Congress to probe how IRS emails could go missing


(WASHINGTON, AP) — Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen is telling Congress that eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive crashes.

Koskinen says it’s not clear whether all eight of the hard drive crashes resulted in lost emails.

In the past week, the IRS acknowledged it can’t produce emails from some of the officials connected to the investigation. Among the missing emails are those from former IRS executive Lois Lerner, who is at the center of the probe. Her computer crashed in 2011.

Koskinen says the IRS took additional steps to retrieve Lerner’s data but was unsuccessful.

Koskinen is testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee. He says the IRS will provide more of Lerner’s emails to Congress today.

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One Response to Congress to probe how IRS emails could go missing

  1. Melody Reply

    June 22, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I think every IRS employee from Lerner down should be fired – she gave instructions, they followed them, now they (all, including Tech Support)are losing/destroying documents — Congress investigations are a joke as well, no body messes with the IRS!!!! FLAT TAX for everyone, including those that receive Fed/State assistance or at least make the “assistance” 1/2 of min wage; then increase wages for health care (nursing homes – where all prisoners should be and elderly could live in prisons – better care, education, fitness)

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