On Thursday the Washington Times reported that, according to investigators, “The IRS erased backup tapes with Lois G. Lerner emails even after the messages were subject to a congressional subpoena, likely permanently losing as many as 24,000 emails.”
This latest revelation is a reminder that the investigation into the IRS targeting conservatives groups continues to find new evidence into an Obama administration scandal that Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have long since stopped covering.
On June 25, The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan reported the following:
The IRS erased backup tapes with Lois G. Lerner emails even after the messages were subject to a congressional subpoena, likely permanently losing as many as 24,000 emails, investigators said Thursday.
Still, the tax agency didn’t actually destroy some of its backup tapes but only “degaussed” them, which meant the agency’s inspector general was able to go back and recover the messages.
“They destroyed evidence. That’s what they did,” said House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican.
He wondered whether it was a “coincidence” the erasure came just a month after President Obama dismissed the tea party targeting scandal as a non-issue.