Despite the fact that Lois Lerner’s emails
were destroyed to protect her from prosecution mysteriously vanished, investigators have retrieved some of the missing emails. Newly uncovered emails reveal Lerner’s bias against Republicans, including calling them “assholes”.
In a press release today, Rep. David Camp (R-MI), Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, sent additional evidence to the Department of Justice that he says provides further proof of criminal wrongdoing by IRS official Lois Lerner:
In the letter to DOJ, Chairman Camp revealed:
Lerner had a bias against conservatives:
A newly discovered email exchange from Ms. Lerner’s official IRS email account, dated November 9, 2012, directly demonstrates Ms. Lerner’s deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as “—holes.” Lerner further illustrates her disgust with conservatives, even suggesting they will ruin the country. In her email, Lerner states: “So we don’t need to worry about alien teRrorists. (sic) It’s our own crazies that will take us down.” This email shows that Ms. Lerner’s mistreatment of conservative groups was driven by her personal hostility toward conservatives.
Lerner used her personal email for official business, including taxpayer information:
The Committee also found that Lerner used her personal email for official business, including confidential return information. The Committee believed that further investigation, using resources available to the Department of Justice, could reveal whether there was unauthorized disclosure of taxpayer information in violation of the law. A newly discovered email from February 22, 2012 shows an exchange between Ms. Lerner and an IRS IT professional regarding a “Virus on Home PC.” In the exchange, Ms. Lerner indicates that she kept work information on her home computer, some of which may have been lost. She further states that her computer may have been “simply hacked because my password was too simple.” This exchange further raises concerns that taxpayer information may have been leaked.
Camp’s full letter can be seen here.
The emails to which Camp refers: