Did You Know...

   

‘Phony scandal’ update: Lois Lerner’s Blackberry ‘wiped clean’ after congressional probe began

Share
By Doug Powers  •  August 27, 2014 05:26 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

null

We still don’t seem to have reached that “smidgen of corruption” threshold where somebody — anybody — loses a job, a pension, or even a night’s sleep over this “phony scandal” that continues to reek more every day:

Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.

Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was “removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012.”

That date – June 2012 – is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

I’m sure the current IRS commissioner will have a smug and dismissive excuse at the ready if he’s questioned about this. My guess is Koskinen will chalk it up to a coincidental work accident by an overworked civil servant. Due to budget cuts, they’re too busy to follow laws the rest of us would have been perp-walked for violating without regard to our budgets.

Also, the IRS is now saying that Lois Lerner’s emails were never actually missing, but were just being really cheeky and hiding from them. Even Lois Lerner’s emails want nothing to do with Lois Lerner’s emails.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

EO signed by Obama in 2009 could doom Hillary’s ‘classified email’ excuses, but at least Biden is smiling

August 26, 2015 05:05 AM by Doug Powers

hillarypresser

BS alarm dies from exhaustion

‘Not a smidgen of corruption’ moment of paws: Lois Lerner used email under dog’s name for IRS business

August 25, 2015 01:46 PM by Doug Powers

lerner

My dog ate my homework made me investigate Tea Party groups

Total coincidence: Biden meets with Fauxcahontas; Hillary interrupts Hamptons vacation to campaign (Sunday open thread)

August 23, 2015 08:29 AM by Doug Powers

hillarybiden

Game change?

The pantsuit of shamelessness: Hillary now blaming State Dept’s ‘ridiculous classification rules’

August 21, 2015 02:34 PM by Doug Powers

hillarypresser

Attempting to wipe the past clean with a cloth

Latest Hillary server sighting: Bathroom in a Colorado loft apartment; Updated

August 18, 2015 12:33 PM by Doug Powers

bathroomcomputer

National security down the toilet?


Categories: Bill Clinton, Corruption, Democrats, Hillary Clinton

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook