By: Patrick Howley (Daily Caller)
Congress wants proof.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa subpoenaed IRS commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday for ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive and other electronic devices.
The IRS recently claimed that it lost 24,000 emails that Lerner exchanged with other Obama administration agencies and the White House between 2009 and 2011, during the period that Lerner was overseeing the improper targeting of conservative and tea party groups. The IRS claimed that Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011 and the emails were lost. IRS commissioner John Koskinen, however, testified in March that Lerner’s emails were all stored on a computer server.
Issa subpoenaed records and documents including “All back-up tapes, external drives, thumb drives, or other storage media the IRS used to capture, archive, back up, or otherwise record e-mails sent or received by Lois Lerner from January 1, 2009, to September 23, 2013″ and “All electronic communication devices the IRS issued to Lois G. Lerner from January 1, 2009, to September 23, 2013.”
Issa also subpoenaed information about IRS email collection tactics.