Via The Hill:
The White House on Friday accused Republican lawmakers of propagating unfounded claims over the loss of Lois Lerner’s emails regarding the IRS targeting of conservative political groups.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House opposed appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the missing email controversy.
“I think that many Republicans in Congress, at least, particularly in the House, have demonstrated a pretty aggressive appetite for investigating this issue,” Earnest said.
“There have been a large number of claims and conspiracy theories that have been floated about this process by Republicans that just have not panned out, frankly.”
Earlier Friday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen denied that his agency was covering up or had deliberately lost Lerner’s correspondence. The IRS has said a hard drive containing Lerner’s emails from 2009-2011 crashed, and that the equipment was subsequently recycled and destroyed.