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The White House is betting on Americans' apathy. If they really believe the public won’t care about wrongdoing by the IRS, then we are in more trouble than we thought.
Comedian Jon Stewart isn't impressed with the Internal Revenue Service's story that it simply lost Lois Lerner emails during a 2011 hard drive crash, saying that the government's behavior "across all platforms borders on criminal idiocy."
Rep. Paul Gosar said Tuesday that tweaks to record-preservation laws in the wake of the IRS political targeting scandal will amount to nothing if agencies do not follow the rules, anyway.
The House's top investigator said Tuesday the relationship between congressional Republicans and the IRS was "not improved" by agency Commissioner John Koskinen's "disappointing performance" late Monday, as members of Congress probe what happened to emails that could be key to their investigation of political targeting at the revenue agency.
The House's top investigator and a member of the White House's counsel team had a difference of legal opinion Tuesday.
Amid partisan bickering over the IRS' political targeting scandal, Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier told the House oversight committee to do something "constructive in nature" so government agencies are not left in a technological Stone Age.
The Internal Revenue Service broke the law when it failed to report Lois G. Lerner's broken hard drive and lost emails, the national archivist told Congress on Tuesday, further fueling the email scandal.
The head of the IRS brushed aside accusations Monday that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of tea party and other political groups, even as Republican lawmakers questioned his credibility.
The Obama Administration's investigatory credibility, like Lois Lerner's emails, has been irrevocably "lost."