Watchdog: IRS obstructed Congress when it lost Lois Lerner’s emails

Watchdog: IRS obstructed Congress when it lost Lois Lerner’s emails

New evidence about Lois Lerner’s missing emails suggests IRS acted in “bad faith,” and that there may have been White House involvement.

Cause of Action, a watchdog group that is investigating embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner, believes that there’s strong evidence proving the tax agency has obstructed Congress by losing Lerner’s emails and has suggested steps to get to the bottom of the situation.

According to a statement released to The Daily Caller by Cause of Action, the government watchdog group believes that there is evidence suggesting the IRS acted in “bad faith” in the case of the missing emails and that there might’ve been involvement with the White House in this action.

Cause of Action filed a FOIA request — along with Tea Party Patriots — seeking answers as to whether the IRS broke the law when it lost Lerner’s emails on June 24.

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Dan Epstein, executive director for Cause of Action, outlined how this is the case in an interview with TheDC where he stated that the day (June 3, 2011) when Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter to the IRS asking questions about the targeting of conservative groups is the date where the investigation began and when the IRS should’ve been well prepared for preserving Lerner’s hard drive.

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