Less than two week after learning of the IG’s report alleging that the IRS targeted conservatives and one month before she “apologized,” Lois Lerner was covering her tracks at the IRS.
Here’s the latest email uncovered from the former top IRS official at the center of the targeting scandal:
I had a question today about OCS [Microsoft Office Communications Server]. I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails – so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails. Someone asked if OCS conversations were also searchable – I don’t know, but told them I would get back to them. Do you know?
Two important things from this email.
First, she was actively and aggressively working with others at the IRS to obstruct Congress’s inquiries and hide her emails and communications on the IRS targeting scandal. There is a there there.
Second, we now know there is a separate internal IRS messaging system. The response she got back from this email was that basically messages are not saved unless the individual users save them. To that she responded, “Perfect.” There was a lot she and her co-conspirators needed to hide.
You add this information to the supposedly “lost” emails, crashed computer hard drive, and “Careful What You Ask For” emails that followed, and you get a little more perspective on what was going on.
There is far more than a “smidgeon” of corruption in the IRS targeting scandal. This is a full-blown wall-to-wall cover-up.
It doesn’t get any more obvious than this.