House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is certain that the White House and/or the senior brass of the IRS purposely or intentionally “lost” (and I put lost in scare quotes because that’s what they do) Lois Lerner’s emails. He’s certain enough to subpoena the White House to ask why they weren’t able to recover the “lost” emails.
The problem is this: as The Daily Beast points out, Lerner reported that her emails were missing two weeks before she even became aware that the Cincinnati field office had altered their criteria.
Lerner, who worked in the service’s Washington office, was first alerted that employees in the Cincinnati branch were using “inappropriate criteria” (key words like “tea party”) to process the applications of nonprofit groups on June 29, 2011.
Her computer crashed on June 13, 2011. It was the following day that she wrote to other IRS personnel to tell them: “My computer crashed yesterday.” This date was noted last week by Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee.
Did 15th Doctor Obama use his time machine to crash Lois Lerner’s hard drive and make her emails disappear years before Darrell Issa would even take notice?
Don’t be under the mistaken impression that emails are only just-now missing because Darrell Issa is on the case. They’ve been missing for over three years.
At the time of their disappearance, Issa was still laser-focused on Fast and Furious.
How did that turn out?