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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O'Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel, who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner's missing e-mails." (Associated Press)

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The lawyer of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner said Repbulicans are using the the IRS probe to drum up support among GOP voters. (Associated)

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The lawyer of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner said Repbulicans are using the the IRS probe to drum up support among GOP voters. (Associated)

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FILE - This May 22, 2013 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups. The IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other IRS employees. But an untold number are gone. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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** FILE ** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - This May 22, 2013 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups. The IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other IRS employees. But an untold number are gone. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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**FILE** Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 5, 2014. (Associated Press)

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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from several officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O'Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel, who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner's missing e-mails." (Associated Press)

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Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight Committee, joined at left by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking member, leads the questioning of Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has a rare light moment as his panel questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen in the probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for scrutiny. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has a rare light moment as his panel questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen in the probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for scrutiny. (Associated Press)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an email to employees that bonuses were an appropriate way for taxpayers to reward the agency that polices them. "I believe that rewarding our high-performing employees is a vital investment for our nation's tax system," he said. (Associated Press)

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IRS Flying eMail Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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IRS Flying eMail Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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National Edition News cover for June 21, 2014 - IRS commish: No apologies for losing Lerner emails: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation who has invoked her Fifth Amendment right at least nine times to avoid answering lawmakers' questions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)