**Written by Doug Powers
This story failed the smell test before Obama ever even dismissed it as a “phony scandal. The nausea factor has not made it impossible to dig into further without a thick application of mentholatum under the nose:
The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.
Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.
“There is potential criminal activity,” Mr. Camus said.
Remember when the IRS commissioner, the smug John Koskinen, testified that IRS backup tapes for emails in question from around the time Lois Lerner was doing her thing didn’t exist? He was lying or doesn’t have a firm grip on how his agency operates:
But under questioning from Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Camus said it took him only two weeks to track down the backup tapes, and when he asked the IRS depository for them, the workers there said they’d never been contacted by the agency itself.
Republicans said that was stunning because IRS Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly assured Congress the emails were irretrievably lost.
If you can believe it, here's an actual email sent by Lois Lerner: pic.twitter.com/1VY09EYaCz
— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) February 27, 2015
**Written by Doug Powers
March 1, 2015 10:49 AM by Doug Powers
February 26, 2015 08:56 AM by Michelle Malkin
February 25, 2015 06:37 PM by Doug Powers
February 25, 2015 08:30 AM by Michelle Malkin
February 24, 2015 02:33 PM by Doug Powers
February 24, 2015 10:45 AM by Doug Powers
Hillary Clinton enlists branding help of Coca-Cola exec to craft a campaign to appeal to people who think corporations control too much of America
February 22, 2015 07:33 PM by Doug Powers
February 22, 2015 09:40 AM by Doug Powers
February 20, 2015 02:29 PM by Michelle Malkin
February 20, 2015 12:56 PM by Doug Powers
Great Lakes’ failure to cooperate with Al Gore’s doomsday alarmism a sure sign of climate change, says Bill Nye
February 19, 2015 08:32 PM by Doug Powers
Obama speaks out against political correctness at ‘Countering Violent Extremism by Nobody in Particular’ summit
February 18, 2015 09:06 PM by Doug Powers
February 17, 2015 05:58 PM by Michelle Malkin
February 17, 2015 11:22 AM by Doug Powers
February 17, 2015 06:55 AM by Doug Powers
Yes, President Obama, the rule of law still matters: Texas Gov. Abbott wins federal injunction against amnesty
February 16, 2015 10:28 PM by Michelle Malkin
Proof that Scott Walker’s lack of college degree harms him? He couldn’t even conform to this NYT columnist’s ‘fact’
February 15, 2015 11:33 AM by Doug Powers
February 13, 2015 09:04 PM by Doug Powers
February 12, 2015 11:47 PM by Michelle Malkin
February 12, 2015 05:14 PM by Doug Powers
DHS head warns Congress to fund Obama’s plan to legalize millions or border security might suffer (whuh?)
February 11, 2015 09:05 PM by Doug Powers
Earnest and Psaki back up Obama: Not just Jews shop at ‘randomly’ attacked kosher stores, so stop with the profiling!
February 10, 2015 02:37 PM by Doug Powers
February 10, 2015 10:04 AM by Doug Powers
February 10, 2015 09:43 AM by Michelle Malkin