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President Obama has flouted the law again and again.
Nobody should hesitate to throw the book at former IRS official Lois Lerner.
With shock and sadness, the IRS announced that the emails of Lois Lerner — the IRS official sacrificed by the Obama administration as the only possible source for the "accidental" IRS attacks on Tea Party and other right leaning groups — from 2009 to 2011 were lost in a computer "hard drive crash" in early summer 2011.
The Internal Revenue Service is informing Congress that the computer hard drives of seven employees all crashed during the critical period leading up to the breaking of the conservative-group-targeting scandal ("GOP: IRS lost emails go beyond Lerner," Web, June 17). In this claimed crash, decisive emails were supposedly lost from the server where they were stored and forensic techniques for recovering data from all hard drives were said to have failed.
Lois G. Lerner, the employee at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, wanted to recover files from her computer hard drive after it crashed in 2011, but when told it was impossible, she took a philosophical view.
Two top Republicans said Tuesday that in addition to Lois G. Lerner's emails, the IRS appears to also have lost records from six other agency employees involved in the tea party targeting scandal.
Republicans ridiculed a claim that the Internal Revenue Service lost two years worth of Lois G. Lerner's emails, with top lawmakers Monday summoning the commissioner to Congress next week to explain the foul-up and one tea party group demanding access to the computers that the tax agency says were responsible for the failure.
Rose Mary Woods, President Nixon's personal secretary, took the blame four decades ago for a mysterious 18-minute gap in an audio tape-recording of what was going on in the Oval Office during the Watergate investigation.
The IRS last week sent a letter explaining how it lost some of former employee Lois G. Lerner's emails from 2009 through 2011, including some from her communications with Democrats in Congress or with other federal agencies, drawing a stern rebuke from Republicans.