree of wrongdoing.

forest on July 9, 2014 at 5:38 PM

She saved the ones where she states how much she loves being a public servant and her favorite past time is watching cute cat videos.

darwin on July 9, 2014 at 5:38 PM

This really is HUGE. With this info out, she needs to go to jail NOW!

bucsox79 on July 9, 2014 at 5:42 PM

It is comical to watch them defend the IRS of all organizations, the enforcement arm which can and will destroy someone if they fail to…oh I don’t know…pay back their federal student loans.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Earlier today I wrote jokingly…
 

Yesterday I jokingly wrote ‘well there goes the impeachment momentum’ following Plain endorsing it.
But man…no joke.
 
verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:18 PM

 
I think one of the more interesting elements is now we’re discussing/defending why VA coverups and the related deaths, gun smuggling, blatant actions such as his NLRB appointments, Gitmo releases, a weaponized IRS, hard drive crashes and breaking the law by not having required paper docs, actively refusing to send help to Ambassador Stevens, etc. AREN’T violations of his office.
 
The biggest problem I see is that it’s an us vs. them “so sue me, ha ha” debate instead of a “you know, that whole IRS thing does seem out of sorts with the laws of our republic and the office” debate.
 
Well, other than the PALIN HAHAHA!!! types.
 
rogerb on July 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM

 
But man…no joke.

rogerb on July 9, 2014 at 5:44 PM

She saved the ones where she states how much she loves being a public servant and her favorite past time is watching cute cat videos.

darwin on July 9, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Not to mention the admonitions to her staff to remember that they work for the American public.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 5:45 PM

He had previously said that Lerner did not print and file her email communications because she was unaware that she was required to do so.

Yeah, and I did not keep records off all my tax receipts because I was unaware I was required to do so.

OccamsRazor on July 9, 2014 at 5:45 PM

I just got back from a meeting at the VA in Loma Linda CA. There are a million Lerners and like ilk in the US Govt. But she is a mere kitten from what I’ve encountered at the VA in Loma Linda. I’m so tempted to go to the “IG” but nothing would come out of it. Fascists protect fascists.
The nation is truly lost.

oceansidecon on July 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Wow, front page has pics of Andreary Mitchell and Loiser Lerner side by side.

Twins separated at birth, with the only difference their hair dye preference?

Marcola on July 9, 2014 at 5:24 PM

No just the style among liberal gals. Mannish, “serious”, and humorless. During the 1990s that included wearing the liberal burka- the pants suit (essentially a less attractive alternative to the Mao suit).

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 5:49 PM

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Yeah, I could just imagine how unhinged the rage and hatred would be if Lerner and the administration was Republican. It would be an absolute rage fest with pyschotic liberals calling for her head on a pike.

If you think this is “unhinged rage and hatred” you must have been alseep during the Bush years.

darwin on July 9, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Before CNN magically stopped doing “polling” on the IRS issue, they found that a majority of Independents believed Lerner was acting on direct orders from the White House. And that Indy number was up 15% in just 1 month! No wonder they decided to bail on polling the IRS issue.

So using verbaloon’s own “logic”, a majority of Independents also have a hatred for Lerner.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

I just got back from a meeting at the VA in Loma Linda CA. There are a million Lerners and like ilk in the US Govt. But she is a mere kitten from what I’ve encountered at the VA in Loma Linda. I’m so tempted to go to the “IG” but nothing would come out of it. Fascists protect fascists.
The nation is truly lost.

oceansidecon on July 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

THIS.

But…read Unintended Consequences by John Ross…you’ll feel better. And maybe it will inspire you.

fossten on July 9, 2014 at 5:58 PM

“Your question was whether she printed out ‘official records’ and filed them. I am not saying she did that,” Taylor wrote to Politico reporters. That presumes a level of scrutiny legal compliance and process over every email that did not occur.”

On the one hand, it seems Issa and many of you have given up on (or forgotten what the evil conspiracy was supposed to be) the original tale that Obama nefariously directed all sorts of sinister schemes to thwart those pesky Tea Party folks.

But on the other hand…man oh man have you accumulated some unhinged rage and hatred for Lois Lerner.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Lemme guess: she was a “rogue agent” in the IRS, right? Probably outraged about some video she saw on YouTube.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have an “unhinged” rage and hatred for anyone that subverts the government and turns it into a model of government manipulation, repression and surveillance that the ChiComs would be proud of (see NSA with respect to spying on citizens and some (read it: critical of Øbama)) journalists.

DimsdalePiranha on July 9, 2014 at 5:59 PM

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Yeah, I could just imagine how unhinged the rage and hatred would be if Lerner and the administration was Republican. It would be an absolute rage fest with pyschotic liberals calling for her head on a pike.

If you think this is “unhinged rage and hatred” you must have been alseep during the Bush years.

darwin on July 9, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Don’t be to hard on verbalois. She’s been asleep most of the obama years as well.

HumpBot Salvation on July 9, 2014 at 5:59 PM

The two judicial hearings should be good tomorrow. Hopefully, the judges will have little patience with the IRS.

BacaDog on July 9, 2014 at 5:32 PM

The judges will be all ‘we demand this and that’ and the IRS will be all ‘yes, of course, your Honor’ and then it will die off and nothing will happen and the American people will be all ‘this is an outrage’ and the media will be all ‘nothing to see here’ and 0bama will be all ‘republicans hate womyn and brown people’ and God will be all ‘I’m pissed as hell and I’m not taking it anymore’ and stuff.

Tard on July 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Holder isn’t going to prosecute her. Game over.

edrebber on July 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Holder has no say in the matter. The House has full enforcement power for a contempt conviction. She can be jailed in the House pokey to the end of the current session. And then jailed again for the next one. And the next one. And the next one.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 6:01 PM

THIS.
But…read Unintended Consequences by John Ross…you’ll feel better. And maybe it will inspire you.
fossten on July 9, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Thanks. I’ll check it out.

oceansidecon on July 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM

This is SO MUCH OBAMASCPHINCTER … DAMN IT PEOPLE!! get a friggin CLUE here.

Anyone read the book, “The Cuckoo’s Egg”? Well, it is a bit dated but take a weekend and READ IT.
Written by a fellow who I briefly knew who went to Cal Berkley and while there doing pennance for his post-PhD worked in the (what we now know as the IT Department) got interested in net users and ended up writing the forementioned book about his ‘adventure’.
Well my dear friends it about the same today as it once was during formative MIL-NET days. EVERY FRIGGIN’ communication is traceable and every thing sent from ‘here to there’ leaves an IMAGE somewhere.
This horse crap about ‘lost emails’ is total Bama Shiite.
How stupid … Lost Records from the PEOPLE who bring FEAR and LOATHING to ALL OF US about accurate and RETRIEVABLE Financial RECORDS … LOSING STUFF?
It is Bama Shiite pure and simple.
I say, Boner [sic]… warm up the SUB POENA printing machine it’s long past time for some REAL azz kicking. Give Trea Gowdy some friggin tools … NOW!

Missilengr on July 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM

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