Saturday, June 21, 2014

The “Lost” IRS E-mails – Close to a Smoking Gun?

This has been a busy week and is a busy weekend as I lead Morning Prayer, preach a sermon and teach young adults tomorrow.  But I cannot let pass without note developments on the IRS scandal, particularly the oh-so-conveniently “lost” e-mails of Lois Lerner and other key IRS players.

We may now be nearer a smoking gun on an IRS cover-up or worse than most think.  First, circumstantial evidence surrounding the lost e-mails is close to damning.  Kim Strassel, in an excellent must-read piece, notes that the supposed crash of Lois Lerner’s hard drive occurred about ten days after Ways and Means Committee Chair David Camp sent a letter to the IRS asking if they were engaged in political targeting.  Coincidence or convenience?

And if you think e-mails weren’t “lost” to protect Obama, consider that another IRS official whose e-mails were “lost”, Nikole Flax, visited the White House more than thirty times.

Second, the “lost” e-mails bring us to a point where it would take only one whistleblower and not a very high up one – perhaps from IRS IT? – to blow the lid off this scandal and cover-up.  It would not take much at this point to prove what is already obvious – the IRS is covering up criminal abuse of their power for political objectives.

1 comment:

Tregonsee said...

Historically, the Left has always been able to find somebody willing to break the law to release privileged information on their opponents. Perhaps one of the best examples is the release of sealed court information on the divorce of Jack Ryan who was expected to win handily the Illinois senate seat later held, briefly, by Obama. For some reason, nobody ever is willing to go out on a limb for Conservatives. For instance, what Bill Clinton did on his trip to Russia when he was Fulbright Scholar, or Obama's college transcripts. Being on the right/Right side of things is easier on the conscience, but it is more difficult.