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Judicial Watch Outs IRS Lies About Hiding Lois Lerner's Emails

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

Our friends at Judicial Watch have just announced the following startling developments in the IRS’ missing emails investigation. In a news release sent after the close of business on Monday, August 25, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated:

Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe.  The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search.  The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system

We obviously disagree that disclosing the emails as required would be onerous, and plan to raise this new development with Judge Sullivan.                

This is a jaw-dropping revelation.  The Obama administration had been lying to the American people about Lois Lerner’s missing emails. There are no “missing” Lois Lerner emails – nor missing emails of any of the other top IRS or other government officials whose emails seem to be disappearing at increasingly alarming rate. All the focus on missing hard drives has been a diversion. The Obama administration has known all along where the email records could be – but dishonestly withheld this information. You can bet we are going to ask the court for immediate assistance in cutting through this massive obstruction of justice.

Here is the second set of sworn declarations by IRS officials in response to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s investigation into the missing emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. The declarations were provided after close of business on Friday, August 22.

The first meeting was held this afternoon by Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola, who was appointed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records which have been the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv-1559)).

Judge Sullivan has encouraged Judicial Watch to submit a request for limited discovery into the missing IRS records after September 10.

Fitton was remarkably restrained in his characterization of the revelation by the IRS attorneys. From our perspective not only has this revelation turned the entire IRS email investigation on its head, but we are reminded of the arrogant smirk on the face of IRS Chief John Koskinen's face as he testified before Congress that Lois Lerner's emails could not be recovered. It seems to us that if he was aware of this back-up system (and how could he not be) his false testimony should earn him a an indictment for lying to Congress and a place beside Attorney General Eric Holder as one of the most infamous liars ever to occupy a Senate confirmed position in the government of the United States.

Click this link to view must see video of Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton explaining the significance of the IRS admission.

Go here for the latest developments in the Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuit

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Why aren't Lois Learner and John A. Koskinen being charged with perjury like I would be if I ever lied under oath?

Re: Perjury!

Because the "elite" protect each other.