In a twist of fate sure to surprise not even a single American the IRS has recently come forward to say they’ve “accidentally” lost a staggering two years worth of correspondence between Lois Lerner and outside agencies. As you all know, Lois Lerner is at the center of a massive scandal that could potentially bring down the current administration if the right facts were to come to light.
It appears that some were just a touch too close to those exact facts.
The news came to light via House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp who announced on Friday that the IRS lost the two years worth of emails due to a completely random, coincidental, and unfortunate computer crash. Furthermore, he conveyed that the IRS went to, “unprecedented efforts,” to recover the emails but weren’t able to do so.
“The IRS has made unprecedented efforts in connection with this effort, producing more than 750,000 pages of documents to help complete the investigations,” the IRS said in a recent statement. “In total, the IRS’s efforts to respond to Congress have involved more than 250 IRS employees working more than 120,000 hours at a direct cost of nearly $10 million.”
Upon releasing the news to the committee, Camp voiced his frustration and outrage saying that the loss of the emails was, “completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’ response to congressional inquiries.”
Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist echoed Camp’s notion and chimed in saying, “This is the worst attempt to blame technology in service of a cover-up since the infamous “18-minute gap” during the Nixon Watergate crisis, only in this case the gap is not 18 minutes, but two years. This cover-up is far worse.”
How pathetic do you guys think this excuse is? Could we be getting that close to the truth that the government is reduced to these petty and transparent tactics in order to cover their own butts? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.