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.